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Smokefree South Gloucestershire

Smokefree South Gloucestershire


Want to quit smoking? Smokefree South Gloucestershire is here to help!
We provide free support with a friendly Smokefree practitioner who will be able to discuss all the options available to help you stop smoking for good. This may include stop smoking medications (like Champix® or nicotine patches), which are available on prescription.
Click below to find out more and book an appointment at a time to suit you. Call or email us today!

Tel: 01454 865502
www.southglos.gov.uk/smokefree
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Brain Tumour Support


The charity, which is the South West and Midlands' only brain tumour charity, offers support to brain tumour patients, their families, carers and loved ones, who are facing and dealing day to day with the devastation of a brain tumour diagnosis.

First Floor, 29a High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 414355
www.braintumoursupport.co.uk
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Bristol Pituitary Support Group


The group aims to provide support for patients with pituitary disorders, their families and carers. We include South Gloucestershire, and meet on the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August at The Academic Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, at 7.30pm.
We are a friendly open group who have all had experience of these problems and will make new members feel very welcome.
For more information please contact our Chairman Jenny West, 3 Chipping Close, Symn Lane, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. GL12 7BB, 01454 843497 (home) or 07919 620498.
For publicity, please contact Jenny Fumpson, Tanglewood, 4B Highfield Drive, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead, N. Somerset, BS20 8JG, 01275 847286.

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BUST - Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust


An independent charity that raises funds to support the work of the Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.

www.bustbristol.co.uk
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Carers Support Centre


Carers Support Centre provides a range of practical services for carers of all ages in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
It also provides a voice for carers and gives advice on making organisations more carer aware.

Covering Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Tel: 0117 965 2200
www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk
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Carers' Groups


Carers' groups take place across South Gloucestershire. They are open to all carers so that they can:
- Meet other carers
- Have a cup of tea and chat
- Pick up information
Some groups are open to all carers and some are for specific carers.
If you are able to spare an hour or two there are a number of opportunities to meet with other carers to find out more about the support available to you. Why not try and come along? For more information contact the Carers Line or click below for the list of groups.

Tel: 0117 965 2200
www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-s...


Contact the Elderly


Contact the Elderly helps alleviate loneliness amongst isolated over 75s within the local community by organising tea parties once a month on a Sunday afternoon. We are looking to start a group in Yate and need more volunteers. Could you be a driver (once a month), a host (twice a year) or help with the admin? Please contact Helen Ker.

PO Box 162, Bristol BS31 9DX
Tel: 07582 310974
www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk
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Dementia Support South Gloucestershire


Dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer support face to face, over the phone or in writing. The service is for people with Dementia and their carers, family and friends.
Call our office for more information or see our website below.

www.alzheimers.org.uk/local-infor...


Diabetes Group


6.30-8pm, 3rd Monday of the month, in the Community Room, 1st floor of main store.

Connecting the diabetes community, this group is organised by Courtside Patient Participation Group. Share stories, meet new people, have fun!

Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Kirsten Rendall.

Tesco, 12 East Walk, Yate Shopping Centre, Yate BS37 4AS
Tel: 07422 078522
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Make It Mentoring


Make it Mentoring helps young people reach their goals in life through one to one and small group work. MiM also offers family support, independent living skills, jobs coaching and counselling. Specialising in supporting SEN and NEET young people.

St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate BS37 4LG
Tel: 01454 880229
Tel: 07722 911902
www.makeitmentoring.co.uk
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Photographers With Disabilities


PWD is a Yate-based group supporting those with disabilities who are interested in photography. We meet on Tuesday afternoons in Room 4 at Ridgewood Community Centre where we have an accessible studio. We run regular photoshoots, Photoshop tutorials and lessons on basic camera operations.

Tel: 01454 317754
www.photographerswithdisabilities...
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Singing for the Brain Yate


Our Yate group runs every week on a Tuesday afternoon. Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.
There are currently spaces available for people with Dementia and their carers. It is a closed group, due to fixed group spaces and so please contact us for more information.

