Devon Mind x Step One

We’re joining forces with Devon Mind to offer more mental health support to people in Devon – when they need it most.

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the mental health of the nation. In Devon, an area heavily reliant on tourism and hospitality, the cost of Covid-19 on the mental health of people in the county has yet to be reckoned. In June of last year, estimates suggested as many as 12,500 people in Devon would be seeking support for their mental health as a result of coronavirus, and as we emerge from a third national lockdown that figure is likely to rise significantly.

Both Devon Mind and Step One have looked at new ways to deliver their services to make sure the support we offer is accessible to as many people as possible. Our BeWell@StepOne service was borne from a strong desire to respond to Devon’s mental health needs in the ongoing crisis. Devon Mind has similarly sought to offer online mental health support and it became clear that by working together we can create better outcomes for people across the county and collectively we can tackle poor mental health in our communities.

We have launched Devon Mind x Step One as a strong, positive response to Covid-19 for the people of Devon – together we can draw on our resources and specialist knowledge to offer mental health support for as many people as possible, at a time when it is most needed.

It is estimated that at least 12,500 people in Devon will seek support for their mental health as a result of the pandemic

Working together for better mental health across Devon

The Devon Mind Step One Collaboration offers highly accessible and free to access digital mental health and wellbeing support through a unique blended approach to delivery. By working together we bring the best Devon has to offer in online mental health support through a mix of:

  • Live modular courses
  • Pre-recorded webinars
  • Bite-size briefings and workshops

We understand that by working together we can offer a greater choice and a wider range of programmes for people looking for support.

These are the courses and workshops currently available to book

H.O.P.E - Help Overcoming Problems Effectively

H.O.P.E helps local people manage long-term health conditions, including mental health issues.

Format: 6 x weekly live sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 7th June
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (2 hours per session)

Doodle Your Recovery

A six-week course developed by Peggy and Emma of the Mindful Art Club for anyone who would like to learn to practice relaxation exercises and art for self-care
Format: 6 x weekly live sessions
Provider: Mindful Art Club for Devon Mind
Start date: Monday 7th June
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am (1 hour per session)

Matrescence: The Process of Motherhood

A workshop exploring the hormonal and identity changes many people go through when becoming mothers.
Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Devon Mind
Start date: Thursday 10th June
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm (1.5 hours per session)

Physical Exercise for Wellbeing

A workshop looking at the importance of exercise for wellbeing and ideas to help you become more active.

Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Friday 11th June
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm (1.5 hours)

More courses and workshops soon!

Check back soon to see our summer programme of online mental health courses and workshops

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