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Wellbeing groups

The Grow Wild Project

Tuesday at The Tree Life Grimsbury Farm, Kingswood, S. Glos. An opportunity for people with learning difficulties to get involved in a wide variety of activities related to running a tree nursery such as, growing wildflowers, fruits ,vegetables, trees and helping to run our shop area.


Click here to see flier giving some details or visit The Conservation Volunteers website

To find out more contact Jason Leck on 07764 655656 or

Wheels for all - Bath


Tel: 01225 396 433


Cycling opportunities for disabled children and adults with differing needs:

Go and try their fantastic selection of bikes, trikes and hand cycles that can suit a wide range of needs

Check on the website or contact details above for which days they are at each location:


Outdoors at the Odd Down Circuit, Odd Down Playing Fields off Chelwood Drive—Bath BA2 2AX

Indoors at The Sports Barn, Beechen Cliff School, Alexandra Park, Bath BA2 4RE

Life Cycle UK

Tel: 07403 415 052


Bike Minded is a Life Cycle project helping people with mental health and emotional issues. Take a look to find out more.


Our bike rides are open to anyone, supportive and friendly. We have bikes available to borrow or can help people to get low cost bikes. We now have a small fleet of electric bikes which will be available to borrow on our bike rides. If anyone is interested in trying them out, they can book a free 1:1 cycle lesson with a trained instructor. Just get in touch to find out more.


Find out about our Wellbeing café too see poster for more information.

Changes Bristol


tel: 0117 941 1123


Changes Bristol is a direct access charity based on 12 Steps which promote mental wellbeing. They have meetings throughout Bristol. All people who experience any sort of mental distress are welcome to access support at their groups.

Dance Voice


Tel: 0117 953 2055


Dance Voice is a Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) charity based in Bristol, one of the UK’s leading centres dedicated to community-based creative arts therapy. Dance Voice aims to assist a wide variety of people, of all ages, from all walks of life. They work with people with learning difficulties, those with physical, or mental illness, those who are emotionally distressed, or those who want to achieve personal growth.

Inclusive Football

Thursdays 6-7pm, at Brunel Fitness Centre.

FREE sessions for all disabilities - take a look at these adult and youth fliers


For more information: contact Paul Griffin on or 07813256875

Inclusive Tennis sessions Bristol - from September 2017

Contact: or 07872945664 Bristol DTN Coordinator for  



Almondsbury Tennis Club, Gloucester Road, Bristol BS32 4AA

Tuesdays 10.30-11.30 Cost £3.00 - All abilities welcome.

Contact: John Kimani: 07951 584669 or Lynda Riddle: 01454 616495


Downend and Frenchay Tennis Club, Common Mead Lane, Hambrook, Winterbourne, Bristol BS16 1QQ

Inclusive Tennis Activities- links with

Contact: Sally Wraith            


Kings Tennis Club, Maplemeade, Bristol BS7 8JG

Inclusive Tennis Activities-  session each Saturday throughout November 12-1pm

Cost £2.00 per child – Book early

Mother and under 5s – Mondays 9.30-10.30

Contact: Elly Shearman


Knowle Tennis Club,17 Beaconsfield Road, Wells Road, Bristol BS4 2QN

Bristol Active Life mental health tennis Group

Inclusive beginners/improvers group sessions Thursday evening and Saturday morning - Cost £3.00

Contact: Matt Thompson


Redland Green, Redland Green Road, Bristol BS6 7HF

Mental Health Group. Tuesdays 11.00-12.30

Working with Bristol Active Life to have a session in North Bristol - Cost £3.00

Coach: Toby Huddlestone/ Rachel Smith

Contact: to book on

Autistic Eye - contact Jo Curd

Tel: 07817 803 493


A monthly all-age art workshop run on the 4th Saturday of every month, 11am-4pm at the Energy Hub Bristol Harbourside BS1 5UH. For more information on this workshop, please take a look at this flier. Autistic Eye is a local not-for-profit Community Interest Company, which promotes, publishes and sells work by artists with Autism. We create supplementary income for published artists and meaningful occupation for some.

Community connectors is a service that covers the whole of South Glos, there are 3 community connectors altogether and each of us covers 2 areas. Here are the areas we cover-


Myself - Stoke Gifford, Patchway, Filton, Bradley Stoke and Kingswood, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, Downend

Hilary - Emersons Green, Frenchay, Downend, Frampton Cotrell and Thornbury, Almondsbury

Sam - Yate and Warmley, Hanham


The community connectors service helps to connect people with different services that may be available and with different community groups/activities. We also can do a wellbeing plan for people, based on the 5 ways to wellbeing. Currently there is a waiting list for most areas due to a high demand.


People can self refer to the service, or can be referred. People can call 0300 1232464 or email to access the service.


We also have Sandy in our team who is a volunteer coordinator and can help to connect people with volunteering opportunities. We can also help out with community grants of up to £200 for community groups in South Gloucestershire, either new or existing groups is fine. This can cover the cost of resources but not room rental. For further information take a look at this info and form. Alternatively, contact me on:


If you have any questions please ask!

Engage & Immerse


Matthew Richards provides a Bristol-based therapeutic music service for people with additional needs called ‘Engage & Immerse’. Using a series of unique music interventions, positive change in cognition, motor skills, behaviour, communication, community engagement and creative expression is facilitated with demonstrable outcomes. Matthew works with groups and on a 1:1 basis, drawing upon his extensive experience to deliver a model of practice that is positive, person-centered and adaptable.


Things you can expect during a 1:1 or group session:

  • Guitar, keyboard-orientated songs and sing-a-longs.

  • Music technology - loopers, samplers, synths, iPads, piano mats etc.

  • A broad range of drums and percussion instruments from around the world.

  • Sensory, tactile instruments such as ocean drums, chimes, rain sticks etc.


To see some of the fantastic work over the years and to get in touch with Matthew - who has a full enhanced DBS check and public liability insurance - please see the following contact details.


Website -

Email -

Phone - 07920407490