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.
Idles: the Bristol band making it big talk music, masculinity and mental health
Men talking about their feelings shouldn't be groundbreaking, but it is.
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.
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.
Wellfest: Celebrating results day whatever your results
A-Level results day is here and young people all over Bristol are celebrating, commiserating and considering their options. Wellfest aims to help students celebrate the work they’ve put in this year.
Turned away: “I don’t know where that magic middle ground is”
Students say support is lacking for severe mental health needs, as Zoe found out.
Bristol Uni needs to do more on mental health, students say
Despite investment in services this year, students are increasingly concerned about mental health.
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.
Celebrating the city
Meet some of the community groups finding creative solutions to food poverty, mental health and assumptions around gender identity.
Previously unseen interview with murdered asylum seeker Kamil Ahmad
In this short film, Kamil Ahmad speaks of his experiences as an asylum seeker in the UK four years before he was murdered.
“Parks aren’t there for making money”
Bristol City Council approves recommendations for savings from its parks and green spaces, allowing ‘low impact’ advertising and charging professional dog walkers.
Dependent drinkers in Bristol are trialing MDMA therapy
The UK’s first ever clinical study using MDMA has started in Bristol, in a landmark moment for the use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy.
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