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Highlighting the benefits of volunteering on the airwaves

18 June 2017

n Saturday 17 June one of our communications volunteers, Matt Stalker and our Chief Executive, Aileen Edwards were featured guests on BBC Radio Bristol’s Phil Hammond Show.

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Acceptance is the answer according to the Queen of Bad Choices

7 May 2017

For Mental Health Awareness Week this year Second Step Communications Volunteer Claire has used the theme of surviving or thriving to look back at her long history of mental illness and reflect on when she’s been surviving and when she’s been thriving.

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New name for Bristol mental health college

3 May 2017

Second Step’s Recovery College has a new name and a new look too. From May 1 the college, which works…

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100 beds in 100 days challenge is springboard for more action

7 April 2017

Second Step lent its voice to other city agencies and businesses who have pledged to do more in response to Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees’ challenge to create 100 beds in 100 days from January to 10 April 10 in order to reduce homelessness.

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Life changing one to one support

31 March 2017

Growing up in the inner city in a single parent family could be tough. Seb wouldn’t change his past as it has made him the person he is today. He loves his community and hopes his volunteering will help him to improve the lives of the people around him.

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Sisters tell how their lives changed dramatically for the better

20 February 2017

During a celebration event for Bristol Mental Health’s Community Rehabilitation Service, Bev sat quietly as her sister Lesley told a room full of people how the team had turned their lives around.

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