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Welcome to our Wellbeing Colleges

We run workshops and activities to support and improve people’s mental health in two wellbeing colleges, one in Bristol and one in North Somerset.

We have prerecorded YouTube sessions on a range of topics such as Boost your Mood and Writing for Wellbeing which are available to everyone. And there are also blogs and stories from our learners and tutors which you can find below in our latest news and on Twitter and Instagram.

For people living in Bristol who have used Bristol Mental Health services, and their carers.  We also welcome patients of Inner City and East locality GP surgeries.
Find out more here

For people living in North Somerset.
Find out more here


Wellbeing Colleges News

Bristol man runs this Movember in aid of mental health service that changed his life

6 November 2023

Former Bristol Wellbeing College learner and Delivery Project Manager at Vattenfall Heat UK, part of Bristol City Leap, Rich Lee…

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Poetry Without Words 2023 – Approaching creativity without convention

20 June 2023

Poetry Without Words, our annual Bristol Wellbeing College art exhibition, is back. Immerse yourself in powerful art created by our…

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Poetry Without Words: Paul’s story

13 June 2023

Paul Hawkins is a poet, artist, publisher and former learner with our Bristol Wellbeing College. He now runs his own…

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Art, attention and ADHD awareness

9 December 2022

Our resident Bristol Wellbeing College blogger, Chrissy, writes about the experience of her mum being diagnosed with ADHD in her…

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National Schizophrenia Awareness Day – lessons we can all learn from those affected by schizophrenia

25 July 2022

For Schizophrenia Awareness Day, Bristol Wellbeing College learner and blogger Chrissy writes about mental health stigma and what we can learn from people living with schizophrenia.

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Combatting loneliness – step by step

15 June 2022

Bristol Wellbeing College learner, Chrissy, has shared her own insights into how finding the awe in the outdoors can help us cope with loneliness:

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How to go from distressed to destressed – wellbeing through release

17 May 2022

This week, our Bristol Wellbeing College blogger, Chrissy talks about how important it is to let your emotions out loudly and proudly.

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Spring into Spring with the Bristol Wellbeing College

30 March 2022

Can seasonal change really put a spring in our mental health’s step? Our Bristol Wellbeing College blogger, Chrissy, talks about spring, the science of joy, and how we may have more influence over our happiness than we think.

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City GPs recommend wellbeing college to patients struggling with their mental health

19 January 2022

Bristol Wellbeing College, which is run by mental health charity Second Step, offers free psycho-educational workshops to help people learn new ways and skills to improve their mental health. 

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Small Wins for the Shortest Day

21 December 2021

A seasonal blog from the Bristol Wellbeing College’s resident blogger, Chrissy, who this month celebrates her own personal stress-busting win involving a snowflake and a toothpick….

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