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.

Download our full current programme here.

Our weekly drop-in sessions are open to all and don’t require booking: More details can be found here.

Our structured courses include topics such as:

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

Click here for more details and to find our latest courses.

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

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.

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.

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 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      

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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 support

Community support

Cypress Hospital

Crisis House