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Wellbeing Events Update


You must be over 18 and live in South Gloucestershire or registered with a GP in South Gloucestershire to access these events.

This service is delivered on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council by Southern Brooks Community Partnerships.

For more information about healthy lifestyles and wellbeing in South Gloucestershire please visit

If you'd like to talk to someone before you come, please contact the wellbeing support team on 01454 868583 or email





Overcoming Low Mood Course

This free 6 week course will show you how to improve your mood and get back on track, using simple techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy that have been shown to be highly effective in tackling depression. 

Thursday 9th January | 6:30pm-8pm (every week for 6 weeks)
Iron Acton Parish Hall, High Street, Iron Acton, BS37 9UH





Overcoming Anxiety & Panic Course

The first part of this free 6-week course will explore what anxiety is, and what keeps it going, and will introduce you to some effective tools to manage the effects of “generalised anxiety”, particularly the worrying thoughts that can trigger “fight or flight” in your nervous system. The second part of the course will focus on a particular type of anxiety, panic disorder, and will help you to manage panic attacks and the fear of having a panic attack.

Monday 24th February | 10:30am-12pm (every week for 6 weeks)
Lyde Green Community Centre, Thistle Close, Lyde Green, BS16 7GW





Wellbeing Workshops


Build ways to make it through some of the challenges that life brings.

Come along to these free workshops to:
> Create a plan to improve your daily health and wellbeing.
> Free tools, apps, tips, and resources.
> Find out about opportunities and groups in your local area.
> 20-minute one-to-one session with a Wellbeing Worker.
> Meet new people and share ideas.

This is a 5-week rolling programme, we recommend you attend all 5 sessions to feel the full benefits.


Bradley Stoke

Tuesday, 17th December | 2:30pm-3:30pm
Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Fiddlers Wood Lane, BS32 9BS



Thursday, 12th December | 10am-11am
Christchurch Surgery, 57 North Street, BS16 5SG



Tuesday, 10th December | 10:30am-11:30am
The Orchard Medical Centre, MacDonald Walk, BS15 8NJ



Wednesday, 18th December | 3pm-4pm
Conniston Community Centre, Coniston Road, BS34 5LP


Thornbury - Weekend

Saturday 7th December | 10am-12:30pm
St Marys Church Hall, Eastbury Close, BS35 1DR





Peer Support Groups


Peer support is where people meet and share their own experiences to help each other. It focuses on positive strengths, not weaknesses and works towards wellbeing.

Come and meet others, learn from each other and share what helps to improve and maintain good emotional wellbeing.

These groups are facilitated by a wellbeing worker to ensure everyone always feels welcome and that it's a safe space to talk.

  • Bradley Stoke
  • Kingswood
  • Patchway
  • Yate (Central)
  • Yate (Cranleigh Court)





Support at Christmas


The Southern Brooks offices will be closed at 5pm on 23rd of December and will open at 9am on the 2nd of January 2020.

Christmas can be challenging for some of us so the following organisations are there to support you or someone you might know:

Bristol Community Cafes CIC
A NOT for profit Cafes to connect people for friendship.
Visit their Facebook Page

A supportive online community where you can be yourself.

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call 116 123

Mind Infoline
They will look for details of help and support in your own area.
Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)
0300 123 3393

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
Text Shout to 85258.

They provide anonymous online support for young people and a helpline.

Their helpline on 0800 58 58 58 is for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else,
0300 304 7000 (16:30pm – 22:30pm every day).

MindLine Trans+
It provides a safe place to talk and receive support. Operators have lived experience of Trans+ or are Allies. The helpline is available on Mondays and Fridays, between 20:00 – Midnight, at 0300 330 5468.

If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day).

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
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