• Step One Charity has been supporting people in Devon with their mental health for 85 years, working closely with local NHS Trusts, GP surgeries and communities.

    Record numbers of people across Devon are seeking support for their mental health, and at BeWell@StepOne, we use our specialist knowledge of mental health service provision to meet some of that demand.

    BeWell@StepOne provides support to as many people as possible across the county through our online and in-person courses, support groups and learning opportunities. We help people in need of mental health support to manage their own wellbeing and, through peer groups, support others in their communities.

    Our online and in-person courses are free and are run by professional, qualified and supportive tutors with lived experience of mental health conditions.

    Please find below the courses currently available for enrolment.  You will need to create an account on the site to register yourself onto the courses, though please note that availability on each course is limited.

    Our services are available for people aged 18 or over and that live in the county of Devon. 

     

     


Available courses, groups, workshops, activities

Tuesday Peer Support Group

Our BeWell Tuesday Peer Support Group meets face-to-face in Paignton each week from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Location: The Community Hut, behind St Paul’s Church (accessible at the end of Locarno Avenue) Preston, Paignton, TQ3 2DH.

This group is focused around craft, so you can get creative, put your artistic skills to the test and create something, or just have a coffee and a chat. It is the perfect way to meet with others who can personally relate to your experiences. Please feel free to contact us for details of what we have planned.

The group is very supportive but having fun is also a valuable part of the benefits joining this group can offer.

Have a question? Feel free to get in touch with us at: training@steponecharity.co.uk 

Currently there is no option to enrol onto this group as you would our online courses, groups and workshops. Instead you will be asked to complete a brief registration and consent form on arrival. 


The BeWell Toolbox: A weekly in person peer support group that offers the opportunity to explore and discuss a variety of self-help and self-management tools to support good mental health and wellbeing.

Each week a different topic or ‘tool’ will be covered and discussed, including strategies that can help reduce the impact of depression and anxiety, offering an insight into an array of coping strategies that can help improve and maintain our wellbeing. We aim to add more tools to your personal wellbeing 'toolbox', and to help keep any skills you may already have ‘well oiled’ so they are at hand and ready to use when you most need them. The group also offers the well-known benefits of peer support, and is a great way to increase connection with others. We look forward to meeting you and please feel free to contact us for details of what we have planned.

Location: The Community Hut, behind St Paul’s Church (accessible at the end of Locarno Avenue) Preston, Paignton, TQ3 2DH.

Date: Every Thursday*

Time 10am to 12 pm

Refreshments, toilets and free parking available at the venue.  

Have a question? Feel free to get in touch with us at: training@steponecharity.co.uk or send us a message via the learning portal.  

Currently there is no option to enrol onto this group as you would our online courses, groups and workshops. Instead you will be asked to complete a brief registration and consent form on arrival.

*occasionally due to staff holiday/sickness the group may not run on a given week so please do contact us if it's your first time to ensure it is running on the week you wish to attend. Thank you. 



Thursdays 10am – 12pm  (Fortnightly, see below for session dates*)

Location: Paignton Library – Carers centre, Great Western Road, TQ4 5AG

 When you become a carer your life changes, but eventually you adapt to the change. But what happens when the person you have cared for so lovingly moves permanently into a care home, or dies, and your life once again changes?

You lose your identity as a carer, but also you may have lost your social connections. Bereavement is very difficult for everyone.

This new support group will allow you to ask those questions and to learn strategies to support your wellbeing, create new friends and talk to people with similar experiences. Don’t worry there will also be fun projects!

Please enrol into the group by clicking on to the course page, scrolling down and clicking 'enrol me'.  You can come as often or as little as you like.

For further information please contact Sharon on Mob: +44 7806 836922

Email - sharon.nott@steponecharity.co.uk

or just come along to the group and we can enrol you there.

Latest Group meeting dates 2024*:

2024: January 18th (now CANCELLED due to facilitator Illness).

February Group dates: 1st, 15th, 29th.

March Group dates: 15th (CANCELLED) cancelled due to facilitator holiday), 28th     

* It is possible, due to staff holiday/sickness that the group may not run on a given week so please do contact us if it's your first time to ensure it is running on the week you wish to attend. Thank you. 

