January Round Up

Welcome to our regular round-up, collected by our Community Development Team from their work around Devon. Here you’ll find items that support your personal recovery, volunteering, jobs, training courses, and research requests.

Have something you’d like us to add next time? Get in touch!

What have we been up to?

We hope everyone enjoyed a restful and rejuvenating holiday season, embracing the start of the new year. Recognising that January may not always be the easiest of times, we extend our support and positivity to all.

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Keith Denny and his team for raising an amazing £244.74 for Recovery Devon at a coffee morning in Parracombe. Thank you so much for your support Keith.

The Recovery Devon team are back in high spirits and motivated for the year ahead. Please bear with us while our social media and website is undergoing updates.

We remain contactable at this time via email:

Main enquiries – hello@recoverydevon.co.uk

Jody Coyle (North Devon enquiries ) – jody@recoverydevon.co.uk

Sami Goulding (Exeter and East Devon enquiries) – sami@recoverydevon.co.uk

What’s happening in Devon?

Community Pop Ups at St Thomas Parish Hall, Exeter, Saturdays 10am-12pm on January 20th, Feb 17th, March 16th.
Community Pop Ups at St Thomas Parish Hall, Exeter, Saturdays 10am-12pm on January 20th, Feb 17th, March 16th.
Free green social prescribing event at the Otter Estuary on Wednesday 17 January between 10:00 and 13:00. If you would like to attend then please complete the registration form here and return to Daphne Marston (daphne.marston@naturalengland.org.uk).
Free green social prescribing event at the Otter Estuary on Wednesday 17 January between 10:00 and 13:00. If you would like to attend then please complete the registration form here and return to Daphne Marston (daphne.marston@naturalengland.org.uk).
What's on at the Beacon community centre. Beacon Lane, EX4 8LZ.
What’s on at the Beacon Community Centre, Beacon Lane, EX4 8LZ. info@thebeaconcentre.org
Normalising conversations about men's mental health - now in Devon, details here. 
Normalising conversations about men’s mental health – now in Devon, details here
Sessions will resume from Tuesday 2 January 2024. See link to the Activity Map which includes all the information you need to know about the sessions. Sessions are open to anyone 17+ experiencing mental health problems. The sessions are lots of fun, for all abilities and drop-in sessions, so no need to book and no referral required. The sessions are all delivered by a qualified instructor and all equipment will be provided. Carers, friends and family are more than welcome to accompany participants to the first couple of sessions – the more the merrier!
Sessions will resume from Tuesday 2 January 2024. See link to the Activity Map which includes all the information you need to know about the sessions. Sessions are open to anyone 17+ experiencing mental health problems. The sessions are lots of fun, for all abilities and drop-in sessions, so no need to book and no referral required. The sessions are all delivered by a qualified instructor and all equipment will be provided. Carers, friends and family are more than welcome to accompany participants to the first couple of sessions – the more the merrier!
Exeter's museum is a free, fully accessible destination in the city centre, open to everyone Tuesday 10.30am-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday 10-5pm. See various groups and events on the website http://www.rammuseum.org.uk
Exeter’s museum is a free, fully accessible destination in the city centre, open to everyone Tuesday 10.30am-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday 10-5pm. See various groups and events on the website http://www.rammuseum.org.uk
Free creative writing course, every Tuesday, 10am-12pm, at The CoCreate Workshop, 178-179 Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6RD. Book here. 
Free creative writing course, every Tuesday, 10am-12pm, at The CoCreate Workshop, 178-179 Sidwell Street, Exeter EX4 6RD. Book here
Family relationship support for LGBT+ families. Call 08006123010
Family relationship support for LGBT+ families. Call 08006123010
Devon Carers have a new Peer Support group joining their schedule this year for 'Neurological Conditions'. Learn more here: https://devoncarers.org.uk/support/peer-support/
Devon Carers have a new Peer Support group joining their schedule this year for ‘Neurological Conditions’. Learn more here: https://devoncarers.org.uk/support/peer-support/
Find out about volunteer roles available in your community - Wednesday, 7th February, Barnstaple Library. Sign up here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/763850045047...
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/780691789157...
Find out about volunteer roles available in your community – Wednesday, 7th February, Barnstaple Library. Sign up here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/763850045047…
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/780691789157…
Weekly coffee and chat at St Sidwells Community Centre, every Monday 10.30-12pm.
Weekly coffee and chat at St Sidwells Community Centre, every Monday 10.30-12pm.
Step into the New Year with anticipation as 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗢𝗳 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘆 takes the stage again! Secure your tickets at www.linktr.ee/washingmachineofdestiny (with the exception of Dunkerswell)
Step into the New Year with anticipation as 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗢𝗳 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘆 takes the stage again! Secure your tickets at www.linktr.ee/washingmachineofdestiny (with the exception of Dunkerswell)
