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Welcome to University of Bristol Wellbeing Network! 

The Wellbeing Network was created to ensure that our wellbeing needs, as students, are being met by the policies, services and culture at university. We bring together students, societies, university staff and external partners to:

  • Raise awareness of different aspects of student life that affect mental health and wellbeing;
  • Organise events that are beneficial to wellbeing;
  • Give voice to students with lived experience of the policies, services and culture at university;
  • Campaign for better support for all students with differing needs.

Who's part of the network?

Peer Support Network

The Wellbeing Network brings together peer support groups from around the University of Bristol community. These groups, run entirely by students, are free and offer supportive environments to all. Here are a few of the groups we work with (and meet on a regular basis):

  • Beat This Together (BTT)  is dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders, weight stigma and body shaming. They run yoga and mindfulness classes every other Saturday evening, at 6pm. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
  • Grief, Terminal and Life-threatening Illness Support Group - Discuss difficult topics of grief, terminal illness or life-threatening illness in a friendly environment (including all forms of serious illness: cancer, COVID-19, Parkinson's disease, among others)
  • PROJECT:TALK Bristol - A mental fitness society which provide 1:1 chats, mental fitness yoga, walks, baking and more. They are helping change the way Bristol views mental health and teach invaluable skills in mental health first aid.
  • Speak Up - Providing a safe space for students to improve their confidence and practice public speaking, as well as 1:1 sessions to help with academic presentations
  • Talk Club - A community around hosting spaces for students of all genders to open up around University. Regular in-person sessions every Saturday morning from 10:45-11:45

Where else can I get support?

  • Joining any of the societies above is a great way to make friends and build your support network.
  • There are also some great student-led support groups. Talking with people who have had similar experiences can be really beneficial when you're struggling with your wellbeing.
    • Bristol Drugs Project runs a drop-in stall at the Student Union every Friday. They are an independent organisation, unaffiliated to the University, who offer professional advice and free drug-testing kits. Sign up either by emailing or by texting 07 814 617 687 (WhatsApp available).
    • The Wellbeing Network has launched a University-wide Buddy Scheme, which is open to every and all students and is a great way to connect with, talk to and meet new people. Over 400 students have already joined. You can do so by completing this form.
    • You can also call Nightline anytime on 01179 266 266 between 8pm and 8am for a non-advisory listening service.
  • If you would like professional support, complete the Support Request Form here or call +44 (0)117 456 9860 and the university Wellbeing Advisors will help find the right support for you.


To keep up to date with our events and campaigns:

  • Join this group (for free)
  • Join our Facebook group Bristol SU Wellbeing Network
  • Like our Facebook page Bristol SU Wellbeing Network
  • Follow us on Instagram @wellbeingnetworkbristol
  • Tweet us on Twitter @uobsuwellbeing


If you want to know more about wellbeing at university:

We also want to hear from any student who wants to see a change in the policies, services or culture at university. We can help ensure that your voice is listened to by the people that can make the changes you want to see.


Our Committee:

Chair: Olivier Levy (He/him) -


Academic Liaison Officer: Ben Podmore (He/him) -


Residential Liaison Officer: Jaanavi Coneti (She/her) -


Societies Liaison Officer: Jade Stewart (She/her) -


Equalities, Liberation and Access Liaison Officer:  Vacant


Sports Liaison Officer: Tiegan Ball (She/her) -


Postgraduate Affairs Officer: Vacant


Events Officer: Melina Bendz  (She/her) -


Communications Manager: Ellie Spenceley (She/her) -


Publicity Manager: Lucy O'Neill (She/her) -


Secretary: Tilly Woodroffe (She/her) -

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.