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.
Please note: To attend sessions, you must be registered with the Wellbeing College in advance. If you are bringing someone along to support you, they do not need to register.
From North Somerset? We also run a wellbeing service in North Somerset based on our Wellbeing College principles.
We have designed a colour-coded system so you can easily see which sessions are most appropriate for your own recovery journey.
Lighter sessions encouraging self expression through the use of sensory tools and activities.
Focused sessions providing helpful tools and strategies for better mental wellbeing.
In-depth sessions offering self-reflection, activities and tools to continue moving forward.
"I can laugh at myself and with people"
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.