Who we are.

Platform 51 supports girls and women as they take control of their lives. Girls and women today face problems that are often subtle or misunderstood. Despite shifts in attitude and changes in the law, women are often unheard, isolated and face discrimination. This is costly both to women and to society.  Girls and women are at the heart of all we do. Our activities, services and campaigns are about things women need and want. We give them a platform to have their say and challenge discrimination. We want a world where women are in control of their own lives.


Our activities services and campaigns are about things women need and want. All our events are FREE or very low cost. For more details please call us on 0117 963 8775.

Yoga and Relaxation: Try some simple Yoga exercises to strengthen and balance your body and make you feel great. Learn new breathing techniques at the end of the sessions to help you with relaxation.  Taster session Thursday 10 May 10am-11.30. Crèche available.

Arts and Crafts Group: Get creative for the summer, meet other women and learn new crafting skills by making new things in a relaxed safe environment. Every Tuesday 10-11.30am (cost £1 per session for materials).

Easton Girls’ Youth Group: An informal group for girls aged 11-19 to develop a range of skills in a relaxed friendly environment.  We meet to discuss issues around FGM and we are having fun working toward the youth achievement awards.  Every Tuesday at the Easton Community Centre,  5-6.30pm.

Drop in and lunch club: Join us for a cuppa and a chat. Friendly, non-judgemental, safe space to meet other women. Join us in growing some veg this summer. Lunch club starts at 12 pm. Every Wednesday 9:30 am-2 pm. Crèche available.

Confidence Building Course:  Techniques and tools on how to improve your confidence, self-esteem and identify goals for the future.  6 week course. Wednesdays  10am -12pm. Crèche available.

Boot Camp: An opportunity to get fit and have fun with a personal trainer.  Exercise is a good way to improve your mental health and feel good about yourself.  Every Thursday 1pm—2 pm. Crèche available.

The In Touch Project: Offers support to women diagnosed with, or at risk of, ante-natal or post-natal depression. We offer individual and group counselling, complimentary therapy and one to one support.

Upcoming Events

  • Anger management course
  • Parenting course
  • Health and wellbeing sessions
  • Family day trip

Please do let us know if you are interested.


Become a volunteer and apply for a role in our steering group. We want you to be our eyes and ears within the community to inform our services, so that we can provide women with a service they both want and need.

Ring us on 0117 963 8775 or pop in to Platform 51, 1 Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1WH.

You can also join our group on Facebook: Platform 51 Bristol Centre.