Daybreak Learning Community

We offer free activities and courses in south Devon for people who have mental health issues, their family, friends and the professionals that support them.

Click here for our full calendar of events which offer opportunities to learn how to manage mental health and wellbeing.

Activities run weekly as drop-in sessions: Let’s Create, Pop-up Cafe, Friendship Group and Greenfingers Club.

Courses vary depending on the time of year and offer self-management skills for issues such as:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self-esteem and assertiveness
  • social isolation
  • anger
  • food and mood
  • self-harm

Click here to find our latest courses in Devon Recovery Learning Community’s autumn winter 2019 prospectus.

We also offer Ageing Well activities and courses aimed at people aged 50+. Find out more. 

Who can use this service

  • People with mental health issues in Torbay and surrounding areas.
  • Friends, family and supporters
  • Professionals working with people with mental health issues

Our learning community

All of our courses are co-designed and delivered by volunteer trainers who have lived experience of mental health issues, along with a professional trainer. Volunteers often start as participants on our courses and go on to offer their experience, expertise and time as part of our learning community.

Read insights from our volunteer trainers and the difference Daybreak makes to them.

Watch interviews with some of our volunteers and participants.

How to book

To book a place on a course please contact Devon Recovery Learning Community 01392 677067 (Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm).

No booking is required for our weekly drop-in activities.

To find out more about what we do at Daybreak please call 01803 557801, email jane.eastwood@steponecharity.co.uk or come to our Pop-up Cafe.

Getting here

Daybreak Learning Community, 51 Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 5LE

  • 10 minute walk from Paignton train and bus station
  • Accessible by car via M5 south, A38 and A380
  • Parking is on-road, or Great Western and Station Lane car parks are close to Paignton train and bus station      

Click here for directions

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“We’ve all got different stories
But somehow we’re the same”
Read a poem from a participant in our Understand Self-Harm course.

How it’s funded

Courses are free of charge. We fund our activities, and partner with Devon Recovery Learning Community to deliver our courses. Our Ageing Well courses for people aged 50+ are funded by Ageing Well Torbay.

Related links

Residential and community support 

Cypress Hospital

Crisis House