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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Emotional wellbeing

Please see information for support services that can help with promoting wellbeing and different resources that can help.

NHS- 5 steps to wellbeing

  • 5 steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Frontline Keyworker Self Care Acts

  • Pack of self care acts to support frontline workers.


  • A free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service for people aged 18yrs+ in Devon (excluding Plymouth), helping you to feel better and give you tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. TALKWORKS are currently offering a priority wellbeing service to NHS, Social Care and Police staff impacted by caring for others during COVID-19.

Devon Wellbeing Hub

  • The Hub is open to anyone working in health and social care regardless of role. It is designed to be a single place where someone concerned about their wellbeing can come, unpick their needs and be supported to get to the right services quickly and in confidence. Their team is made up of trained NHS staff, including clinical psychologists and psychological wellbeing practitioners. They offer support for individuals and can provide whole team support.

Care Workers’ Charity

  • Providing free mental health and wellbeing sessions with a qualified therapist. If you feel you would benefit from some support, or if you’re on a long waiting list for support to deal with issues such as these, or have previously had support but feel you would benefit from some more sessions. please visit the Mental Wellbeing and Health Support Page for more information and to see whether you meet your eligibility requirements. Please share this offer of support with your teams with this helpful poster.


  • A new free and confidential mental health and wellbeing service for adults is now available across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. It’s being delivered by mental health provider, Kooth, and it will ensure that every adult in Devon has access to a choice of online support to manage their own emotional health and wellbeing. It’s called ‘Qwell’, and it offers a safe online space for people to access therapeutic activities and content including a peer support community. It includes self-help articles, forums, and discussion boards that are moderated by qualified practitioners. It also allows users to keep an online journal and monitor their wellbeing through an interactive goal tracker, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And there’s a one-on-one live chat and messaging counselling service with a team of qualified practitioners.

Able Futures

  • Able Futures can help you manage your mental health at work so you can enjoy more good days. We could give you nine months advice and guidance from a mental health specialist who can help you learn coping mechanisms, build resilience, access therapy or work with your employer to make adjustments to help your mental health at work. Call Able Futures free on 0800 321 3137 from 8.00am to 10.30pm, Monday to Friday to find out more about our online mental health support.


  • Offering free, confidential support lines for health and social care workers and volunteers. The confidential support line is open 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week, and is run by dedicated and trained Samaritan volunteers. Call 0800 069 6222.

Skills for Care

  • Skills for Care offers a workforce wellbeing resource finder. This opens a whole range of different resources from building resilience, helplines and how to promote wellness.

Our Frontline

  • Offers one to one practical and non-judgmental support from trained volunteers to all workers who have been on the COVID-19 frontline. To get support text FRONTLINE to 85258 any time or call 0800 069 6222 from 7am to 11pm. For specific trauma and bereavement support call 0300 303 4434 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.


  • Cruse bereavement support offer both national and local COVID-19 bereavement support. The National Helpline is 0808 808 1677, the Devon Helpline is 0300 330 5466. You can also email or visit the Cruse website.

Zero suicide alliance

  • Free suicide awareness training offering three types of training; gateway, step up and in depth. Gateway training offers an introduction to suicide awareness, step up training how to help someone who feels isolated and how to adjust to the new normal following Covid-19 and the in depth suicide and in depth awareness offers gain the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide.

Intercom Trust

  • Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. Providing; help and support, advocacy, counselling, training, information, support groups, online directory, community surveys, conferences and consultancy. Look at the LBGT+ group directory in Devon showing all groups and meet ups in your local area.

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