Drop-in or signup?Drop in
The Hub is open to all young people aged 11-25, as well as parents and professionals who may be supporting them!
Our Hubs are the best place to find out more about mental health, and what we do at OTR, particularly if you are not sure where to start.
OTR’s Hubs are a safe and relaxed space you can simply drop into for a chat – no appointments needed. They are there for you to meet our team and discover more about what we offer. You’ll find they are a great place to learn about mental health and self-care too. You can also meet us
These sessions run every week throughout the year, but there are other Hubs that pop-up across Bristol and South Gloucestershire at different times. Keep an eye on this page, or sign up to the OTR E-Newsletter for the latest on when and where these are.
Mondays 4pm – 7pm @ 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm @ Armadillo, Station Road, Yate BS37 4FW
Saturdays 10am – 1pm @ 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
What can I expect?
When you come along to one of our Hubs the first thing you can expect is a warm welcome.
Each Hub is run by our friendly team of Peer Navigators (trained young people) and Engagement Workers, who are always on hand to have a natter about our services and help you sign up. If you’d like a private chat away from the Hub to figure out what the best option might be, that’s ok too.
The aim of the Hub is to make accessing OTR as easy and worry free as possible. You can meet us before deciding whether you want to access some support, and you can explore all the different projects we offer in more detail to find the right one for you. You can even just drop-in and browse our online self-help resources if you’d prefer.
Whatever your reason for coming, whether you’re a little worried about something that’s going on in your life or you just fancy a chat and some space, OTR is here for you. You can also book in a chat if you’d like to meet us before deciding whether you want to access some support.
OTR’s Creative Drop-ins, hosted at the Monday and Saturday Hubs, are a great opportunity to connect with other young people aged 11-25, and try all things creative. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think you’re arty, or you’re someone who is already making art and fancy a change of scene, everyone is welcome. We often do group projects, try out different art techniques or colour and chat.
⏰ Mondays 4-7pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm
📍 The OTR Hub, 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0BH
📝 Read Toni’s story
There will be loads of resources for you to pick up at our Hubs, including our collection of zines. These are little workbooks full of information and activities about different challenges you might be facing. You can also download and print them all here!
Other helpful places
While we try to offer the most diverse range of services possible here at OTR, we recognise that there’s a whole bunch of other awesome agencies and charities out there who can provide more specialist support than we’re able to. If you want some info or guidance on specific issues, here are some useful links to try and here’s a list of helpful places our Membership Team have compiled.