Diary of events at Crossroads

Next Meeting - Unknown

Updated: 25/6/2020

coronavirus cellImportant Corona Virus Information

Crossroads is closed due to the CoronaVirus

DO NOT RELY ON THE CALENDAR and the What's On UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

Thank you to those who replied to the poll. 2020 Poll The results were:

Despite the latest easing of restrictions there it is still inadvisable to have large indoor social (as opposed to cinemas, pubs etc. where you tend to stay with 1 or 2 other people) gatherings and so the decision has been made to not have a meeting in July.
If there is no 2nd wave (which should be evident by August) we'll look at that date to restart BUT ONLY if gatherings like ours are permitted and the hall reopens for business. There has been no further news from them on this to date.
Take care everyone and let's hope it won't be too long now. Check here for updates

Many other events/meetings are being cancelled so if you are planning on going to any of the regular events, do check with the organisers first.
An updated What's On will be released when more information has been found.

We would like to offer some advice during these difficult times so Lauren has released this information...

You're all aware of the advice about how to keep physically well during this pandemic and I'm sure that you'll have seen mentioned about maintaining your mental well being. There isn't much detail on the latter so I thought I'd share some thoughts/ideas to help and remind you of where to turn to for help if you need it.
One of the simplest ways to help is to go out in the sunshine. This can be your garden or just sitting by an open window that is sun facing. SHUT YOUR EYES (never look directly at the sun with eyes open) and turn your face to the sun. Sunlight acts on your pituitary gland to secrete serotonin which helps boost your mood.
If you are asymptomatic and keep to the social distance rules then a walk in a green space can help, especially woodland. Wear wellies, the ground is still very wet.
For some just being isolated, especially if you live alone, can be detrimental to your mental wellbeing. Try organising phone calls (video calls are better) with friends and family or (again if asymptomatic) get involved in helping neighbours who can't get out. You'll be keeping your distance of course but this can boost your mood.
Others may be stressed about their job, money etc. If it does get too much then there are support services out there such as Mindline or the Samaritans or the NHS Mental Health Crisis website.
Being transgender brings it's own factors in this sort of situation. I am aware that some of you are only rarely or even unable to express yourselves at home. I know from experience that this can affect your mood and be distressing. Don't forget the Mindline Transline. It's not 24/7 so again if it becomes overwhelming then Samaritans (who do get TG training) or the above link can help.
We don't know how long this is going to last but there will be an end to it and some kind of normality will return. So look after yourselves, physically and mentally and, if you can, others around you.


Community Access Support Service (CASS) have provided a large list of support services for the Bristol area. This can be downloaded from us as an Excel file.

Further updates will be posted here as they are received. Please check back often.

For the very latest official updates, gov.uk is the best place to look.

What's On

The What's On is produced every month and contains events and meetings from in and around Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and further afield. You can have this list sent to your inbox - see below.

Updated MONTHLY!

Covering Bristol, surrounding area and the What's On South

What's On

Download the latest list of TG events for the local and South areas


It is advised to make contact with the organiser before attending.

Receive this PDF as an email.
See below.



Other than a pleasant evening with coffee, biscuits and conversations, we will be welcoming Dave Sully who is running the Wellbeing Project for The Diversity Trust and also Ian Boulton who is a South Gloucester Counselor who chairs their LGBTQ+ Network.

We hope to see you there.

 

We always welcome your suggestions for activities or events at Crossroads. Please get in touch.

If the calendar fails to successfully load, try refreshing the page
Many of the events in the calendar are automatically reoccurring. Over holiday periods there is a good chance of changes to the regular monthly meetings. It is strongly recommended to check with any external group event before venturing out.
All the calendar links below have additional information if you click on them

Subscribe to Emails

The Subscription service is a double opt-in procedure. When you submit your email address, you will receive an email asking for you to reply, confirming you are the registered owner.
Bristol-Crossroads will NEVER send SPAM emails or pass your email address on to any third-party without your express consent.
You can unsubscribe to our emails by replying to any Crossroads email with UNSUBSCRIBE at the top or using the Contact Page.

Receive the What's On PDF and other Crossroads information directly into your Inbox.

By entering your email address below, we can send you relevant news, events and updates.
You can easily unsubscribe at any time by replying to any of our emails clearly asking to be removed.

 

 

We are always looking for events ideas. If you have any, please let us know

Victim of Abuse? If you unfortunately encounter verbal or physical abuse or harassment, do report it to the police. They do welcome your report and they will treat you seriously and with respect. Contact information for the LGBT Bristol site can be found on our Links page.