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Off the Record (charity)

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Founded  1965
Area served  Bristol, UK
Type  Charity
Off the Record (charity)
Motto  Young people – changing minds
Focus  Mental health, emotional wellbeing, youth rights
Location  2 Horfield Road, St. Michael's Hill, Bristol, BS2 8EA, UK

Off The Record (Bristol) is a mental health charity in Bristol which provides counselling services, youth support workers, group workshops and sexual health support for young people.


Founded in November 1965, Off The Record (Bristol) is one of the oldest established young people's counselling 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.

Now based on St. Michael's Hill in central Bristol, Off The Record also has outreach sites in Lawrence Weston, Lockleaze, Withywood and Barton Hill. The charity also opened a centre in South Gloucestershire in 2016.

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.


In 2012, Off The Record's youth volunteer project 'Mentality' won a prestigious Philip Lawrence Award, a national award for youth groups, judged by a panel headed by Sir Trevor McDonald. Off The Record hosted a celebratory evening at Bristol Museum.

In 2013, the charity received a cash prize for winning the Miss Millies Good Neighbour Award in Bristol.


Off the Record (charity) Wikipedia

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