Changes Bristol is launching a mental health peer support group for women of colour, to provide a safe space to connect, share and feel empowered by a supportive community.
Anyone over 18 who identifies as part of this community is welcome to attend.
Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides weekly support meetings for those in mental distress. Their services are free to access, with no referral or formal diagnosis required from a health professions (e.g. GP) and they are open ended so that people can access the service for as long as they would like.
Following on from the Black Lives Matter global action in the Summer of 2020, which included solidarity marches in Bristol, services for women of colour are still very limited. Many people in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are left feeling like there still isn’t any support or outlet to process feelings around discrimination and mental wellbeing.
This new peer support group will initially take place on Zoom, with the option to transfer to physical groups once Covid-19 restrictions ease, based on feedback from members. Changes Bristol hopes to also create a peer support group for men of colour, as well as a mixed group for people of all genders in the future.
The first peer support group for women of colour will run on Monday 18th January from 6.30 – 8.30pm on Zoom. These will continue on a weekly basis every Monday at the same time. If you identify as a woman of colour, this service is free to use with no obligation to attend a number of meetings – you can drop in and out as you wish.
When: Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Starting: 18th January
For information on what to expect and how to join our weekly meetings, click here
If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org