News & Events

  • Under 18? We want to hear your views on mental health education and services

    Are you under 18 years of age and living in, working or going to school in or around Bath & North East Somerset? If so, the Youth Forum for B&NES need you! In order to make sure young people’s voices are heard and listened to in the issues that directly affect us.  Mental health education and services have […] 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 >

  • Get Bath thinking! Off the Record LGBTQ SPACE Group marks #IDAHOT with some guerilla promotions

    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17th) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policy-makers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. The Day represents an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, […] 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 >

  • Bath Youth Parliament vote has a record turnout

    Ed Joseph, who is Bath and North-East Somerset’s Youth Parliament representative, has successfully raised the voting percentage for “Make Your Mark” in B&NES by 2000%! 17 year old Ed is also a member of the Youth Forum, one of Off The Record’s Participation projects, a space where young people can discuss issues in their area, chosen […] more >

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