Author Archives: otrbristol

Bristol Half & 10k September 2022

Join us at the Bristol Half Marathon and 10k on the 25th September to support the mental health of children and young people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. How does it work? Apply to run for OTR with our application form below. We ask our runners to aim for a target of at […]

Bath Half October 2022

Join us at the Bath Half 2022 to support the mental health of children and young people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. How does it work? Apply to run for OTR with our application form below. We ask our runners to aim for a target of at least £500. Once you have filled […]

OTR’s Peer Reps on the iThrive conference

Our experience of the iThrive MHST event – by OTR Peer Reps Emily, Frankie and Meg  We put on this conference to celebrate the progress of the MHST in schools over the last year. We hoped that the day would give people a chance to connect with others in their field, and develop skills for […]

iThrive Live – press release

On Tuesday 29th March, a celebratory event called “iThrive Live” was co-hosted by OTR (Off the Record Bristol) and AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) at BAWA Bristol, to discuss and explore the organisations’ collective commitment to supporting the mental health of children and young people in the region. With the tagline […]

Change The Record

Hi! OTR is really interested to hear what you think about us, no matter how involved (or not) you’ve been with our services! So, here are some questions we’re calling ‘Change The Record‘, designed to get your feedback, good and bad, to shape OTR into a better service for young people. You can help us make […]

Covid update – February 2022

Hi everyone! As you may have read, the government has released new rules around COVID-19 which take effect from today (Thursday 24th February) – lifting all the restrictions we’ve lived under for the past two years. We wanted to let you know what this means when you come to OTR: Although there is no longer […]

OTR Nature Works 1:1 Therapy: What we do and why

OTR working in partnership with nature Olivia, a therapist in OTR’s Nature Works team, has written this blog reflecting on the benefits of working outdoors with young people. We hope you find it insightful! For two and a half years OTR’s Nature Works has offered 1:1 therapy all year round in parklands, allotments and wild […]

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 […]

Discount Promo Codes Fundraiser!

We are taking part in a charity poll this month at Discount Promo Codes, and we have a chance of winning 20% of the site’s profits! We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the three charities, and we need your help so we can win this month’s prize! Please nominate us in […]

NEW: OTR’s Impact Report for 2020-21

A year like no other This site showcases stories, stats and headlines from the last year of OTR’s work. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://movement.otrbristol.org.uk   “This is the best thing I have ever done. It’s changed my life completely”.

Press release: OTR providing mental health and wellbeing support for young people in North Somerset

OTR, a mental health social movement by and for young people, is excited to launch new services across North Somerset, providing mental health and wellbeing information and support for 11-18 year olds in the area. Young people can sign up for OTR’s services now at otrnorthsomerset.org.uk. OTR (“Off the Record”) has provided free, confidential and […]

OTR Reaching Further

As we come to the end of our current strategy, it is important to reflect on how far we’ve come in these past five years. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved, the changes that we have seen and the impact that our offer continues to have on young people’s mental health and […]