Putting mental health first

We’re a leading mental health charity that’s been putting mental health first for individuals and communities in Bristol and the South West for the last three decades. Working hand-in-hand with the NHS and local authorities, we offer practical help and emotional support tailored to each individual and their recovery.

Our experience of working with Bristol’s significant population of rough sleepers means we are well placed to offer skilled support to people with multiple and complex needs including homelessness, drug or alcohol addiction.

We believe that with the right support, everyone can take control and make their future their own.

Our services

Our services include Supported Housing, NHS Services, Community Mental Health Support, Wellbeing Therapies and Wellbeing Courses.
We deliver these services across Bristol, Bath, North and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

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.
10 September 2018

A good friend of mine took his life by suicide around 8 years ago. I remember when I received the call from another friend. The day is etched in my mind.

5 September 2018

Second Step is absolutely delighted to be involved in the 'Leaving Bris

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.

Bristol Wellbeing College

A place of learning - for people and carers interested in improving their mental health and wellbeing.
Our Wellbeing 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.