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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

H.O.P.E for Carers

Over the six weeks of this course,
you will work with trained facilitators
to build your confidence and learn ways
to better manage your mental health
issues such as anxiety and depression
Format: 6 x live sessions (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 5th January
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Doodle Your Recovery

This is a six-week series of creative.
workshops giving people the opportunity
to share their feelings, practice midfulness
create art, relax and chat.

Format: 6 x live sessions
Provider: Devon Mind
Start date: Monday 10th January
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)
Location: Devon Mind Office

Looking After Your Mental Health as a Parent

Looking After Your Mental
Health as a Parent

This series of workshops aims to
equip parents and parents-to-be with
knowledge and skills for managing
their own mental health.

Format: 5 x live sessions
Provider: Devon Mind
Start date: Friday 14th January
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Understanding Anxieties
and Phobias

This 4-week course will explain the physical
reactions to anxiety and phobias, and discover
useful tools to control these symptoms.


Format: 4 x live sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 17th January
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Devon Mind Understanding Perinatal Mental Illness

Understanding Perinatal
Mental Health

This webinar series aims to improve
understanding of perinatal mental illness
ideas. and refresh communication skills


Format: 3 x live sessions
Provider: Devon Mind
Start date: Thursday 20th January
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Step One Course Managing Anger

Managing Anger

Through this 4-week series of sessions,
we will look at identifying different types
of anger, and how anger can mask emotions.


Format: 4 x live sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 26th January
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm (2 hours)
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: Wednesday 26th January
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Self-Awareness

This 4-week course will focus on supporting
you to dissect your feelings using journalling
and rediscover the things you enjoy.


Format: 4 x live sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Thursday 27th January
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Step One OCD Workshop

Understanding Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder

This 2-hour workshop will help you to
understand the different types of obsessions
and compulsions and how to manage them.


Format: 1 x live workshops (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 14th February
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Step One Beating Depression Course

Beating Depression:
On 'Outside In' Approach

This 4-week course will help you explore the
role of behaviour in depression and look at how
changing what we do can improve how we feel.


Format: 4 x live sessions
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 21st February
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

H.O.P.E for Anxiety
and Depression

Over the six weeks of this course,
you will work with trained facilitators
to build your confidence and learn ways
to better manage your mental health
issues such as anxiety and depression
Format: 6 x live sessions (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Monday 21st February
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Step One Self-Harm Alternative Coping Strategies Course

Self-Harm:
Alternative Coping Strategies

This 4-week course will introduce you
to strategies that can be used as
alternatives to self-harm.


Format: 4 x live session
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 2nd March
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Step One Changing Negative Self-Talk into Positive Actions

Changing Negative Self-Talk
into Positive Actions

In this 2-hour workshop we will be looking
at ways to support you to change those
negative thoughts into positive ones.


Format: 1 x live session (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 16th March
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm (2 hours)
Location: Online (Zoom meeting)

Creating an Anxiety
Toolbox

This 2-hour workshop will provide you
with the tools and techniques to help you
manage the symptoms of anxiety.


Format: 1 x live session (online)
Provider: Step One
Start date: Wednesday 30th March
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm (2 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!

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