Improve my health, fitness and mental wellbeing

Keep your body and mind happy and healthy with mental health support, activity classes and our complementary health clinic.

Social prescribing

A free and confidential service for local residents that are registered with GP surgeries in inner city and east Bristol (Air Balloon Surgery, Broadmead Medical Centre, Beechwood Medical Practice, Charlotte Keel Medical Practice, East Trees Surgery, Fishponds Family Practice, Fireclay Health, Homeless Health, Lawrence Hill Health Centre, Montpelier Health Centre, Old School Surgery and Wellspring Surgery. Speak to your GP or healthcare advisor, or complete a referral form online and we’ll provide guidance and direction to access services and activities in your area.

Contact name - Susan Walton
Location - Beam Street

Physical activities

Our Physical Activities programme is for people who want to be more active but don’t know where to start and need a bit of support to get going. Potential participants will need to be referred to this programme by a Social Prescribing Link Worker.

Contact name - Jane Rogers
Location - Beam Street

Muscular Skeletal Clinic

A GP referral only service to a range of physical therapies funded by the NHS. We offer Osteopathy, Chiropractic and physiotherapy at Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, giving you a choice of services in local, easy-to-access facilities with reduced waiting times. The service is accessible for patients of Charlotte Keel Medical Practice, East Trees Health Centre, Lawrence Hill Health Centre, Montpelier Health Centre, Wellspring Surgery and Broadmead Medical Centre. It's available for anyone that has a Musculoskeletal condition or injury that has occurred between the last four weeks and twelve months and seen no improvement in pain.

Contact name - Sara Ruggeri
Location - Beam Street
Telephone - 0117 304 1414

Community Garden

Our allotment garden in St George is a green space for local residents to use as their own and enjoy throughout the year. There is no membership, no cost and you don’t have to commit to anything, just come along when you feel like it. We meet regularly every week, stop for tea from time to time and share a picnic lunch, and at the end of the day we share out whatever harvest is ready to take home. We welcome volunteers of all ages.

Contact name - David Martin
Location - Beaufort Road, St George.
Telephone - 07904 155 992

CASS

The Community Access Support Service (CASS) fosters stronger connections between community groups and mental health services in Bristol. Community and voluntary groups offer a great deal of support and help to local people in Bristol. But what happens when a group member is finding it hard to cope? CASS provides information and resources to groups on which services are available locally, as well as support with starting conversations about mental health. CASS is managed by the Healthy Living Consortium of Wellspring Settlement, Knowle West Health Park and Southmead Development Trust, and is commissioned by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG.

Contact name -
Location - Beam Street
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Complementary Health Low Cost Clinic

Complementary therapies with a reduced cost available for local residents on low income

Reflexology with Nicci

Nicci is a fully qualified reflexologist, accredited through the International Institute of Reflexology and the Association of Reflexologists.

Reflexology is non-invasive touch therapy that can be really effective in promoting deep relaxation and improved wellbeing. It is based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond to all of the organs, glands and parts of the body.

Reflexology may help with:

  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • General relaxation
  • Improved sleep
  • Digestive issues
  • Improved circulation
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Pregnancy and fertility
  • Boosting your immune system

Appointments are available on Wednesdays from 9:00am until 2:00pm

Contact name - Reception
Location - Beam Street
Telephone - 0117 304 1400

walking for health

FREE weekly led walks of up to 3 miles in and around Bristol.

  • New members always welcome
  • See the sites of Bristol whilst getting out and about
  • A great way to enjoy exercise and a place to meet new friends.
  • Led by Bristol Amblers,  a friendly and welcoming group, walks are led on a weekly basis and are free of charge. Download the latest walk programme here.

As well as walks in the city and countryside, the group also try and engage minds by offering walks that nourish interest in history, the arts and the sciences.

The group meet locally, or in the City Centre, the bus or train station, and welcome new walkers. Walks are led by two trained volunteers, supported by Bristol City Council.

No need to book - but if you are interested in attending - could you please let us know text or ring John 07910 138 699 or email johnandlynda26@gmail.com so we can assess how many walk leaders may be needed.

We ask that all walkers arrive at least 5 minutes before the advertised time so the walk can start promptly.

Further information about walking for health or the other walking groups in Bristol visit the Walking for Health website walkingforhealth.org.uk

Ready to come along?

Before your first walk you will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire so please turn up ten minutes early and introduce yourself to the walk leader. Alternatively you can print off and fill in the Walker Registration Form and bring it along to your first walk. Please also read the guidance on Covid safety.

Contact name - John
Location - East or Central Bristol
Telephone - 07910 138 699