Complex needs

Changing Futures

You may have heard about the new Government funded Changing Futures programme which is working with some of the most disadvantaged people in Bristol. The aim is to help empower them to lead independent lives and to improve service provision

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You didn’t try and fix me

Pier at Weston super Mare

River felt ready to tell his story after a difficult couple of years working out his identity and dealing with multiple mental health crises. To mark Pride month, we share River’s story and his insights into why Second Step’s support means so much to him.

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“Sometimes we can’t do things alone”

This year Mental Health Awareness Week is about loneliness. We hear from Hope client Vic who reached out for help when he felt his mental health was relapsing. TW: This post mentions suicidal thoughts.

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Thinking in a trauma-informed way

People in a room talking

Jemma, one of our Recovery Coaches, tells us about joining our Step Together service during a pandemic and how our trauma-informed approach helps her and the people she supports.

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