Looking for support?

Whether you need a little or a lot. Whether you’re experiencing mental health, physical, learning, addiction or housing difficulties. We’ll work together to help you make your future your own.

Many of our staff members themselves have lived what you’re going through right now. You’re not alone – we’re with you every step of the way.
Our services each have a different referral process which can be found on their individual pages. We work closely with local councils to give support but we do not provide emergency housing support directly.

Our services

Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West.
We work hand-in-hand with a network of recognised experts and partners, delivering practical help and emotional support to promote mental health and wellbeing.

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.
1 March 2018

Two pieces of Martin Dagger's art will be shown at a Bristol exhibition devoted to the artwork of homeless men.

26 February 2018

Paul, who is telling his story as part of our campaign #HomeEqualsHope, joined Second Step Chief Executive Aileen Edwards on BBC Radio Bristol's health hour at the start of the city's Hom

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.