Off the Record (Bristol)

Inspiration Works by OTR Bristol

Earlier this year, OTR opened a new multi-purpose building in central Bristol providing a variety of different therapeutic services for young people, all free of charge. These include: Art therapy; Specialist youth work catering to, for example, the LGBTQ and BME communities; and social groups.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1085351)

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For young people in Bristol: • Approximately 1 in 10 (8,000) at any one time need help for problems with their emotional health. • In Bristol last year, over 400 young people were admitted to hospital as a result of self-harm – a significantly higher number than the English average. • More generally, a national ‘YouGov’ survey found 1 in 5 young people reported having suffered depression and, significantly, 1 in 3 had considered suicide.


Inspiration Works was designed by a number of specialist therapists and youth workers to cater for young people's needs in Bristol around mental health provision. The building has been redesigned to fit its multi-purpose use supporting a number of different projects including: -Art Therapy (specialist work for self-harm, bereavement, carers -Zazi (BME work) -Freedom (LGBTQ) The project continues OTR's objective of providing free mental health care to young people in Bristol and South Glos.