Inside: Young and pregnant in a mental health hospital for the first time

A young pregnant woman detained under the Mental Health Act for the first time shares her experience of being sent miles away from home. Both mum and daughter tell their story of navigating through the complex mental health system.

Community protests against horrific racist hit-and-run, 'attempted murder' in Bristol

The horrific hit-and-run against a 21-year old NHS worker in Horfield shook the city. The Cable spoke to one Horfield local and protesters campaigning against racism.

Separated: The damaging rise in people sent to private mental health hospitals away from family

Local NHS bosses have vowed to end mental health out-of-area placements by March next year, but 2019 saw a increase in people being sent away to private beds locally and far away.

Inside: Private mental health services in Bristol investigated

Frontline workers and families speak out as the Cable investigates why private sector involvement is growing and what impact it’s having on people in Bristol.

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Looking out for each other's mental health during coronavirus

Protecting our physical health has been at the heart of fighting COVID-19. But what about our mental health? Charities say it's all about early intervention and compassion.

A Ramadan like no other in coronavirus Bristol

With coronavirus restrictions in full force and lockdown extended, mosques remain closed, big iftar dinners cancelled, and worship confined to the home. And so, this Ramadan is like no other.

How to cope as a parent expecting during the unexpected

The Cable speaks to soon to be parents to share how they've been coping with changes to visiting rules at hospitals.

#CopingWithCovid19: The ups and downs of self-isolating and social distancing

Just a few weeks ago, a life of social distancing and self-isolation was unimaginable. Covid19 has flipped our lives on its head. How are we coping?

The idea of sharing a home across generational divides is having a come back

Housing is expensive for Bristol's young people, so what about bridging the generational divide and saving some cash?

Bristol SEND crisis: from isolation to family

Amid a crisis in special educational needs, these parents are building their own community.

Introducing: our first 'early career journalists'

We’ve hired two up-and-coming Bristol reporters.