Welcome to Second Step

How we help

Our housing services help people, including those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to find suitable accommodation they can call home.

We work with the NHS to run mental health services which focus on the individual - working with them to find the hope and courage to take the next steps in their recovery.

We run a number of services in the community which help people find the hope and courage they need to make the most of their health and wellbeing.

Social media campaigns


#WhatMakesMeWell is our campaign designed at getting you thinking about the small things in life that help you stay well from a favourite book to a walk in the park What Makes You Well?

Latest news and stories

Raising Ambitions: our plan for the next three years

5 August 2019

Today we launch our new Strategic Plan outlining our priorities until 2022 which focus on raising ambitions for us as…

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Making Connections

24 July 2019

Making Connections was the theme of our recent event. As part of the day a panel with lived experience shared their thoughts on Making Connections.

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Life’s Only True Opponent

17 July 2019

Danger has a vulnerable face too

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I didn’t know I could paint.

3 July 2019

Jay’s world fell apart when his partner walked out on him while he slept. They’d been together for five years and he’d saved £10k for their wedding. He was holding down a good job at the time and was what you’d call a ‘functioning addict’

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Looking to the STARS…

1 July 2019

Stuart is chair of the new involvement group at Second Step which works with staff to improve the organisation’s services, STAR Improvement. STAR stands for shaping, teaching and responding and Stuart was instrumental in developing this new approach to involvement and coproduction at Second Step. Here Stuart explains why it means so much to him.

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Sylvia’s Fund

17 June 2019

Sylvia’s Fund is the brainchild of one of our support workers, Isabella Cross. Wanting to set up a fund that helped people’s mental health in small ways. We campaign for Sylvia’s Fund under #ItsTheLittleThings.

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Summer newsletter

13 June 2019

Life-saving beermats, summer get togethers and what makes you well? Our Summer newsletter is here.

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No Agenda

11 June 2019

This week’s guest contribution is from our student liaison co-coordinator, Ben Lilford. Under this long-winded title, Ben runs the College’s…

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Volunteering as a gateway

6 June 2019

Volunteering is often talked about as a gateway to paid work. This volunteers week we have Claire our Digital Communications Officer talking about how volunteering helped her into her job.

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Who cares?

2 June 2019

To mark Carers’ Week (10-16 June) our Involvement Officer Bev Woolmer blogs about being a carer for her son.

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