Off The Record

Off The RecordOff The Record (OTR) has been operating in the city since 1965.  Working both individually and in groups, sometimes with families, we support children and young people, aged from 5 to 25, to overcome a range of practical issues and mental health difficulties.

Our talented and highly committed team of therapists, support workers and staff work with local young people across a range of settings in Bristol, including schools and colleges, GP surgeries, community groups, and our city centre base.  OTR takes over 2,000 calls a year from young people looking for emotional support.

We currently have outreach sites in Lawrence Weston, Lockleaze, Withywood and Barton Hill, and provide a range of therapeutic support in three primary schools, two secondary schools, one pupil referral unit, and across the City of Bristol College’s various campuses. Our portfolio of work is growing, with targeted support for Black and Minority Ethnic children and young people, young offenders, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender young people.

As part of evolving services, we are offering a range of interventions as part South Gloucestershire Talking Therapies.  Our therapy services take place in a number of locations: The Station on Silver Street (BS1 2AG), St Michaels Hill (BS2 8AE), Armadillo Cafe (BS37 4FW), Concorde Medical Centre (BS34 6BQ) and Montpellier Health Centre (BS6 5PT).  These interventions are for clients who are 16-25 year old and include:

  • Step 2 Psychoeducational Courses
  • Step 3 High Intensity Counselling

Helpline:           0808 808 9120
Text:                  0789 688 0011