The community access support service works with community, equality and faith groups to improve awareness of mental health and provide better links to support services in Bristol
Mental Health and Wellbeing
It is now widely known that mental health issues affect 1 in 4 of us during any one year. What is less widely known is what to do if you or someone you know needs support to help get through such times. 'Mental health issues' isn't a term we use every day so when we see those three words together it's natural that we all have different ideas about what it means.
However, terms that we do come across every day - terms that we often use about ourselves during conversations - are 'stressed', 'anxious', 'sad' or 'angry'. If the strength of these feelings is overwhelming, last for extended periods or are being fed by life events such as relationship breakdown; debt; poor physical health; unemployment or trauma - then it's important to get the right support and advice to get through it.
We have a number of resources that you may find really helpful.
You may know someone who is struggling to cope - they could be a member of your sports team, faith group or social club. We're here to spread awareness of what to do in such circumstances, where to get support and what can be done to keep well emotionally. We can also run activities with your group to help them learn more about mental health.
Healthy Living Consortium CASS Covid-19 Directory
Services in Bristol have changed in response to coronavirus, and CASS is working hard with partners to pull together information on these changes. Read more here.
Black Lives Matter, Racism, Race Inequalities and Mental Health
The CASS team have been very saddened by recent events in the US, and by some of the reactions to Black Lives Matter protests around this and wider racial injustices in the UK. Read more here.