Tel: 0117 9610693
www.alzheimers.org.uk
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South Gloucestershire Carers' Choir


We are a small group made up of carers in the South Gloucestershire area. We meet once a week, in Kingswood (Wednesdays at Kingswood Community Centre 1-3pm) and Yate (Tuesdays at the Parish Hall 10.30am-12.30pm) alernately. We sing a range of rounds, vocal exercises and short pieces, and perform occasionally, often teaming up with Bitton Community Choir. The choir is open to anyone who is a carer in South Gloucestershire, and is a laid back, friendly environment. On weeks where we dont sing, the choir often meets up for a coffee regardless, and we enjoy our end of term social get-togethers!

Parish Hall, Station Road, Yate BS37 4PQ
www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-s...
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South Gloucestershire Fibromyalgia Support Group


The South Gloucestershire Fibromyalgia Support Group have decided to move to quarterly meetings in different areas of the county to be more accessible to people living with fibromyalgia who may not be able to travel or attend evening meetings.
Fibromyalgia can be very isolating and debilitating, which is why ‘Fibro Friends’ will trial a more casual format, meeting in the mornings in Yate, Bradley Stoke, Winterbourne and Alveston once a quarter.
Other fibromyalgia social events will continue to meet on a regular basis:
• ‘Mad Hatters’ is a lovely way of meeting up in different cafés around the region for an opportunity to ‘chill’ with likeminded folk over a cuppa. (You don’t need to be ‘mad’ to join in but it helps!)
• Knit’n’Natter ~ (we call it therapy but no prizes for guessing which is the most productive!) We’d love you to join our regular knitters and crocheters and get to know each other better whilst producing lovely little beanie hats and cot blankets for the Neo Natal Unit at Southmead.
The new programme of events can be found on our website below and in the events calendar on this site. We look forward to welcoming members both new and old. For details please call 0844 887 2403 or click below.

southglosfibro.btck.co.uk
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The Candle and Signpost Information Point


The Candle and Signpost Information Point are run by Christ the Rock Christian fellowship. It's a place in the community, for the community and it's here just for you.
A range of activities during the week for all ages. Something for everyone including Bread Making, Coffee Drop In, Information Point, Toddlers, Over 50's Group.
Signpost Community Drop In and Information Point is open on a Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-1pm at the Candle. We offer access to information, support and encouragement. If we can't help you we will find someone who can.

88 Station Road, Yate BS37 4PH
Tel: 01454 273560
www.christtherock.org.uk
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Time 4 Carers


A group for South Glos carers, funded by South Gloucestershire Council, that arranges craft and social activities to enable carers to have time away from their caring role. Meeting dates and places vary depending on events. An annual membership of £5.00 is payable to join.

Tel: 07597 278204
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WeightWatchers in Yate


Meetings held at Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy Way, Yate BS37 4DQ
www.weightwatcherslocal.co.uk
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Well Aware


Well Aware is a free telephone and online health and wellbeing information directory for everyone in South Gloucestershire. It is also the signposting service for Healthwatch. Well Aware has lots of information on more than 5,000 health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services.

The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ
Tel: 0808 808 5252
www.wellaware.org.uk
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West Walk Surgery PIG


IF you are a patient of West Walk Surgery
IF you think the doctors in West Walk Surgery are fantastic, or not...
IF you think the receptionists are the most efficient and kindest you have ever known, or not...
Then you could be the very person we are looking for to join us in the PIG (Patients’ Involvement Group).
We work with the Surgery, representing patients and discussing ideas, many of which have been implemented.
We need new blood (not literally - our meetings are usually quite painless). We meet just 6 times a year Would you like to join us? If you would, please contact John below.

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Willow Tree Centre


We offer free, unbiased support to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or needing help after a miscarriage, still birth or abortion. We support women and their partners as well as other family members.
We are based in Yate, but arrange appointments for people in different locations, including Thornbury. Please call our 7 day a week helpline for confidential support: 01454 324080, or click below to visit our website.

www.thewillowtreecentre.org.uk









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