• FREE confidential counselling for young people in and around Melksham

    Feeling stressed, worried, upset or low? Young Melksham is a small local charity, working with children, young people and their families in Melksham. Time to talk is funded by Young Melksham and provides 3 hours counselling and support for young people (11 – 19yrs) every Thursday at Melksham Library from 3.30pm until 6.30pm. Time to […] more >

  • Off the Record wins Midsomer Awards 2015 Support for Young People Award!

    Off the Record is delighted to have been awarded the Support for Young People Award 2015 from Midsomer Norton Town Council. Off the Record Trustee, Suzanne Johnson attended the award ceremony to receive the award on behalf of Off the Record. OTR Counselling and Listening Support Volunteer and Administration Officer Harriet Burgess is pictured with the […] more >

  • Bath College takes to the hills for Off the Record with the Bath College Somer Valley Challenge

    Students and staff of the new Bath College are getting their walking boots on to take to the hills on Wednesday 17th June to raise vital funds for local Bath and North East Somerset charity, Off the Record Bath. The new Bath College (a merger of City of Bath College and Norton Radstock College) launched […] more >

  • A big THANK YOU to Off the Record Volunteers!!!

    This week (1st-7th June 2015) is National Volunteer Week. !We want to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who volunteers for Off the Record B&NES! Off the Record is completely reliant on the good will, commitment and dedication and hard work of our Volunteers. In 2014/15, our Volunteer Counsellors and Listening […] more >

  • Off the Record receives £2,723 from B&NES Council Chairman’s Charity Fund 2014/15!

    Off the Record is delighted to have received a cheque for £2,723 from Bath and North East Somerset Council Chairman’s Charity Fund! OTR was selected to be on of B&NES Council Chairman Martin Veal’s 4 main charities for 2014/15. On behalf of all the staff, volunteers and young people here at Off the Record, heartfelt thanks to […] more >

  • Big Lottery Success for Off the Record’s LGBTQ SPACE Project in Bath and North East Somerset!

    Local child and youth counselling and support charity Off the Record has been awarded £213,055 to develop and roll out the LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) SPACE peer support group over the next 3 years. SPACE is the only service of its kind in Bath and North East Somerset and is open to […] more >

  • Election Fever! Writhlington School students grill North East Somerset Parliamentary candidates

    The topics of animal testing, the future of Trident and should education be reformed put North East Somerset parliamentary hopefuls in the hot seat at a hustings organised by students at Writhlington School. Students, many of whom are first-time voters, grilled the candidates on subjects they feel strongly about. On the stage answering some tough […] more >

  • BANES Member of Youth Parliament joins with MPs and Lords to celebrate 750 years of Parliament

    On 22 January, by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, UK Parliament hosted a special event to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the parliament called by Simon De Montfort, which met from January to mid-March 1265. 40 members from both Houses of Parliament, representing the whole of the UK, as well as […] more >


    This year, Off The Record is getting involved with a new event, which we believe will change the way we all experience the festive season, shifting the focus of December from buying to giving. On 2 December 2014, we will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global campaign, aiming to mark the beginning of a month of charity! […] more >

  • Bath and North-East Somerset MYP, Ed Joseph, ensures lower bus fares for young people in B&NES

    Edward Joseph, who is the elected MYP for Bath and North-East Somerset, as well as a member of Off The Record’s Youth Forum, has once again made an astounding positive difference for young people in Bath and North-East Somerset. The 17-year-old Writhlington School sixth former has won a battle to lower the price of bus travel, […] more >

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