From February, Creative Minds North Devon will be hosting an 'Art Chatty Cafe' twice a month. A great chance to be creative, take some time out, do some self-care and meet a great brunch of people. 
£14.00 per class, all materials and coffee and cake included. February 6th & 21st 9.30am-11.30am.
Get in touch if you are interested.
From February, Creative Minds North Devon will be hosting an ‘Art Chatty Cafe’ twice a month. A great chance to be creative, take some time out, do some self-care and meet a great brunch of people.
£14.00 per class, all materials and coffee and cake included. February 6th & 21st 9.30am-11.30am.
Get in touch if you are interested.
LGBTQ+ Social group meet on the 1st Saturday of every month in Barnstaple at Sunrise Diversity. They will also be joined by the Intercom Trust to talk about their new Family LGBTQ+ services- find out more here: https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk/lgbt-families/
LGBTQ+ Social group meet on the 1st Saturday of every month in Barnstaple at Sunrise Diversity. They will also be joined by the Intercom Trust to talk about their new Family LGBTQ+ services- find out more here: https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk/lgbt-families/
HOPE Programme for people living with anxiety and depression starting on Tuesday 23rd January at Paignton Library, 1-3:30pm, every week for six weeks.
Sign up now: https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/.../hope.../face-to-face-hope
You must be over the age of 18 to attend, and living in Devon.
HOPE Programme for people living with anxiety and depression starting on Tuesday 23rd January at Paignton Library, 1-3:30pm, every week for six weeks.
Sign up now: https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/…/hope…/face-to-face-hope
You must be over the age of 18 to attend, and living in Devon.
The HOPE Programme has many free courses on offer - visit http://bit.ly/hope_devon
The HOPE Programme has many free courses on offer – visit http://bit.ly/hope_devon
The HOPE Programme have a FREE, six week course aimed at people experiencing isolation (particularly in the Winter months) starting on Monday 22nd January 24, 1-3pm, in Totnes.
Sign up now: https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/local-services/hope-programme/
Booking is essential! You must be over the age of 18 and living in Devon to attend the programme.
The HOPE Programme have a FREE, six week course aimed at people experiencing isolation (particularly in the Winter months) starting on Monday 22nd January 24, 1-3pm, in Totnes.
Sign up now: https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/local-services/hope-programme/
Booking is essential! You must be over the age of 18 and living in Devon to attend the programme.
Dates for upcoming online HOPE Programmes - for more info visit https://bit.ly/46izAj5
Dates for upcoming online HOPE Programmes – for more info visit https://bit.ly/46izAj5
HOPE Programme for Chronic Pain and/or Fatigue - starting Tuesday 16th January, 11:30am - 2pm at Brixham Rugby Club
Sign up now - https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/.../hope.../face-to-face-hope
HOPE Programme for Chronic Pain and/or Fatigue – starting Tuesday 16th January, 11:30am – 2pm at Brixham Rugby Club
Sign up now – https://myhealth-devon.nhs.uk/…/hope…/face-to-face-hope
Introducing episode 8 of the HOPE Podcast Series: Living with Sensor Loss with Naseem Shuker: https://vimeo.com/876288927/263cbb21cf?share=copy
Naseem is a HOPE Facilitator and previous HOPE participant. Naseem works in the Torbay Sensory Team and has recently facilitated a HOPE Programme for people living with Sensory Loss.
Introducing episode 8 of the HOPE Podcast Series: Living with Sensor Loss with Naseem Shuker: https://vimeo.com/876288927/263cbb21cf?share=copy
Naseem is a HOPE Facilitator and previous HOPE participant. Naseem works in the Torbay Sensory Team and has recently facilitated a HOPE Programme for people living with Sensory Loss.
Therapy Services South West. Contact admin@therapyservciessouthwest.co.uk for more info or check out their website
www.therapyservicessouthwest.co.uk
Therapy Services South West. Contact admin@therapyservciessouthwest.co.uk for more info or check out their website
www.therapyservicessouthwest.co.uk
Therapy Services South West are hosting a 'Brick Club' for children, Thursdays 5-6pm at Palace Avenue, Paignton. Contact admin@therapyservciessouthwest.co.uk for more info or check out their website
www.therapyservicessouthwest.co.uk
Therapy Services South West are hosting a ‘Brick Club’ for children, Thursdays 5-6pm at Palace Avenue, Paignton. Contact admin@therapyservciessouthwest.co.uk for more info or check out their website
www.therapyservicessouthwest.co.uk
Therapy Services South West are hosting a Parents Club on Fridays 9.30-11am at Palace Avenue, Paignton. Free support group for neurodivergent parents. Contact admin@therapyservciessouthwest.co.uk for more info or check out their website
www.therapyservicessouthwest.co.uk
Therapy Services South West are hosting a Parents Club on Fridays 9.30-11am at Palace Avenue, Paignton. Free support group for neurodivergent parents. Contact admin@therapyservciessouthwest.co.uk for more info or check out their website
www.therapyservicessouthwest.co.uk
Mental Health Mates will be walking on Sunday 21st January 2024, meeting outside The Prospect on the quay at 11am.
There is no pressure to chat to anyone. You can simply turn up and walk.
Mental Health Mates will be walking on Sunday 21st January 2024, meeting outside The Prospect on the quay at 11am.
There is no pressure to chat to anyone. You can simply turn up and walk.

