Bristol Wellbeing College

Bristol Wellbeing College is a place of wellbeing and learning for anyone interested in exploring ways to improve their mental health. Workshops and courses are free of charge to people receiving support from any of the organisations which deliver Bristol Mental Health services, including their carers. We’re proud that 90% of Bristol Wellbeing College learners report an improvement in their mental health and wellbeing.

You can find more information about the college, eligibility and enrolment here.

From North Somerset? We also run a wellbeing service in North Somerset based on our Wellbeing College principles.

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Sessions calendar

All our workshops, courses and activities are can be found below. Please click on the session title for more details.

You can also look at our current prospectus here.

Course name: Discovering Good Mental Health (2/3)

What is the session about?

Within this course we will be uncovering what it means to be in good mental health and reflect on our perceptions of happiness.  We will explore different areas in our lives, recognise what hinders wellness, consider some helpful habit changers that promote wellbeing and set ourselves meaningful goals to work towards a balanced life.

Who is it for?

This course is useful for exploring our perceptions of mental health and happiness. It would benefit anyone, particularly those who are wanting and ready to explore different areas in their life and willing to make some helpful changes.

How is it taught?

Within this course we will use tools and formats to help you consider your own level of wellness. There will be some group activities and general discussions as well as individual written exercises.  Within each session we will have some general relaxation practice.

What will be learnt?

Increased self awareness and knowledge of our own perceptions of what it means to be well. Increased understanding of what hinders and helps our wellbeing and simple steps we can adopt to make lasting changes.

Location: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA
Time: to 4:30 PM
Date: 11 July 2019
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Shane's story

"I can laugh at myself and with people"

Since getting involved with the Wellbeing College, Shane’s outlook on life has changed dramatically. Watch this short video to find out more.


For more stories visit the Wellbeing College blog >

About the college

Bristol Wellbeing College was launched in 2014 by Second Step with the aim of giving people the recovery principles and practices to help them move forward in their lives.

Our wellbeing sessions include a range of short one-off workshops and longer multi-session courses held over a number of weeks. From managing depression, combatting isolation and writing for wellbeing, all the sessions help learners to gain a greater understanding of mental health problems, as well as developing the skills and strategies to improve self-management and recovery.

All of our workshops and courses are friendly and welcoming and are held in a variety of accessible venues across Bristol. All sessions have been designed and created by people who have experience of mental health problems, as well as mental health professionals. The College works with a number of like-minded organisations across the city.

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All workshops, courses and activities are free of charge to people receiving support from any of the organisations delivering Bristol Mental Health services, as well as to their carers. If you have any queries regarding eligibility please call us on 0117 914 5498 or email us at:

Booking sessions

We are unable to accept walk-ins (people turning up to sessions on the day).
If you turn up on the day and your name isn't on the register, you may be asked to attend on another mutually agreed date. For more information, please read our learners' charter which provides learners with clear guidance on what to expect from Bristol Wellbeing College.

If you are interested in attending any of our wellbeing sessions please enrol here.