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.

Embracing diverse holidays and celebrations

28 November 2023

As the festive holidays approach, Bristol Wellbeing College tutor Jasmine takes a look at different ways to feel fulfilled and find…

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International Men’s Day 2023: Supporting men’s mental health with Hope

17 November 2023

To coincide with International Men’s Day this year, we sat down with Sam Remington, Hope Project Worker, to talk about…

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Creating connections through art

14 November 2023

How volunteering at Second Step creates hope and change, and in this case, an actual piece of artwork too! It’s…

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MoRun success: Supporting men’s mental health

13 November 2023

Congratulations to all who took part in Movember’s MoRun at Ashton Court yesterday, especially Rich Lee, Andy Warren and Sam…

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Second Step stands against homelessness

10 November 2023

Like many, we were shocked by recent remarks about homelessness being a lifestyle choice. Our Chief Executive, Aileen Edwards, is…

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Bristol man runs this Movember in aid of mental health service that changed his life

6 November 2023

Former Bristol Wellbeing College learner and Delivery Project Manager at Vattenfall Heat UK, part of Bristol City Leap, Rich Lee…

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A new office for the new year 

27 October 2023

After 30 years in Brunswick Square in Bristol, we’re excited to share that we’ll be moving to pastures new early…

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Finding healing and purpose: A journey of willow weaving

25 October 2023

Read more about Warren’s inspiring story and discover how finding a hobby like willow weaving has transformed his life.

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We’re all human beings, not just numbers 

23 October 2023

Today our colleague Clara Eden-Thompson writes about the rise in homophobia and transphobia and the impact this is having on…

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The importance of diversity in children’s books

17 October 2023

In keeping with this year’s Black History Month theme of ‘celebrating our sisters’, we wanted to shine a light on…

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