What we do
We run various projects across Bristol and South Gloucestershire which you can find out about here. They have been designed with the help of young people, and all of them are delivered by a team of super-friendly staff and volunteers.
You can check out and sign-up directly below, but we’re always trying out ideas so new stuff starts throughout the year. To keep up to date with what’s going on, make sure you sign up to our regular e-newsletter. It’s packed with tips and tricks for looking after your mental health, as well information on the latest projects and how to get involved.
Please note that all our sessions are now running online throughout lockdown – we’re still available!
Fun and informal stress management and self-help workshops for anyone who wants to learn more about good self-care.
Acts of Activism
Acts of Activism allows you to connect with other young people aged 16-21 interested in learning, engaging and understanding social activism.
Peer Mentoring focuses on tackling feelings of isolation and loneliness, through skill-sharing with other peers.
A six-week group for anyone feeling impacted by issues around body image and low self-esteem.
Support your mental health and wellbeing by connecting to the natural world with OTR.
Our Parkour sessions with Free Your Instinct cover topics such as overcoming obstacles, overcoming fear, reconnecting, sleep, anger and others.
OTR Writes is a five-week course offering a space for young people aged 14-25 to creatively explore spoken word and poetry as a form of expression.
OTR Sounds is a six-week course offering a space for young people aged 16-25 to come together through collaborative playlist creation, and discuss the stories that inspire our choices.
We run a monthly Book Club for 16-25 year olds which, in collaboration with Give a Book, provides free books to keep and discuss.
Hubs are where you can find out more about what we do. Drop-in to one if you are not sure where to start.
A psychoeducational group for parents/carers exploring the factors that contribute to resilience and how we can strengthen them.
Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and it can have a really calming effect on your body on mind. Plus, it's really fun!
A gender and sexuality youth group with specialist one-to-one support.
A six-week group workshop for anyone struggling with difficult feelings related to stress, anxiety, low mood or depression.
A six-week group workshop for anyone using self-harm as a coping strategy.
A variety of group and one-to-one support exploring issues of mental health, race, ethnicity and culture.
The Mentality Project
A social action and activism project, supporting young people aged 13–21 to take action on the issues that they are passionate about within their communities and wider society.
A computer-based way of getting support, using a 3D environment where you can place virtual people and objects in a 3D world.
A variety of different one-to-one therapies including counselling, as well as art therapy, drama therapy, and much more.
Schools & Outreach
Our outreach work in Bristol and South Gloucestershire schools, community and youth settings.
Find out more about our exciting partnership work with children's and adult mental health services.