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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

Matrescence:
Process of Motherhood

A workshop exploring the hormonal
and identity changes many people go
through when becoming mothers.


Format: 1 x live workshop (online)
Provider: Devon Mind
Start date: Thursday 23rd September
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Our Space:
Co-Creating Change

Using theatre, music, and creativity
to collaborate as a group and explore
ideas. No experience needed!


Format: 5 x weekly workshops (in person)
Provider: Devon Mind/ Theatre Royal Plymouth
Start date: Friday 24th September
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm (1.5 hours per session)
Location: Memory Matters Hub, Plymouth

Compassionate Mind Training

Learn how to grow the compassionate
mind through some taught content,
guided practices, and focused exercises.


Format: 6 x weekly workshops (in person)
Provider: Devon Mind/ Yuki Therapies
Start date: Wednesday 29th September
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm (1.5 hours per session)
Location: Memory Matters Hub, Plymouth

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 6th October
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

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 (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 6th October
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm (2 hours per session)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Matrescence:
Process of Motherhood

A workshop exploring the hormonal
and identity changes many people go
through when becoming mothers.



Format: 1 x live workshop (online)
Provider: Devon Mind
Start date: Thursday 21st October
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Understanding Anxiety

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


Format: 1 x live workshop (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Friday 22nd October
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Self-Care: Making Time for You

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


Format: 1 x live workshop (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 3rd November
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Understanding Depression

This course looks at information
on depression the signs and symptoms
of depression and where to go for further help.


Format: 4 x live weekly sessions (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 8th November
Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm (1.5 hours per session)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

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 (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 8th November
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm (1.5 hours per session)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

My Health, My Way

Find new ways to manage your long-term
physical or mental health condition and
achieve a better quality of life.



Format: 4 x weekly workshops (in person)
Provider: Devon Mind/Improving Lives Plymouth
Start date: Monday 15th November
Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm (3.5 hours per session)
Location: Improving Lives Plymouth office

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 (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Tuesday 16th November
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm (2 hours per session)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Managing Your Anger

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


Format: 1 x live workshop (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 17th November
Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Resilience, Self-Care
and Assertiveness

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 (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 1st December
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

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!