Off The Record

Off The Record (Bristol) is a mental health support and information service in Bristol which provides counselling, group workshops, anti-stigma campaigns, creative therapies, LGBTQ+ networks and support, stress management workshops and community-based support groups for young people. OTR works across Bristol and South Gloucestershire and is free at every point of access.

Founded in November 1965, Off The Record (Bristol) is one of the oldest established young people's mental health services in the country. The service began as a result of a combined initiative between the Bristol Association of Youth Clubs and Bristol Marriage and Family Guidance Council.

Off The Record receives funding from Comic Relief, Children in Need, Bristol City Council and The Big Lottery Fund.

The Mentality Project

Mentality is a youth leadership project by Off the Record. Young people aged 13–19 with experience of mental health issues come together to campaign across Bristol for better mental health awareness. Mentality visit schools, colleges and other institutions across Bristol to host workshops and presentations on mental health.

In March 2014, Mentality celebrated three years of campaigning with an event at The Station, Bristol.

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