Fostering stronger connections between community groups and mental health services in Bristol.

CASS (Community Access Support Service) provides information to community, equality and faith groups on which mental health and wellbeing services are available locally as well as support with starting conversations about mental health.

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Our Team

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Mental Health Coordinator

Hari Ramakrishnan

Hari Ramakrishnan is our CASS Mental Health Co-Ordinator. He works with organisations across Bristol to deliver training sessions to frontline staff and volunteers on the difficulties people face around financial issues and the impact this can have on their wellbeing, and where to signpost for support.

Hari is based at Wellspring Settlement, and works Wednesdays to Fridays.

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North Bristol Engagement Worker

Siobhan Buck

Siobhan Cox is the CASS Engagement Worker for North Bristol, based at The Greenway Centre. She works with community, equality and faith groups to improve awareness of mental health, including ways to support themselves and others, and to build awareness of support services in Bristol.

She is particularly interested in working with groups of Women, and people living with a disability. If your group would be interested in a bespoke mental health awareness session or workshop, you can contact her:

07939 933 233

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South Bristol Engagement Worker

Emma Smallwood

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Inner and East Bristol Engagement Worker

Amber Whittet-Miller

Our Management

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CASS is funded by the NHS as a community-facing, non-clinical service directed by a team which spans each of its three managing partners, making up the Healthy Living Consortium.

The three grass-roots organisations making up the Healthy Living Consortium, Wellspring Settlement, Southmead Development Trust and Knowle West Health Park, have strong connections within their localities and with the broader voluntary and community sector, along with a network of equalities and faith groups in Bristol.

With the support of Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI), they built a consultative structure to guide this innovative service and now oversee CASS’s delivery.

Reports and Case Studies

CASS is funded by the NHS as a community-facing, non-clinical service directed by a team which spans each of its three managing partners, making up the Healthy Living Consortium.

The three grass-roots organisations making up the Healthy Living Consortium, Wellspring Settlement, Southmead Development Trust and Knowle West Health Park, have strong connections within their localities and with the broader voluntary and community sector, along with a network of equalities and faith groups in Bristol.

With the support of Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI), they built a consultative structure to guide this innovative service and now oversee CASS’s delivery.