HOPE scrabble letters to represent the HOPE Programme in Devon

HOPE for People in Devon – What is the HOPE Course? 

Developed by Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust, The Help Overcoming Problems Effectively (HOPE) programme is a free course that supports individuals in managing their health, wellbeing, and long-term health conditions. The programme also aims to boost self-confidence and resilience, enabling participants to cope better emotionally, psychologically, and practically with their conditions. 

In Devon, the course is delivered in 3 ways: in-person, virtually online using Microsoft Teams or digitally using an online platform. 

What can you expect?

The programme covers a variety of topics including: 

  • Mindfulness  
  • Goal setting  
  • Gratitude diaries  
  • Stress management  
  • Healthy eating
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Fatigue management 

In-Person H.O.P.E

  • Available to anyone living in Devon 
  • Small group (8 – 20 people) 
  • In person course (set venue, dates & times) 
  • Commitment of 2.5 hours per week for 6 weeks (times and duration of the course may differ) 
  • Delivered by at least 2 facilitators 

Virtual H.O.P.E

  • Available to anyone living in Devon 
  • Small group (6 – 15 people) 
  • Delivered online using Microsoft Teams  
  • Live course (set dates & times)
  • Can only access course at set times
  • Commitment of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks (times and duration of the course may differ) 
  • Delivered by at least 2 facilitators
  • Live communication using audio and webcam
  • Book on to Step One Charity’s next H.O.P.E course 

Digital H.O.P.E

  • Available to anyone living in the South West of England 
  • Delivered online via iHOPE 
  • Self-Paced over 6 weeks
  • Access 24/7 for the 6 weeks 
  • Recommended commitment of 2 hours per week 
  • Delivered by at least 2 facilitators 
  • Online chat, group forums, private messaging 
  • Option to upload media 

Why are the courses different?

To help participants get the best out of the programme, you will notice that courses are designed around a specific condition or group of people. For example, people living with chronic pain or parents with young children.  

How do I book a free course?

For information on all available courses please contact the H.O.P.E coordinator on:  

Booking a free course with Step One Charity

Step One Charity’s upcoming  6-week online HOPE for Anxiety and Depression courses:

  • Start date: Wednesday 2nd August 2023
    9th August 2023
    16th August 2023
    23rd August 2023
    30th August 2023
    6th September 2023

    10:00am – 12:00pm
    Venue: Online
    This online course runs across six weekly sessions.

  • Start date: Friday 1st September 2023
    8th September 2023
    15th September 2023
    22nd September 2023
    29th September 2023
    6th October 2023

    11:00am – 1:30pm
    Venue: The Log Cabin, Shekinah Grow, Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1DL
    This face-to-face course runs across six weekly sessions. 

“"I cannot thank Dom and Barbara enough for helping me understand myself better. I have used the knowledge they gave me and put this into daily action to manage my own mental health."

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