Health and Wellbeing at your fingertips!

posted 15 Mar 2012, 09:50 by Phil Handy   [ updated 15 Mar 2012, 10:22 ]
Your guide to health, wellbeing and community services in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset

Well Aware is a free, online information resource for everyone in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset. Well Aware has lots of information on 1,000s of health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services.

Whether personal health services, activities, a lunch club or social group, help round the home or the garden, transport, advice, counselling or any other form of support – all you need to find it is just a few clicks away. The user-friendly website can also be searched for services for carers, support for particular disabilities, culturally specific services and more.

In Well Aware's Information & Resources section you will find a variety of useful information and resources to complement the directory of services on the main Well Aware site, including:
  • The Learning Difficulties Resource has lots of helpful information for people with learning difficulties and their carers, including a list of specific learning difficulties services in Easy English.
  • The Low Vision Resource will help those who have been diagnosed with sight loss or another visual impairment. Its sections cover a wide range of low vision issues, starting with advice on what to do when first diagnosed, practical support, emotional support and much more.
  • The Mental Health Employment Portal aims to promote paid employment for people with mental ill health and provide a straightforward way through the range of organisations and services in this area.
Well Aware is completely free to search, use or be listed on. Its searches provide results by relevancy only, with no advertising.

Go to to start using it today! You can also email the Well Aware team at

If you do not have access to a computer yourself: 
  • You can ask the Well Aware team at The Care Forum instead by calling (freephone) 0808 808 5252 (9.30-4.30, Mondays to Fridays) (There is an answering machine to leave a message if the Well Aware team is not available.)
  • You can write to the team at: Well Aware, The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ.
The Well Aware Team is always on the lookout for groups, organisations and services to add to the database. If you have any suggestions, just drop an email to or telephone (free) 0808 808 5252.

Well Aware is run by The Care Forum in partnership with Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council, NHS Bristol, NHS South Gloucestershire and NHS Bath & North East Somerset. The Care Forum is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation and registered charity.