Welcome to Second Step

How we help

Our homeless 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.

The power of peers

16 July 2024

Kate Thomas, the Peer Support Officer at Second Step, along with two peer workers, Lynn and Boaz, share their insights…

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Sign up: Free wellbeing workshops for men in North Somerset 

9 July 2024

North Somerset Wellbeing is teaming up with Beyond Equality to host three workshops focused on men’s wellbeing. The workshops are…

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Building independence and growing expertise: How mental health volunteering benefits everyone involved

2 July 2024

When Phil met Anthony through our volunteering mentor scheme, Get Connected, they discovered a shared love of bikes and developed…

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How to be an LGBTQIA+ ally: A workplace guide

19 June 2024

Recovery Navigator Phoebe Horrocks recently become LGBTQIA+ lead for Second Step’s Community Rehabilitation service in Bristol. In this role, she…

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Second Step’s Community Rehabilitation team and Bristol Wellbeing College host Carers’ Week Event

12 June 2024

To coincide with Carers’ Week, our Bristol Community Rehabilitation team and Bristol Wellbeing College organised an event for carers on…

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Saving lives in Somerset – an out-of-hours service on a mission

4 June 2024

In the last year, more than three thousand people have reached out for support from Crisis Safe Space, the out…

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“Just go for it. If you’re able to volunteer, it’s massively enriching to do so”

3 June 2024

When Charlie started mental health volunteering, his goal was to help people and make a difference. What he didn’t realise was how much volunteering would make a difference to his life too. 

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“I looked forward to riding Maverick every week.” How horse riding became one young woman’s passport home.

28 May 2024

It’s well known that horses can help our mental health, with a study by the British Horse Society revealing that horse riding stimulated many positive psychological feelings including reducing depression by 30%.

But for one young woman, who has spent the last 10 years in mental health units often under a section, horse riding became so much more than this. It helped her build her confidence and slowly but surely find the strength to return to life in the community.

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Sign up now: Free new course for carers in North Somerset starting 6 June 

21 May 2024

North Somerset Wellbeing is introducing a free, six-week course for carers (18 years and over) who provide support to adults…

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Taking a moment for Carole 

20 May 2024

Following the death by suicide of his beloved wife Carole, South Gloucestershire farmer Stephen Moorlen decided to set up a mental health fundraising project in her memory. We spoke to Stephen about the project, and the overwhelming response he has had since launching it. 

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