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Health Promotion Devon




NHS choices

Main NHS website

(NHS Choices)

NHS Choices is a health information site which includes a carers section and info on lots of projects including '5 a day’, the  Change4Life programme, Gosmokefree, mental wellbeing and ‘Sex, Worth Talking About’. This is now the main government health site for public access and is very interactive.  Use the search box for any query including about your medicines


Smokefree NHS


Free, proven support for you!

Millions have used Smokefree support to help them stop smoking. Choose from an app, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance.




Resources in Devon



Pinpoint - Community Services in Devon

A Directory of local information. Search for details of organisations and resources in Devon by area




Healthy Lifestyle and Wellbeing


Health Promotion Devon

Health Promotion Devon

Devon’s health promotion team works with community organisations to support the improvement of health and wellbeing. We provide accredited and nationally recognised training such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Royal Society of Public Health courses.  We can also provide bespoke courses to meet organisation requirements including motivational interviewing, 5 ways to Wellbeing, making every contact count and confident conversations (raising the issue of health).


HPD Website

Tel: 01884 836026


Walking for health

Walking for Health

A joint initiative between Ramblers UK and Macmillan Cancer Support which lists local health walks you can join whatever your level of fitness.



Tel: 020 7339 8541





PHE Alcohol Learning Resources

Drink Aware

EDP - Engaging people in positive change

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Addaction is a UK based drug & alcohol treatment charity including drug information, parent section, publications and links.

Alcohol Learning Centre - go to elearning section for tier 1 briefadvice training

Drinkaware gives facts and tools for alcohol awareness

EDP works with people with drug and alcohol problems across Devon and Dorset

Single point of referral for Devon through multiple access. GP, Agency & self referrals accepted.


Client referral


08451 302605
01392 431588

Email Addaction
Alcohol Learning Centre



Patient Advice and Liaison Service

Helps patients, their families and carers where there are concerns, questions, queries or suggestions about local health services including dentists, pharmacies and opticians. 


0845 1110080
01271 314090



British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Partners with the Department of Health to provide support for healthy eating, stress management etc. Booklets are available by order. Some resources available for healthcare professionals and other people who work on heart health issues.

Helpline: 0300 330 3311


Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK

Partner charity to raise awareness informs and support people about diabetes. Some very useful free resources available on this website.

Tel: 0345 123 2399




Food Standards Agency

Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is now focussing on safer food and continues to regulate the food industry and enforce standards


Consensus Action on Health & Salt

Action on Salt

CASH (Consensus Action on Salt & Health) is a group of specialists concerrned with salt and it's effects on health. Some resources on this website are free to order



Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Leading the world in finding ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all cancers


mind - for better mental health

When does your mental health become a problem?

Mental Health Links

Mind - the mental health charity

BBC website mental health information

BBC Website



Depression and Anxiety Service

Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS)

One in four people will experience anxiety or low mood at some point during their life. You’re not alone, there is help available.

DAS are a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service, offering effective treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which can help you get your life back on track.


DAS Website

 One small step


Whether you're looking to quit smoking, lose weight, become more active or reduce your alcohol intake, OneSmallStep is a tailored service for the people of Devon.




Health and Wellbeing for Carers


Devon Carers

Devon Carers 

Single point of access for all carers. Provides information and support for carers living in (or caring for someone living in) the DCC area.

Services provided include:

  • Carer Alert Card 


03456 434 435

Mon-Fri 8am -6pm
Sat 9am - 1pm





Devon Social Care & Health

Devon Social Care & Health

First point of contact for all new social care requests. Anyone can contact Care Direct via this number. (There is a separate number for professional staff eg GPs to contact Care Direct Plus)


Factsheets on all services provided by Adult & Community Services are available to download from 

Refer to DCC Social Care for Adults



0845 155 1007


Link to website




Devon Social Care & Health

Safe at Home Scheme / Devon Care and Repair

Devon Care & Repair is a service provided Devon and Cornwall Housing Association Ltd (DCHA) and funded by the Devon Supporting People partnership, which offers housing-related support services. This service is now called Devon Safe at Home.


Link to Safe at Home scheme

Link to Devon Care and Repair




Devon Social Care & Health

Community Mentoring Service

Community Mentoring is a personally tailored, goal oriented service (in this case for people aged 50 and over*) aimed at tackling the social isolation, and consequent exclusion which frequently follow common events in later life, such as bereavement, illness or disability. Mentors work in a range of ways to enable older people to improve their independence and enjoyment of life 


Contact via Care Direct


0845 155 1007


Devon Cares

Devon Cares

Devon Cares is a completely new approach to domiciliary care in northern and mid Devon, which brings together care providers and gives them the backing of the NHS.


St John's Ambulance

St John's Ambulance Carers Support Programme

A free, half day course, over four weeks for adults who care for adults. Subjects covered include safer moving and handling, first aid, falls prevention, continence issues, stress management and coping with dementia. Lunch and a resource pack are provided free.


For more information or to book a place contact:

01392 822646




Looking After Me
(part of EPP) 

Free, six week courses for carers who look after someone with a long-term health condition or disability. Aims to help carers take more control of the situation and make a difference to their own lives. 


0800 988 5560

01925 320000

Link to website

Other Links


Devon County Council

Devon County Council

There are links here to health and social care including for Care Direct, Carers Link, Devon Care and Repair service, Factsheets on many areas of support for older people etc. 

Quite a few free resources to order – browse by topic


Sex Worth Talking About

Sex Worth Talking About

Straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health






Devon Community Interpreting and Translation Service

BME Community Directory

Info for Black Miority and Ethnic groups


Link to PDF document


No Recourse to Public Funds

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

Supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence who have NRPF

NRPF emergency fund application form


NRPF Network

Link to PDF application form

Devon Grapevine & Olive Tree


Website for people from different cultures living in Devon



Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council

Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC)

An independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth & Devon to promote equality of opportunity and to eliminate racial discrimination.


Link to website


Babcock LDP

Ethnic Minority Acheivement Service (EMAS)

A friendly team of advisory teachers and bilingual support workers providing the first point of contact for schools with ethnic minority pupils.


Link to website


Useful Websites for practitioners and service users


Race for Health

Race for Health

NHS based programme to drive forward improvements in health for people from BME backgrounds

 The Afiya Trust

The Afiya Trust

A charity organisation working to reduce inequalities in health and social care provision for people from diverse communities


The Equality and Diversity Forum

The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF)

A national network of equality and human rights organisations


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