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).
Tel: 01884 836026
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
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.
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.
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
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
The Food Standards Agency is now focussing on safer food and continues to regulate the food industry and enforce standards
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
Leading the world in finding ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all cancers
Mental Health Links
Mind - the mental health charity
TALKWORKS (formerly Depression and Anxiety Service)
One in four people will experience anxiety or low mood at some point during their life. You’re not alone, there is help available.
TALKWORKSS 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.
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.
Families in Grief
Families in Grief supports children, young people and their families who have experienced the death of someone close to them.