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Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Connect

Evidence suggests that connecting with others helps to improve our wellbeing, so we've put together a list of other services below that may be able to help you to connect with others. If you'd like to find out more about the 5 ways to wellbeing, we recommend these links:

An overview of the 5 ways to wellbeing - MIND

5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS

We do our best to keep this page updated, but we are a small team. Please email us at wellbeing@southernbrooks.org.uk if you've spotted something that needs updating.

They provide peer support to any adult suffering from mental distress. You do not need a diagnosis or a referral to use their service, and it’s completely free. They have online support groups, in person support groups, and walk & talk sessions.

Reengage are offering tea parties and call companion's to people who are 75+, living alone and feeling isolated.

WECIL

WECIL’s Check in and Chat service supports disabled adults who are feeling isolated and would like someone to talk to regularly. Volunteers make weekly calls to members of our community for 12 weeks, having friendly conversation, lending a supportive ear and signposting to services as required.

Womankind Befriending Service

  • If you would like to have a befriender, please ask your support worker, sexual violence worker or a health care professional to make a referral.
  • If you would like more information, please contact their helpline on 0117 916 6461 or 0345 458 2914. Or see their website here.

Their befriending service supports women to get back on their feet. A volunteer befriender can provide you with company, a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on. Befrienders can help you to get out and about, develop new interests, improve your routine, build new friendships and support networks, increase your confidence and self-esteem.

This service is for isolated women living in South Gloucestershire and Bristol to improve their mental health and wellbeing. They also provide this service for women in Bristol who have experienced sexual violence.

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community providing free, safe and anonymous support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years.

Talk Club UK
Talk Club UK is a charity that helps men to open up. They have several Bristol groups.

Age UK

Age UK offer a befriending service for residents of South Gloucestershire over the age of 50. This could be face to face or on the telephone.

Silverline

A free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and support to older people. Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Well Aware

Well Aware provide information on a wide range of organisations; support groups, community groups, events and activities that can help people improve their health and wellbeing in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The Marmalade Trust

The Marmalade Trust have written an article called "7 Ways to Combat Loneliness Whilst WFH" (Working from home).