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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.


  • 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.

Devon Wellbeing Hub

  • The Devon Wellbeing Hub provides free, confidential support for colleagues working in healthcare, social care and the police who are struggling with any element of their wellbeing. The Hub has two main offers for individuals and for teams who are struggling.

Individual support- We recognise starting a new role can be challenging. Whether you’re feeling burnt-out, overwhelmed, struggling to cope with the pressures of your job during the pandemic, or having difficulties in your home life, the Devon Wellbeing Hub is here to help you. You will be offered a 1:1 telephone or video call for a wellbeing assessment appointment lasting for around 45 minutes. A qualified clinician will listen to your worries and work with you to create a Colleague Wellbeing Plan, noting down clear next steps and further information on services and support available.

Team support- The Hub also offers support for teams, giving you and your colleagues the opportunity to think about your collective wellbeing. This is especially important given the increased working pressures of the last two years. Referrals can be made by a team manager and one of the Hub’s psychologists or psychotherapist will be in touch to offer an initial meeting with a view to facilitating some workshops or reflective groups. The aim is to offer your team an intervention that is bespoke to your collective needs.

Get in touch- Getting support from the Devon Wellbeing Hub is simple. If you are struggling with any aspect of your wellbeing at all, or you lead a team who would benefit from support, the Hub can help you today. Please get in touch by emailing or by calling 0300 303 5455. You can also fill out the simple referral form on the Devon Wellbeing Hub website.

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 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 online training courses teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about. Suicide Awareness Training – full version (20 minutes), Suicide Awareness Training – gateway module (5 to 10 minutes) and Social Isolation Training – step-up module.

Intercom Trust

  • Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider Southwest. 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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