January Opportunities

For 2022, we’re making a big effort to share recovery opportunities we’ve got coming up, as well as those that our team hears about on their local patch.

Here’s a round-up from January so far…

North Devon – Shaping Your Community

This one is for our North Devon community! Join us at our first Community Mapping event for community workers in North Devon on 25th January 10.30AM – 2PM. This free online event will be facilitated by our Community Developer, Jody Coyle and the wonderful Jaki King, founder of aDoddle Community Mapping.

Register to join here!


Muslim Mental Health Awareness

Meanha Begum hosts a session on Muslim Mental Health at 6pm on Saturday 22nd January at Exeter Mosque and Cultural Centre, who say, “Join us for refreshingly important discussions.”

Develop an understanding of Muslim mental health and how to dispel common myths and stigma, how to help yourself and others around you.


Trans Art Therapy Course

There are still spaces left for the new Trans Art Therapy Course, facilitated by Intercom Trust and YAHT (Youth Arts and Health Trust) – starting on the 22nd of Jan 2022 6-8pm.

To book your place, please email helpline@intercomtrust.org.uk


Creating Your Future – Torbay & South Devon

This free 8 week course is for women who are unemployed or not working and thinking about returning to work, education and training, or setting up a business

They’ll help you through the process, supporting you to make small steps and build your confidence. It starts again in February with two options – face to face workshops in Paignton or online. To find out more and book a place, please send us a message or email marilyn@creativitycentre.com.

This course is run by The Creativity Centre Educational Trust, a registered charity, funded by the European Social Fund.


Bluebells – Walks for new mums in Goodrington and Totnes

Bluebells Devon are running monthly walks for their members in Totnes and Goodrington. Get some fresh air and have a coffee with other mums and babies as a part of this friendly group.

Little Bluebell are part of the Bluebell Care team based in Torbay, Devon. They are able to support parents with their emotional wellbeing, during pregnancy and after birth, up until 2 years post-natally, in the Torbay and South Hams areas.

Find out more about them here – ask for Selina if you’re interested in the walks.


New TRAIL mental health art groups in Teignmouth

Teignmouth Recycled Art in the Landscape are offering weekly art workshops to aid mental well being and the local environment, starting 28th and 29th January at the Beachcomber on Teignmouth Sea Front. Find our more on their website: https://www.trailart.co.uk/


HOPE continues her journey!

Our Community Development worker Sami moved Hope from Princesshay to her new home at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter this week.

Created in collaboration with Hayley Watson, Resilient Women at CoLab Exeter, Exeter Library, and Positive Lights Project, her tour of Exeter continues.

Hear from some of the participants about how much this creative project meant to them.


Parental Minds CIC – CAMHS Crisis Pathway

Our friends at Parental Minds are calling all Devon families to ask: Have you supported your child through a mental health crisis? Your experience can help influence a new CAMHS Crisis Pathway consultation.

Share your views here: https://t.co/ivz3gBAFZH

Find out about their amazing work!


New Devon Recovery Learning Community prospectus is out!

And finally… After a couple of very flexible years offering a rolling programme of courses through COVID, our wonderful friends at the DRLC have published a full prospectus of courses for January to April 2022. All free and without referral, you just need to sign up as a member on the website and book your place.

Whether it’s photography, walks, art, crafts, chat or even laughter yoga – you are sure to find something to give you hope and skill you up!

See the new prospectus here.

Do you have a not-for-profit community mental health offer you’d like us to share?

With thousands of social media followers and newsletter subscribers across Devon, we’d love to help you find your tribe. Send an email (hello@recoverydevon.co.uk) with “Roundup” in the subject line, adding a photo and a few details about your project – we’ll include it in our next round-up.