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Whether you need a little or a lot. Whether you’re experiencing addiction, mental health, physical, learning or housing difficulties. We’ll work together to help you make your future your own. Click on the icons below to find out more about the support available.
Many of our staff members themselves have lived what you’re going through right now. You’re not alone – we’re with you every step of the way.

Our Services

Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West.
We work hand-in-hand with a network of recognised experts and partners, delivering practical help and emotional support to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Latest News

From success stories, relevant news and current projects, to our partners, volunteers and events. Discover the latest happenings at Second Step and in the mental health sector here.
20 February 2017

During a celebration event for Bristol Mental Health’s Community Rehabilitation Service, Bev sat quietly as her sister Lesley told a room full of people how the team had turned their lives around.

16 December 2016

Karen describes the last two years of homelessness as a living hell, so it is uplifting to picture her in the sanctuary of her own home this Christmas as a result of Second Step’s help.

Join our team

Become a member of staff or become one of our volunteers - there are many ways you can work with Second Step.
With a wide variety of projects and services, we offer volunteering and career opportunities to suit most interests and experience.

Second Step Recovery College

A place of learning - for people and carers interested in improving their mental health and wellbeing.
Our Recovery College offers a wide range of free courses and taster sessions for people living in Bristol.

Our Stories

Behind the statistics are the stories. Here you can read people’s real mental health stories told from the heart.
We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has chosen to share their experiences. Stories like these are powerful and are often life-changing.