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 19th July
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (2 hours per session)

"Make Time" - How to focus on what's important each day

In this workshop, we will discuss how we can make time in the day for the things that matter.



Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 21st July
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm (2 hours)

Braving Bereavement

This course provides a safe space for you to
explore your grief and encourages you to carry
the memory of the person you have lost as
you seek to move forward.

Format: 4 x weekly live sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Thursday 22nd July
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm (1.5 hours per session)

Understanding Anxiety

A workshop exploring anxiety and the many coping strategies that can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety.


Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 28th July
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)

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: Wednesday 28th July
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm (1.5 hours)

Food and Mood

This workshop examines our relationship with food and the effect of certain foods on our mental health.



Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 4th August
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)

Alternatives to Self-Harm

This workshop will explore the topic of self-harm. We will look at techniques that may serve to discourage someone from self-harming.

Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 11th August
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)

Managing Your Anger

In this workshop, we will look at identifying different types of anger and how anger can mask other emotions.

Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 18th August
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm (1.5 hours)

Supporting People with their Mental Health

This workshop looks at ways of supporting
others with their mental health.


Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 25th August
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm (1.5 hours)

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: Wednesday 28th July
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm (1.5 hours)

Resilience, Assertiveness
& Self-Care

This course will look at ways you can become
more resilient and help you to recognise
the strengths that you already have so that you
can take better care of yourself.

Format: 4 x live weekly sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 1st September
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)

Creating a Mental Health
Toolkit

This course will provide you with the tools and techniques to help you manage the symptoms of anxiety.


Format: 4 x live weekly sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 6th September
Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm (1.5 hours per session)

Let's Talk

This course will help you gain a better understanding of wellbeing before exploring strategies to help you improve and maintain good wellbeing.

Format: 3 x live weekly sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Tuesday 7th September
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours per session)

Emotional Intelligence

During this course, you will learn to manage your emotions and use them to guide your thinking and behaviours.

Format: 4 x live weekly sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Thursday 9th September
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm (1.5 hours per session)

Food and Mood

This workshop examines our relationship with food and the effect of certain foods on our mental health.


Format: 1 x live workshop
Provider: Step One
Start date: Thursday 16th September
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)

More courses and workshops soon!

We're adding new courses and workshops all the time - check back regularly to see all the free online support we have to offer!

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