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Review: Wellfest 2018

By charliewatts, Friday Aug 17, 2018

This year’s Wellfest, which took place on College Green on August 17, saw a variety of stalls that offered young people advice, feedback and information.

Young people from across Bristol attended the festival this year, with activities, entertainment and food available throughout the day.

Women’s mental health service The Missing Link attended this year’s Wellfest

The Prince’s Trust offers support to young people aged 11 to 30, helping them create brighter futures

The event was hosted by Off the Record, the chair of trustees of which is Mandy Bancroft, who said it’s a privilege to be involved.

Telling Bristol24/7 how Wellfest came about, she said: “There’s so much pressure on young people that actually they just wanted to do something that celebrated whatever your grades were, and if it didn’t go as well as you expected then actually it’s not the end of the world.

“What’s lovely is that it’s run for young people, by young people.”

OTR’s chair of trustees, Mandy (left), felt privileged to be involved in such an event

Samaritans attended Wellfest this year to offer advice to those who needed it

The day was enjoyable for young people who were able to learn all about OTR’s services, such as Freedom, a gender and sexuality youth group.

Plenty of other youth organisations were at the festival, including The Prince’s Trust, women’s mental health service The Missing Link and 1625 Independent People, which supports young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Winston’s Wish helps to support both children and young adults through bereavement

Samaritans, who help those who need someone to talk to, were also at the event, as well as Winston’s Wish, a charity that supports children and young people affected by death.

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