Sexual Abuse and Mental Health Conference

4:29 pm, May 24, 2016

Our CEO Dr Mike Peirce  has confirmed that he will be speaking at this year’s Sexual Abuse and Mental Health Conference in London.

The CPD-certified conference aims to  reduce the impact of abuse on mental health.  Through national updates, survivor perspectives, expert sessions and case study presentations, the conference will offer  practical guidance on  a variety of issues, including identifying and recognising abuse, providing victim support and delivering recovery-orientated services.

The conference takes place on  Tuesday 20 September.

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Bristol 10k, AGM & more

8:48 am, May 16, 2016

Southmead’s very own Dr Mike Peirce joined Bristol Roller Derby (pictured) on Made in Bristol TV to talk about running the Great Bristol 10k in aid of the project. BRD have chosen Southmead Project as their nominated charity this year and will be putting forward 10 runners to complete the course. One of the members of the BRD team works for Southmead Project. “Events like the 10k are absolutely fabulous for us,” says Mike. “Raising awareness is so vital for little charities like ours. The Bristol Roller Derby are saying ‘we believe in you, and we believe in the people you’re trying to help’.” If you’d like to support BRD and support Southmead Project, visit their JustGiving page.

Elsewhere, Southmead will be working with St Stephen’s Church developing a group programme for people supporting a partner or family member through the counselling process following the disclosure of abuse. The project is being supported by the DWF Foundation, Southmead Fourteen and Ryklow Trust.

And finally, this year’s AGM will take place on Friday 18 November at midday. Venue details will be announced later.


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Work with us

12:06 pm, May 9, 2016

Courtesy of Lloyds Bank Foundation, Southmead Project is  recruiting a specialist outreach worker to engage with those already accessing substance misuse treatment but unable to achieve stability or recovery. The role will require a high degree of self-motivation and independent working.  Full details are:

Job title: specialist outreach link worker

Hours: 26 hours per week (0.7 full-time equivalent)

Salary: £28,636 pro rata (under review)

Duration: funded for two years with  the opportunity to apply for continuation

The successful candidate will have a diploma in  counselling (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy accredited course or equivalent) and have BACP accreditation (or equivalent). Must have experience in dealing with  problematic drug and alcohol misuse, and experience of  dealing with abuse and trauma. You must be able to work flexibly within a small professional team.

For an application form, please contact Gerry Monaghan on 0117 950 6022 or email

Closing date for applications is Friday 20 May 2016 at 5pm.


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