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Blogs, opinion pieces, stories and experiences from across Second Step. See below for our most recent campaign & video, our latest news and blog posts, and our 2023 Impact Report.

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BAB Project Meeting

Combating loneliness

3 October 2017

In a pilot project with Brunelcare, Second Step supported older people in their homes with weekly 45-minute meetings involving a trained wellness adviser – in a bid to tackle loneliness.

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Jonny Benjamin

Jonny Benjamin backs wellbeing campaign

21 September 2017

Mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin today lends his voice to Second Step’s wellbeing campaign #WhatMakesMeWell.

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Baroness visit to second step

Meeting the Baroness

31 July 2017

The Chair of the National Housing Federation, Baroness Diana Warwick, visited Second Step recently. She met staff and service users at our Toll House Court project in Bedminster, Bristol.

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People talking

It works wonders

31 July 2017

Volunteering with mental health charity Second Step works wonders for the people we support and for all our wonderful volunteers too.

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Matt and Aileen with BBC Dr Phil

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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Matt and Claire Second Step volunteers

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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