March 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 apologise for our quietness whilst we had some changes to our IT system and website. We are glad to be fully back up and running. If you tried to get hold of us during this time and we failed to get back to you, we ask you to kindly reach out again in case we missed you.

St Sidwell’s Community Drop Ins

Come and join us on the first Tuesday of every month at St Sidwells Community Cafe in Exeter.

Our Community Development Worker Sami will be there if you want to drop in for a chat between 10am-12.30pm.

Sami will also have our free resources with her, including Letter of Hope, Letter for Tomorrow and all of our Storm Books.

Community Development Fund 2024

We will be opening our ‘Community Development Fund’ a bit later this year. Watch this space, we will be welcoming applications at the end of May.

If you have an idea for a recovery themed project/group and would like to chat to a member of the team about the application process, please email sami@recoverydevon.co.uk

The Community Development Fund is able to fund up to £750 for each project or idea, these can be in areas across Devon.

Mental Health Awareness Fair – May 2024

We are delighted to announce that our Mental Health Awareness Fair will be held on the 17th May 9am-2pm at Exeter Library.

If your organisation or group would like a free stand please contact sami@recoverydevon.co.uk before 16th April. (There are limited spaces so unfortunately it’s a first come first serve basis.)

This years Mental Health Awareness theme is ‘Movement: moving for our mental health’. If anyone would like to be involved and offer any movement workshops or performances please drop Sami an email!

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.