About Us

OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Getting support couldn’t be easier. Come along to one of our regular Hubs or explore this website and sign-up directly to the project or service you want to try.

Our Approach

  1. We believe that mental health is social and political as well as personal, so our approach embraces social action and tries to influence systems and policy.
  2. We believe that in the face of contemporary diversity, all theoretical models are wrong, but all of them are useful. As a result, we build our team from diverse backgrounds, experiences and disciplines.
  3. We believe that relationships are what make the difference - so our approach is fundamentally relational.
  4. We believe in the power of networks, and so we emphasise peer relationships, professional partnerships and organisational collaboration in our approach.
  5. We believe enabling young people starts with recognising their capabilities before their vulnerabilities, so our approach is fundamentally strengths based.
  6. We believe participatory services are more sustainable than transactional ones, so young people play a large and active role designing, delivering and communicating our work - not just consuming it.
  7. We believe what we do should be a vocation - and we love what we do! So our approach and team are full of enthusiasm, imagination, curiosity, and talent.