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LighterLife Xpress Slimming Club - NEW!


Hazel Room, Ridgewood Community Centre, 244 Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF
Tel: 07767 213514
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Weight Loss - A Mindset Approach


Based in Yate
Tel: 01454 602519
Tel: 07855 054688
wendyjameshypnotherapy.co.uk
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Abbotswood Community Drop In Service


Pop in Mondays 2.30-5.30pm and Fridays 9am-12pm and speak to Alex about anything to do with our community!
Ask for advice or support, raise a concern, find information on events/activities/volunteering opportunities, and browse our wide range of leaflets and posters. Feel free to use our community resources such as the guest laptop, printing facilities and litter picking equipment.
Maybe just come in for a chat and a cuppa... The kettle's always on!

Abbotswood Action Group Office, St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate BS37 4LG


Al-Anon


Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

The Yate and Chipping Sodbury Group meets every Tuesday at 6.30pm.

Cranleigh Court Chapel, 35 Cranleigh Court Road, Yate BS37 5DQ
www.al-anonuk.org.uk
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Bluebell Care


Bluebell provides services for mums, dads and families experiencing anxiety and depression during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth.
We offer both group and 1:1 support in Thornbury and the surrounding BS35 area. The Mums’ Comfort Zone group is held on Friday mornings in Thornbury Baptist Church, with free crèche provision.
Mums’ Comfort Zone is a structured, 11 week, therapeutic, group programme for mums experiencing ante and post-natal, depression and/or anxiety and can be accessed by completing a referral form and having an initial assessment with the Bluebell Buddy.
Group sessions last for 2 hours and are term timely during school hours. Courses usually run 3 times a year with start dates in January, April and September.
Our Bluebell Buddies have lived experience of managing depression and anxiety related to pregnancy and birth and can offer 1:1 support in the community or at another local convenient community venue.
Support is available for dads from our ‘Dads in Mind’ peer support workers, who can meet for a 1-2-1 chat.

Tel: 0117 922 0746
www.bluebellcare.org/index.php?pa...
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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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British Lung Foundation Support Group


The South Gloucestershire Support Group for people with breathing problems is now in Yate.
Meetings are held 2.15-3.15pm normally the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Coffee Bar and lounge at the Armadillo - free refreshments provided.
The support group is run by members, with talks and advice from health professionals. It can be easy to feel you are on your own with your condition, you will find others who understand. We also have other speakers, so far we have had a visit from the Police to talk about how we can keep ourselves safe and a wonderful man from Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve with ideas of places locally where we can go for a walk with ample parking facilities.
If you require any further details please call Christine on 07973 637273 or 01454 882151 or email below.

Armadillo Youth Venue and Cafe, Station Road, Yate BS37 4FW
www.blf.org.uk/support-in-your-ar...
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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...


Cocaine Anonymous - West Country District


Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. We meet Thursdays at 7.30pm.

Meetings at Cranleigh Court Chapel, Cranleigh Court Road, Yate BS37 5DQ
Tel: 07760 632986
casw.co.uk
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Cranleigh Court Community Hub


Cranleigh Court Community Hub will be closed for the time being until we hear more advice about coronavirus. We don't want to put anybody at risk in the community.

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The Hub is open to all! You can pop in to any free session or in opening hours. We have free wi-fi, computers, printing, books, games, toys and lots of things going on every week, so please drop in soon!

Monday:
9-11am Pay what you can café
11am-1pm Jobs café
3.15-5pm After school activities for families and café

Tuesday:
10am-12pm Paint Yourself Calm - see calendar for details
1-2.30pm Drop-in peer support group (every other week)
7-9pm Knit and Natter (last Tuesday of the month)

Wednesday:
Open 10-1.30pm
10am-12pm Coffee Morning
10am-12pm Family friendly Bingo - see calendar for dates

Thursday:
Open 10-1.30pm
1.30-4.30pm Computer Club and IT skills

Tyndale Primary School, Tyndale Avenue, Yate BS37 5EX
Tel: 07971 670880
www.facebook.com/cccomunityhub
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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...


DHI South Glos (Developing Health and Independence)


Do you want to talk to someone about your drug and alcohol use?
We support anyone over 18 throughout South Gloucestershire who needs help and advice around their use of drugs and alcohol. We also support families and carers struggling with someone else's drug and alcohol use. Just call us.

Tel: 01454 868750
Tel: 0800 0733011 (free)
www.dhi-online.org.uk


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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LighterLife


Hazel Room, Ridgewood Community Centre, 244 Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF
Tel: 07767 213514
www.lighterlife.com/nataliefreeman
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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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Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly)


Supported by a network of volunteers, Re-engage organises monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation.

Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a Volunteer Driver, and taken to a Volunteer Host’s home, where they join a small group for refreshments, talk and companionship. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the charity’s drivers and older guests remain the same. This means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

Tel: 01225 873812
www.reengage.org.uk
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Remap Bristol


Remap Bristol is a branch of Remap, a national charity that provides custom-made equipment for disabled people in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas. Our 30 or so skilled volunteers provide innovative, practical solutions to everyday challenges encountered by disabled people.
We are always keen to recruit new members who could help us expand the range of help that we offer.

bristol.remap.org.uk
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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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Smokefree South Gloucestershire


Tel: 01454 865502
www.southglos.gov.uk/smokefree
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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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The Candle


CTR have always had a heart for mission work, at home and abroad. The Candle was developed to be able to reach into the local community of Yate and Chipping Sodbury. As a Church we believe we have the potential to transform communities and deliver social action projects and missional outreach within the local community. Where appropriate there will be a close collaboration with the local statutory agencies, charities and societal groups.

88 Station Road, Yate BS37 4PH
Tel: 01454 326395
www.ctr-yate.org/the-candle
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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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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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