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Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing

Being Aware of Mental Health

Last week members of the One Ilfracombe Team attended and facilitated a Being Aware workshop delivered by Workways who promote mental health through learning and work. The aims of the workshop …

Last week members of the One Ilfracombe Team attended and facilitated a Being Aware workshop delivered by Workways who promote mental health through learning and work.

The aims of the workshop were:

  • To improve understanding of mental health conditions.
  • To consider main diagnoses, causes, symptoms, treatment & recovery.
  • To consider aspects of being with someone in distress.

The presentation and workshop was attended by numerous individuals from local organisations including Ilfracombe Town Council , Drink Wise Age Well, Devon Partnership Trust, Ilfracombe Food Bank, Torrs Park Dentist, Ilfracombe Academy, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

You can get more information on mental health conditions via the Devon Partnership NHS Trust website and if have not yet seen it, the Black Dog video shows one mans journey in dealing with his own depression.


Don’t forget that One Ilfracombe, with funding from the Big Lottery Fund, will also be hosting the Ilfracombe Mindful Fair on Thursday 1st March at 2pm at The Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe.

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Bridge Collective

Tel: 01392 433358, email: bridgecollective@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.bridgecollective.org.uk

A social group based in Exeter where people can talk freely about their experiences, beliefs and feelings safely and without judgement. A place to participate in friendship, support, learning, teaching, discussion.

Devon Recovery Learning Centre

Fancy beginning papercraft or making some terrific truffles? Take some gentle exercise or explore how getting on social media could help with recovery. There are also plenty of opportunities to learn about mindfulness and how to deal with a range of issues including anxiety, psychosis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The courses are for anyone with mental health issues, their family and friends and the professionals who support them.

EFT Tapping

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique, draws on the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine and blends it with modern Western psychology.
By tapping on the body’s meridian points, (the same points manipulated during acupuncture, you can quickly dissolve the energetic blocks that have been hindering your physical or emotional recovery.
EFT has been successfully tested and used to treat a wide range of conditions, from food cravings, depression, weight loss, headaches, joint pain, fear, anxiety, allergies, insomnia and addictions to name but a few.

Prices:  £10 per adult or 2 for £15.00; £5 OAPs

Guinness Care and Support

Guinness Partnership provides care for people who want to remain living in the home of their choice.  Their service is all about you.  You shape and plan the care at home you receive.  The service is completely flexible and can be changed and adapted as your needs change. Care at Home is tailored to your individual needs and requirements and so no two packages are the same.



Ilfracombe Link Centre

The Ilfracombe Link Centre is for people with, and recovering from, all kinds of mental health problems and difficulties. You can be referred or you can approach the Link Centre directly yourself to access its services. It is a safe relaxed place to be with people and get support.
There is tea and coffee always available and on Tuesday evenings a meal is planned and prepared by the people who are there on the day with support from the staff where needed.
The centre can point you in the right direction and give you support on a range of areas, like finding work, going to evening classes, debt advice, benefit claims or accommodation as well as a number of free courses.

Ilfracombe Mindful Fair

The Lantern Centre will be hosting an Ilfracombe Mindful Fair on Thursday 1st March from 2-6pm.

A diverse group of service providers, groups and individuals will be on hand to provide FREE advice, support and information on ways to help keep your mind healthy.

Refreshments will be available at this FREE event & all are welcome.


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