Covid-19 emergency response fund

The current Covid-19 situation means that we need to run our programmes differently. We are delivering a coordinated response for BS13.

Find out more and donate now

Positive Minds Covid-19 telephone support service

Positive Minds are opening our phone lines to people in BS13 who are struggling to cope with the challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown and all the changes, stress and anxiety it brings.

This is not an emergency service but an opportunity for people to talk through their difficulties and get some emotional support, signposting and practical advice.  This service is confidential and free of charge.

Our opening hours:
Mon       9 – 12 noon    07378 310 079
Wed       1 – 4pm          07378 310 079
Thurs     1 – 4pm          0788 066 1239
Fri          9 – 12 noon    0788 066 1239

You can contact us on the above numbers via phone, text or WhatsApp. If you have limited call minutes or are phoning from a landline, let us know and we can call you back. Alternatively, you might prefer to email us at Positive.Minds@heartofbs13.org.uk

Home-cooked dinner?

We can’t run our regular cooking classes at the moment so have decided to cook for the community instead. We’re making delicious home-cooked frozen food and delivering it to your doorstep for free.

Different menu options available. Open to anyone in BS13 who has been affected by Covid-19.

Order yours now:
Text / WhatsApp 07500599637 with the message FREE KIDS MEALS and we’ll get in touch
Send us a private message via our Facebook page.
Call us on 0117 911 2719 – Our phone lines are open 10am-5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

We will be delivering meals on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Can you help fund our food response?

Our heart of BS13 community kitchen is responding to the Covid-19 emergency in the best way we know how. We’re working in partnership with schools, organisations and community workers from BS13 to offer cooked meals to people who need them. We know that there are many, many people already living in a financially precarious or personally vulnerable situation in the area and we’re here for them.

We are cooking and distributing hundreds of meals a week and we hope that you will donate to this vital work. You can find out more about what we are doing here.

We’re writing a regular blog to update you on our cooking for Covid-19 work.

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Impact on our current activities

The current Covid-19 situation means that we are running our programmes differently at the moment.

The Kitchen Garden Enterprise and Bourchier Gardens are no longer open to our volunteers or participants.

Positive Minds is offering a telephone counselling and emotional support service to existing clients. From the 23rd April will be opening an additional service for people in BS13 who are struggling to cope with the challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown and all the changes, stress and anxiety it brings.

The Hive is closed until further notice.

The cooking and nutrition courses will be uploaded onto our Heart of BS13 Facebook page over the coming weeks.

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