Job Opportunities

Flourish in Nature – Activity lead volunteer vacancy
Location: North Devon
– Be part of a team helping to facilitate activities for the people we support
– Receive in-door and outdoor first aid qualifications
– Get opportunities for further training and personal development
– Learn how to safely risk assess and lead group activities
– Get free access and take part in fun outdoor and indoor activities
– Example activities from 2023 included paint balling, horse riding, kayaking, boxing, abseiling, nature walks, fishing and more!
## Open to those with or without lived experience ##

Full role description can be found here:
http://humankind.force.com/recruit/fRecruit__ApplyJob…

– To apply please use the above link. For further questions please contact:
Adam – 07518 909630 or email flourishinnature@together-devon.org.uk

Letter of Hope

We are delighted to share the relaunch of the Letter of Hope, a resource we have created in partnership with Devon Partnership Trust and by people in Devon with personal experience of suicide.

We have launched two new versions of the letter; Letter for Tomorrow for young people written by young people, and Hope Letter, an Easy Read version for people with learning disabilities. To find out more please click here. Or get in touch with us if you would like to order physical copies.

Join our aDoddle Community Map!

We are partners with the wonderful folk at aDoddle. They are working with you and your community to make it as easy for everyone to find help and support locally as it is to find a hotel or restaurant on Google Maps.

By Mapping UK Charities, Community Projects, Groups & Organisations together we are creating a national resource for use at a local level. It’s free to create a profile on aDoddle, and this can hold all sorts of information, making it great for small groups who can’t afford a website.

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 community. 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.