Recovery Devon

Supporting mental health Recovery and well-being

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About Recovery Devon

We believe that with the right support and help people with mental health issues can and do recover and live meaningful and purposeful lives of their own choosing. Since 2003 we have actively promoted this idea and sought to put recovery and wellbeing at the heart of mental health provision.

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For individuals

We encourage people who have experienced mental health difficulties to join us. You can sign-up for membership, come to events, join our online exchange and more... as much or as little as you wish.

For organisations

We work with mental health organisations large and small to help them understand and implement Recovery practices from employee through to policy level, especially through service user involvement.

What We Do


While we don’t directly offer support we have many resources and LINKS to useful groups. Our CREATIVE CAFE is filled with art by people who have struggled with their mental well-being. The SUPPORT section has coping strategies and information for families and friends of people who are in recovery.


There are poems, films, book reviews and other creations, all with their focus on Recovery. If you are creative yourself and would like to offer some work for our site, please contact us.

To send a poem (anonymous if you wish) start here.


Our resource library is aimed at offering guides, information and research materials for Recovery and other areas of mental health. We also have research papers and accounts from individuals which offer useful or unexpected perspectives.

Latest News

Summer Recovery Camp 2017

This year the Recovery Camp has been moved from June to September. Recovery Camp 2017 will run from Thursday 7th September to Tuesday 12th September 2017. The venue will be Barnutopia, Llansilin, Shropshire, Wales.

Meet the team

James Wooldridge

James Wooldridge

James has worked in and around mental-health for many years. He chairs most of Recovery Devon’s meetings and helps steer our projects, helping them practically and keeping them Recovery focussed.

Russ Drayton

Russ Drayton

Russ acts as liaison with DPT and helps ensure our direction fits with our long-term aims, keeps us legal and compliant by checking we have all the right policies in place and reports on our accounts.


Ok, it’s a bit cheesy, but Recovery Devon really is a team of all its members – it’s our members who suggest ideas, work on projects, vote on choices and all round make Recovery Devon happen. Why not sign up here?!

Get in Touch

Recovery Devon is an open group

Everyone in Recovery Devon has lived experience of mental health challenges and will offer a friendly response, if you're seeking support, would like to work in partnership or for any other Recovery related enquiry. We’re informal and 'no pressure', so please feel free to get in touch.

  • Recovery Devon Community Interest Company Torridgeside Link Centre, Higher Gunstone, Bideford EX39 2DG
  • 07824 161192