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These structured courses are suitable for people who have mental health issues, as well as family, friends and the professionals that support them.

Our approach combines our professional and clinical expertise in providing mental health support, alongside the lived experience of our volunteer supporters.

To enrol on any courses marked “Daybreak” please email or phone: (01803) 557801.

To enrol on any of the courses marked “DRLC” please phone Devon Recovery Learning Community on (01392) 677067 or visit

Developing Self-Management Strategies for Self-Harm  (DRLC)                                                                                              Thursdays 11:00-1:00pm  14th, 21st, 28th March, 4th, 11th and 18th April

This 6 week course is for people who currently or have in the past self-harmed, and would like to understand the behaviours and what alternatives it might be helpful to try.

Introduction to Mindfulness Practice (Daybreak)
Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm 14th, 21st, 28th March, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April

This course offers an introduction to Mindfulness approaches, to help people acquire greater freedom to face physical pain, stress and challenging emotions such as anxiety, depression and fear. This course will involve sitting practices, movement and creativity.

Self-Esteem and Assertiveness (DRLC)                                            Thursdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March, 4th and 11th April

This 6-week course will give participants an opportunity to discover why we may lack confidence and self-esteem, what we can do about it, and to practise the skills that help us become more assertive. By the end of the course participants should be able to recognise and change negative thinking patterns that hinder us in our daily lives.

Loss and Grief
Tuesdays 2:00-4:00pm    23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May

Bereavement and loss is not only about someone dying, it can be the loss of a job / retirement, the loss of mobility, the loss of money.  This course covers the overall effects of loss and the impact loss can have on our emotions and how we can start to move forward.

Developing Self-Management Strategies for Anxiety (DRLC)

Wednesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm 17th, 24th April, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd May

This 6-week course aims to provide information, practical tools and techniques to support people in overcoming anxiety, to encourage people to develop tools for self-management and to find more positive ways to manage their lives by increasing understanding and confidence.

Understanding and Living Well with Anger (DRLC)

Tuesdays 10:30am -12:30pm 14th, 21st, 28th May, 4th, 11th and 18th June

In this course students will acquire an understanding of anger and its positive uses, together with strategies to manage anger when it becomes a problem. This is a practical course that will help you identify your triggers and challenge negative thoughts, offering you opportunities to identify strategies that may help you manage anger safely and effectively.

Food & Mood (DRLC)

Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm  23rd, 30th May, 6th and 13th June

This 4 week course is for anyone interested in learning how healthy food choices can improve our mood.

Understanding and living well with unusual experiences (DRLC)

Thursdays 11:00-1:00 pm        27th June, 4th, 11th and 18th July

This 4 week course is for people who have experienced psychosis, their family, friends, supporters and other mental health workers.

For details of future course sessions and to book please email or phone: (01803) 557801.