YOGA WELLBEING GROUP  Starting May 24th 2024 

Face to Face at Shekinah Grow. 
Paignton. Devon 

We invite you to start a new journey of self-discovery with BeWell@StepOne with our 6-week wellbeing beginners YOGA program offering many benefits, both physical and psychological, embracing the philosophy of Chinese medicine, and new in these sessions will be a greater focus on Yin.  Latest inclusions will encourage consideration of longer, deeper stretches and rehabilitation, attuning to the parasympathetic nervous system to a greater degree. We will look at relaxing (pranayama) with muscle relaxation (yoga nidra) alongside meditation.

The sessions are aimed at all abilities regardless of age/health status, with an aim of inclusivity*.  All postures will be adapted, and different levels will exist to incorporate everyone in the group.

·       An experienced Fitness Instructor qualified in Level 3 Yoga as well as Pilates, having a degree in Exercise, Science & Fitness

·       A qualified First Aider and risk assessed venue with Public Liability Insurance

·       In person course, making new connections 

·       Commitment of 1 hour per week, over 6 weeks. 

·       Good quality cushioned mats are provided

·       Gentle ambient music will support sessions over a related sound system.

We'd love to meet you. Why not try something new, support your wellbeing and give it a go?

Where? Shekinah Grow,  Preston Down Rd, Paignton ( entrance opposite the Occombe Farm public Car Park. https://goo.gl/maps/JXXQU9QsuGZxrQtu6

When? Our next 6 session program starts on the 24th May 2024

Time: 9.30am  - 10.30am 

Please note, we kindly ask that all potential attendees check there availability for all 6 sessions prior to enrolling, as spaces will be limited. Thank you

Session dates: 

May 24th & 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th 

Sessions to be held in the log cabin at Shekinah Grow

Pre-enrolment is required to participate on this course. Click on the course name at the top of this information to enrol. 

*Please note: We will require all participants to complete a consent form, a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire and Pre-course wellbeing survey prior to the first session. These forms will be found on the course page on this site once you have enrolled, and can be completed electronically. If you have difficulties in completing them we will do all we can to help. Please contact us accordingly. 


We are delighted to introduce to you our latest wellbeing activity, our new fortnightly Wellbeing Walking Group in Buckland, Newton Abbot. 

The walk leaves from Buckland Community Centre and heads towards Kingsteignton and back, on the edge of Newton Abbot’s town centre.  The Hackney Marshes contain an odyssey of wetland wildlife with an abundance of species to observe on route, including beetles, moorhens, mullet to sticklebacks, swans, and ducks.  Fragments of an old orchard and ornamental plants exist from Green Hill House.  It’s a short walk of circa < 3 miles, being very accessible you can drop out into nearby amenities.  Alternate walking options exist and there can be a coffee stop if needed.

Increasing our activity levels and connecting with others can be a key strategy in lifting mood and reducing anxiety. Joining a walking group can be a wonderful way to start, one step at a time!

Walk Details:

Where?: Starts and ends at the Buckland (Community) Centre, Gilbert Rd, Newton Abbot TQ12 4HS

Google maps location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wUiJZJ3FUhGhG6uv6

When: Every other Friday, starting on Friday 26th January 2024 (fortnightly thereafter).

Upcoming walk dates April 19th, May 3rd, May 31st  

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO WALK ON THE 17th May    

Meet at 2.30pm. Depart: 2.45pm. Finishes: approx. 4pm*

Walk Difficulty: Easy (flat, with only a few minor inclines and declines. Paved paths and lowered curbs at crossing points). Toilet facilities and refreshment outlets available on the route.

Distance: Approx 3 miles

If you come along for a walk with us it will also give you the opportunity to have a chat about how you are feeling, and to discuss our range of wellbeing groups, courses, workshops and activities provided by BeWell@StepOne.

Registering for the walk

Pre-registration for the walk is advised, as this will help us get an idea of the numbers to expect, and allow us to notify you of any cancellations due to weather or Walk Leader holiday/illness etc. (Pre-Registration is not a pre-requisite however, and we can help you to register you on attending, so you can just turn up on the day).  

Further recommendations and walk information:

Please remember to bring suitable footwear and clothing. We walk at a gentle pace allowing us to be as accessible as possible for all abilities and will do our best to pace the walk to the needs of our slowest walker where at all possible.

