Contact us on +44 (0)117 903 8044

What is Bristol Thrive?

  • It is a 10-year programme launching in early 2018
  • It aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of everyone in Bristol, with a focus on those with the greatest needs
  • It covers all ages and considers mental health in its broadest sense, from initiatives to improve the whole population’s wellbeing to interventions for people experiencing mental illness
  • It focuses on how a city can keep you well, not just the NHS
  • Thrive is working from the communities perspective, so has become Hartcliffe and Withywood Thrive

Aim of Hartcliffe and Withywood Thrive:

  • What is going on in Hartcliffe and Withywood? We have provided an opportunity for Dundry View Health and Wellbeing Sub-Group and Thrive Drop-in sessions to meet regularly
  • To get stakeholders together to try to understand what contributes to poor mental health for example: housing, unemployment, poverty etc.
  • We aim to work with people who live and work in the area from a range of perspectives to identifying the small steps or levers for change to improve mental health and wellbeing

Hartcliffe & Withywood Thrive work so far:

  • 50 people attended the network meeting in October 2017 including residents of Hartcliffe & Withywood and people from different organisations and professions
  • We have provided training to 9 local people and professionals in Mental First Aid
  • We identified a range of issues, such as knowledge and how we get the information out there, what we can do to improve our mental wellbeing, the barriers, building community capacity, understanding of wellbeing and young people, and what services are available
  • We have since worked in partnership and engaged with many different organisations who continue to be involved with Thrive, these include:

Changes Bristol

South Bristol Advice Centre



Care Forum

Carers Support Centre

Avon Wildlife Trust

Hheag/Positive Minds/Hive

Hartcliffe Chidren’s Centre

Hareclive Academy

What would you like to do?

Do you have any ideas of how Mental Health and wellbeing can be promoted in your community? Do you have any skills you can share? Whether you are a resident of Hartcliffe or Withywood or a local organisation, please get in touch by email: or you can get involved and stay up to date by coming to one of our Thrive Drop-in sessions. There will also be regular Thrive updates and event news through HWCP (sign up form on the bottom right of this page)