Home-Start Bristol (HSB) Scheme Manager Beverley Symonds said: “Bristol is a vibrant, family-friendly city but we are supporting more families where poor mental health is stopping them enjoying what is on their doorstep.
“We are tackling this by matching families with parent volunteers who understand the challenges of family life and work alongside parents to help them overcome their problems. Mental health issues, including post-natal depression, can impact on families wherever they live.”
Home-Start Bristol has supported more than 150 families over the last 12 months. Volunteers complete a 36 hour accredited training course prior to being matched with a family and have the opportunity to gain a qualification.
For more information about HSB or to become a volunteer visit their website www.homestart.org.uk or ring 0117 950 1170.