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.

Unique North Somerset crisis centre receives large donation

25 January 2022

Safe Haven Crisis & Recovery Centre, run by mental health charity Second Step, provides a safe space for people in North Somerset in acute emotional distress. The Centre recently received a donation of £10,000 from Howards Motor Group.

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Two stories of hope for January

24 January 2022

We want to reframe this ‘new year new me!’ thought process. So, we’re sharing two stories – one from a Next Steps colleague and one from a member of our STAR Communications Team – about finding hope for the future, even when facing severe mental health problems.

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Mental health services gave me hope

20 January 2022

Jessica, a member of our STAR Communications Team, talks about lived experience of psychosis. Jessica was working in marketing and commuting around 100 miles each way when her mental health took a turn for the worse and she started experiencing psychotic symptoms.

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City GPs recommend wellbeing college to patients struggling with their mental health

19 January 2022

Bristol Wellbeing College, which is run by mental health charity Second Step, offers free psycho-educational workshops to help people learn new ways and skills to improve their mental health. 

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Horse riding to help healing

22 December 2021

Becky applied to our grant-giving Sylvia’s Fund to go horse riding for the day. She had recently came out of…

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Small Wins for the Shortest Day

21 December 2021

A seasonal blog from the Bristol Wellbeing College’s resident blogger, Chrissy, who this month celebrates her own personal stress-busting win involving a snowflake and a toothpick….

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BBC shines a light on Hope Project

17 December 2021

BBC Radio Bristol presenter John Darvall interviewed Matty from our suicide prevention project, Hope, earlier this week as part of…

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Mince Pies and Mental Health: Promoting wellness during the holiday period

13 December 2021

21 has been a year of anxiety and uncertainty for many people and we recognise that the Christmas period can be especially hard for those that are experiencing mental health problems, grieving the loss of a loved one or struggling with isolation and loneliness. Our Somerset Crisis Safe Space Senior Recovery Navigator has put together some tips to help support your wellbeing over the Christmas period.

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Taking Care Approaching Nifty Fifty

22 November 2021

Our Hope Project worker Sam shares his top tips for looking after yourself in middle age.

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Stepladder – providing an environment for men to talk and be heard

22 November 2021

Meet Winston, a Community Partnership Manager at Second Step. As Part of Men’s Mental Health Month, Winston has written about his experience of working with young men and the positive impact providing an environment for men to talk has on men’s mental health.
Trigger Warning: this post makes reference to suicide.

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