October is Black History Month, a series of events and celebrations showcasing the past contributions and present reality for Black People in the UK. The month of celebrations has been officially recognised in the UK since the 1980s, and is usually a chance to promote Black voices and Black cultural contributions. This year, Black History […]Read More
CASS have been working closely with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) and local volunteers to produce two videos, each in twelve community languages about Covid-19 and the lockdown. These were made to address the need for information for non-English-speaking people in the community who do not have access to […]Read More
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.
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.