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


#GetReal is our campaign from suicide prevention team the Hope Project and is aimed at men aged 30-64. The campaign launched with beer mats and this spot on BBC Points West.

Latest news and stories

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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On Identity: Self-Portrait as a Camera

29 May 2019

When asked to write a self-portrait using an object as metaphor for the self, Wellbeing College attendee Mollie chose the camera as her object identity in her poem ‘We See Me A Little Different’.

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#GetReal – helping prevent male suicide

17 May 2019

New Second Step social media campaign #GetReal to help prevent male suicide.

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Living in my car – Dan’s story

16 May 2019

Dan tells his story to BBC Points West as part of Second Step’s #GetReal campaign.

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16 May 2019

Our #WhatMakesMeWell campaign is back for the summer. Kicked off with this one minute film from our Communications Manager.

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Mental health support key to tackling homeless crisis

11 May 2019

Homeless policy in Bristol must prioritise mental health support, according to a report from the Mental Health and Housing Working…

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