Hope Guide

St Mungo’s 'Building Bridges to Wellbeing' and St John’s Foundation have recently released complimentary guides to provide easily accessible information on over 120 groups and activities in Bath & North East Somerset.


Free 'What's on for Over 55’s' Guides and Hope Guides are being distributed across Bath and North East Somerset. The guides have been put together by St John’s & St Mungo’s staff and volunteers.

We hope the guides support social prescribing by making it easy to link people with non-medical sources of support within the community. This will enable people to improve their wellbeing, make meaningful use of time, develop their peer support networks and for some, reduce the need for support from professionals.

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St Mungo’s ‘Hope Guide’ provides information on groups and activities that are run by volunteers and not for profit organisations. These groups are aimed at people who are socially isolated, are affected by mental health issues, substance misuse or homelessness. The Guide also includes information on one-to-one support, help in a hurry and free volunteer training.

St John’s ‘What’s On for over 55’s’ guide offers physical, creative and wellbeing activities that are fun and sociable. We facilitate these inspiring opportunities for people to enrich their lives, promote positive ageing and reduce isolation and loneliness. Working in partnership with so many organisations has enabled more people to engage actively with their local community and access services they may not otherwise know about.

Both guides are produced and distributed twice a year.

Click the images of the guides above to download pdf versions

Alternatively, you can collect physical copies of the guide from a few places around Bath and North East Somerset. Get in touch to arrange a collection or be put on our Hope guide mailing list.

New Hope exists thanks to St Mungo’s ‘Bridges to Wellbeing’ scheme, which provides funding and support for New Hope and its volunteers. ‘Bridges to Wellbeing’ aims to empower people affected by mental health issues, so they can get involved improving services they use.

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