"Second Step helped give me back my self-respect and dignity".Martin, Service User
Second Step is a leading mental health charity based in the west of England, with offices in Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare. We work across the region offering housing, support and hope to hundreds of people with many kinds of mental health problems.
Our roots are in Bristol and we have worked in the city for over 25 years, supporting more than 600 people at any one time. We form strong, collaborative relationships with the people who use our services, supporting them through difficult times and helping them discover new ways to become more independent and resilient.
We have a strong track record of helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our award-winning Wellbeing Service, which we run in partnership with St Mungo's, is a unique drop-in psychological therapy and advice service to homeless people in an informal setting at the Compass Centre in Stokes Croft.
We also help people to manage low mood, anxiety and depression by providing psychological therapies and specialist courses in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and in Weston-super-Mare through PositiveStep.
We pride ourselves on our innovative approach, based on the principle of recovery. We always make sure that the people who use our housing, support and psychological services are at the heart of everything we do, shaping the way our services are delivered.
To find out more about our approach and our values click here.
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