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Inside: Bristol's Private Mental Health Services

Losing myself: my experiences of psychiatric hospitals

My time in hospitals kept me alive when I was unable to do that myself, but it came with its own set of wounds. Now, I want to be part of changing the system.

Down but not out: Voices of young people excluded from school

'Children are being deprived of feeling part of their city'

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Diary of a learning disabilities nurse

On the centenary of the establishment of the profession, a student learning disabilities nurse explains the crucial daily work they do.

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Music learning is fading out from schools. We’ll lose more than the screech of recorders.

Film

Watch: Authenticity in Cadbury Heath

Voices: Clean air for Bristol is taking too long

An open letter from non-partisan group Bristol Clean Air Alliance, who have been campaigning for improved air quality through political action by the council.

We're sick of struggling to navigate our city

The council needs to step up and make sure people with hidden impairments can get around Bristol

Young climate activist: why I'm striking

Students across Bristol and the UK take to the streets again to protest the government’s lack of action over climate change. Student and environmental activist Katie is organising Bristol’s second strike.

Has identity politics gone too far? My take

There is no such thing as a politics unaffected by identity. So what's the fuss?

Edson Burton: My hopes for Bristol's scene in 2019

The writer, historian and curator on challenges and opportunities for the city’s arts.

I was addicted to benzos. This is my story.

The blissful escape of prescription drugs benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.

Watch: Hartcliffe Aspirations, a short doc with Paul Holbrook

A moving short film about Hartcliffe and aspiration with local lad and award winning film maker Paul Holbrook.

A passionate appeal to save one of the few working class pubs in Easton

Recently given a new lease of life under new management, this old school boozer could be the latest victim of gentrification.

Community: What's the best way to help Bristol’s homeless this winter?

Community media coordinator Mark Sennett gets the lowdown on what's the best way to support homeless people over Christmas and beyond.

“Why we’re extending solidarity to all migrants”

Alice Cutler is the Welcome Centre Manager at Bristol Refugee Rights.

Watch: the women working on the tools and bucking the trend

Inspiring stories of local women bucking the trend and building successful careers in the trades.

W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery Podcast: Future of UK and Bristol athletics

Dan Studley can run from the Bristol County Ground to Ashton Gate in under 14 minutes. Terry and Duke aren’t exactly sure why you’d want...

St Werburghs First World War soldier forgotten. Until now, 100 years after his death

A community project has uncovered that a name is mysteriously missing from a First World War memorial plaque at St Werburghs Community Centre.

Man Up/Man Down: Talking black men and identity crises

With men’s mental health in the spotlight, this podcast covers black men and their identity.

Bristol’s recovery community: overcoming addiction together

In early September, Bristol hosted Recovery Festival - a celebration of people who have overcome addiction. Craig Johnson explains the importance of community when services are being stripped back.

Long read: Two years after Kamil Ahmad's murder, there is cause for hope and anger

Disabled asylum seekers have faced appalling injustices for too long – action is needed.

NHS at 70: "Currently my biggest worry is nursing in the future”

Nurse Jeanette Jones has won an award for helping other nurses… but she fears for the future of the profession

Why are young people turning to prescription drugs?

The Cable speaks to John McGuirk, team leader and therapist at Off the Record, a mental health charity supporting 11-25 year olds.

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