otrbristol | 13th December 2021

Support Over The Holidays 2021

OTR takes a bit of downtime over the Holiday period, so we wanted to give you the details:

We close on the evening of Wednesday 22nd December and re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

That means all projects, groups and services connected to OTR (including Freedom, Project Zazi, Resilience Lab, Nature Works etc) take a break for that period of time. While we won’t be able to get back to you during this time, we’ll aim to reply as quickly as we can when we reopen.

A note on Hubs:
18th December – last Saturday Hub (Bristol, face to face)
20th December – last Monday Hub (Bristol, face to face)
22nd December – engagement bookings via Calendly (chats to take place online)
Weds 5th and Sat 8th January – engagement bookings via Calendly (chats to take place online)
Hubs to start from Mon 10th January in-person (Bristol and South Glos)

The Holiday season can be tough, here we’ve pulled together a guide on loneliness over the festive period.

If you need urgent support during the Festive period, we can recommend the following services:

  • Kooth – real-time, online support
    An online counselling platform for young people aged 11-18, allowing you to talk to a trained counsellor via webchat. You can also take part in discussion boards and read articles written by other young people
  • Childline – 0800 1111. 7:30am – 3.30am
    Helpline and webchat where you can talk about anything that’s on your mind
  • CAMHS Crisis Line 0800 953 9599. Open 24/7 365 days a year
    Immediate emotional and practical telephone support for young people aged 17 and under.
  • Papyrus HOPELINEUK – 0800 068 4141. 9am – 12am 365 days a year
    Offering phone support for young people experiencing suicidal thoughts. Text and email support also available
  • Samaritans – 116 123. Open 24/7 365 days a year
    Listening support for anyone who is struggling to cope and wants someone to talk to
  • Shout – text 85258. Open 24/7 365 days a year
    Text support for young people in crisis
  • CALM
    Helpline and webchat providing information and support
  • The Mix – 0808 808 4994 3pm – 12am everyday

Here are some OTR projects starting in January. If you sign up now, you’ll be contacted by us in the New Year.


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