If you do have any physical health conditions that would be adversely impacted by gentle to moderate walking, then please check with your GP before participating. Please also bring a completed ICE card with you in case of emergency.

We look forward to welcoming you. 


Walk Route             



THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

This new wellbeing walk has been made possible thanks to the support of: Step One, Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, Active Devon and Buckland Support   



 


Our  weekly Men’s Wellbeing Walk is specifically aimed at men to help support their mental health and wellbeing. In-light of this, we have launched our Men’s Wellbeing Walk in association with Bay WalksRamblers Wellbeing Walks and Active Devon. that will run every Tuesday morning, starting from The Community Hut behind St Paul’s Church in Preston, Paignton (behind St Pauls Church, accessible at the end of Locarno Avenue).  

When: Every Tuesday, meet 10.15am ,  Depart for walk at 10.30am*

Where: Starting and ending from The Community Hut, behind St Paul’s Church (accessible at the end of Locarno Avenue) Preston, Paignton, TQ3 2DH

Length: Roughly 1 hr (but can be longer depending on group pace and preferences) .  

*PLEASE NOTE: If it's your first time, please don't hesitate to check in via email to ensure the weeks walk hasn't been cancelled, as this can sometimes happen due to walk leader illness for example. 

No pre-enrolment on this site is required to attend currently. You can just turn up on the day !

Route: 


Walk Leader: Dominic Bryant 

  


We are delighted to introduce to you our latest wellbeing activity, our new fortnightly Wellbeing Walking Group in Torquay. On route we will be taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, which includes a stroll through Tessier Gardens, St Marychurch Precinct and along the beautiful Babbacombe Downs.

Increasing our activity levels and connecting with others can be a key strategy in lifting mood and reducing anxiety. Joining a walking group can be a wonderful way to start, one step at a time!

Walk Details:

Where?The walk Starts at Cary Park Tennis Club, Cary Ave, Torquay TQ1 3QT.   We meet at the Clubhouse next to the courts.

When: Every other Friday. Our first walk of 2024 will be on the 5th January and fortnightly thereafter. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO WALK ON THE 29th MARCH as it's Good Friday.  

Meet at 2pm. Depart: 2.15pm. Finishes: approx. 3.15pm*

PLEASE NOTE: MEETING TIMES HAVE CHANGED TO 2PM (from the 10.11.23 onwards) with a 2.15 PM start, to accommodate for the clocks going back and reduced light in the afternoons.   

Walk Difficulty: Easy (flat, with only a few minor inclines and declines. Paved paths and lowered curbs at crossing points). Toilet facilities and refreshment outlets available on the route.

Distance: Approx 2.2 miles

If you come along for a walk with us it will also give you the opportunity to have a chat about how you are feeling, and to discuss our range of wellbeing groups, courses, workshops and activities provided by BeWell@StepOne.

Registering for the walk

Pre-registration for the walk is advised, as this will help us get an idea of the numbers to expect, and allow us to notify you of any cancellations due to weather or Walk Leader holiday/illness etc. (Pre-Registration is not a pre-requisite however, and we can help you to register you on attending, so you can just turn up on the day).  

Further recommendations and walk information:

Please remember to bring suitable footwear and clothing. We walk at a gentle pace allowing us to be as accessible as possible for all abilities and will do our best to pace the walk to the needs of our slowest walker where at all possible.

If you do have any physical health conditions that would be adversely impacted by gentle to moderate walking, then please check with your GP before participating. Please also bring a completed ICE card with you in case of emergency.

We look forward to welcoming you. 


Walk Route             



THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

This new wellbeing walk has been made possible thanks to the support of: Step One, Torbay on the Move (Torbay Council), Cary Park Tennis Club and Torquay United Supporters Trust, Ramblers Wellbeing Walks and Active Devon)   


This remote peer support group encourages self-help strategies to support your wellbeing, whilst meeting like-minded people. Open to all! We are a friendly bunch and use feedback to shape each weekly session.

Sessions run every Tuesday, 2pm to 4pm, online via Zoom.


Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm 

This online peer support group encourages self-help strategies to support your wellbeing and help understand and reduce the impacts of anxiety on day-to-day lives. It provides the opportunity for some peer support through meeting and sharing with like-minded people facing similar challenges. Open to all! We are a friendly bunch and use feedback to shape each weekly session.

Sessions run every Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm online via Zoom