What we do

Health & Wellbeing

Our training teams in Plymouth and Torbay offer a range of wellbeing and personal development courses which aim to keep you mentally healthy as well as having on-site counsellors to support you with other needs you may have.

Also in Torbay there is the High Intensity User Service which is aimed at improving access to services for people who frequently use the emergency department. Often people may visit the hospital as they are unsure of where else they can go or perhaps have underlying issues that can be better supported by more specifically focused services. Our role is to speak with patients, discuss their needs and refer onto more appropriate services that will improve their care and quality of life as well as reduce their need to visit hospital. The project has been well received has had some great feedback regarding its impact.

Stress Management course:
“Good course, it’s very interesting meeting new people and this course helped to open my eyes to know I am not alone.”
“I feel empowered to move forward in life.”
“I have found this useful in finding new ways of identifying stress triggers and ways of managing it.”

Re:develop course:
“Matthew was a wonderful teacher. Very calm and patient, and very understanding. I was on the course with some absolutely lovely people.”
“Matthew was brilliant at helping me to understand everything we covered over 6 weeks.”
“I developed how to cope with negativities that life challenges me and turn them into positives.”

Re:vive course:
“Amazing. I feel like my life is only just beginning.”
“Discovered more about myself – understanding the importance of self care and not overloading myself with work.”

Re:set course:
“I never really understood how many factors of everyday life – like sleep, diet and exercise – make such a big impact. I understand that now.”
“The course has helped me to start my road to recovery.”
“It’s been fun and Claire is very understanding and open.”

This service has been a breath of fresh air. I appreciate you more than I can say. I feel like you are the only person who has tried to help me over the years without agenda. Now I have made it to this point where I feel like I can make it to my future psychiatry appointment. I don’t think I would be here today if it was not for your support.’ 

‘I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this call; I feel like someone is trying to help me.’  

‘I haven’t had any involvement from mental health services since October (said in April) and now I feel like changes are starting to happen since you have got involved.’ 

‘I feel like every day is ground hog day, I would like to get involved in any support groups you can find, I can’t thank you enough. It feels like someone cares’ 

‘I feel like the pressure of me fighting for myself has been eased, you have bridged the gap between me and services.’ 

‘I always thought I could do this by myself, but I need help.’ 

‘I want to stop smoking and I have tried many times, but I just needed some help’  

‘It builds my strength up when you call, I feel supported.’ 

Wellbeing is a combination of a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social health factors. Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction. In short, wellbeing could be described as how you feel about yourself and your life.

Every aspect of your life influences your state of wellbeing. Researchers investigating happiness have found the following factors enhance a person’s wellbeing:

  • Happy intimate relationship with a partner.
  • Network of close friends.
  • Enjoyable and fulfilling career.
  • Enough money.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Nutritional diet.
  • Enough sleep.
  • Spiritual or religious beliefs.
  • Fun hobbies and leisure pursuits.
  • Healthy self-esteem.
  • Optimistic outlook.
  • Realistic and achievable goals.
  • Sense of purpose and meaning.
  • A sense of belonging.
  • The ability to adapt to change.
  • Living in a fair and democratic society.


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If you are experiencing some form of homelessness, need to speak with us about any of the training courses we run or another form of support you think we can help you with, please get in touch.

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