Who we are
Bristol Sanctuary is a place which feels safe, comfortable and welcoming, where people who are experiencing severe emotional distress can go for help outside of normal working hours.
While at the Sanctuary, people are able to relax and choose what they want to do. They may want to be in a quiet space, chat to others or talk one-to-one with a support worker. They may want to have some complementary therapies or cook and share food, to read or simply rest.
We also refer people where necessary to other Bristol Mental Health services, direct you to other providers, including to telephone helplines, support you to recognise and develop your own strengths and strategies for crisis prevention and management. We also want to help people in a place where they can use their own experience to help others through the sharing of support and solutions.
We aim to support 10-12 people during each evening we are open. People are offered a taxi home from the Sanctuary, if needed. The Bristol Sanctuary is managed by charity St Mungo's.
"For the first time in a long time I will go to bed happy tonight."
Quote from someone who has used the service.
Who can refer
Anyone can refer to the service using the contact details above.
Where we are
The Sanctuary is at 1 New Street, St Jude's, Bristol, BS2 9DX.