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A survival guide for parents

A survival guide for parents

Our families are an integral part of the recovery journey. Parenting has never been more challenging. The pandemic has forced our children to adapt rapidly to the circumstances: home-schooling, losing contact with friends, peers and extended family, long days indoors,...

Can you tell if someone is struggling?

Can you tell if someone is struggling?

The BBC website is offering an excellent tool to check if we would be able to spot the signs on depression or anxiety in someone else. The two scenarios will guide you step by step, asking you how you would respond to a friend or a colleague not being their usual...

Step into Nature

Step into Nature

Mental Health Awareness week is approaching and this year we are focussing on Nature! As the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation explains, "Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental...

Activities at Haldon Forest

Activities at Haldon Forest

Fancy a challenge this spring? Are you itching to get more time outdoors after so many months of restrictions and national lockdowns? Partnering with Active Devon’s Connecting Actively with Nature (C.A.N), Haldon Forest Park is offering free activity classes for...

Meaningful May

Meaningful May

We love the new Action for Happiness calendar. This month the actions on the calendar are all about finding purpose, meaning, and being connected to something bigger than ourselves. Fancy taking on a challenge? Download the calendar!

Recovery Devon and WriteWell

Recovery Devon and WriteWell

Our friends at Recovery Devon have started an exciting new partnership. Have you always wondered whether writing could help you de-stress and boost your positivity? Or are you already a dedicated diarist and poet? Whether you’ve never picked up a pen, or can’t travel...

Debunking Myths: Naloxone

Debunking Myths: Naloxone

An important post by Anya Aggarwal published on Talking Drugs The recent naloxone and overdose awareness campaign launched in the UK has stimulated an important conversation amongst many: what is naloxone? Though patented back in 1961, it is only now, in the...

News from ECI

News from ECI

Our friends at Exeter Community Initiatives have been a fundamental point of reference throughout the lockdown. Now that restrictions are lifting, they are busy resuming activities and organising new ones. Below are only a few. Check ECI's website for more...

Let’s get a test!

Let’s get a test!

Did you know that you can get a Covid-19 test even if you don't have any symptoms? From Friday 9 April, everyone in England is encouraged to take a free rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) test twice a week. Alongside vaccine rollout, regular testing is at the heart of plans...

The first step

The first step

What was your first step into recovery? Did you open up with a loved one? Did you speak to a professional? Maybe you looked for a support group? Whatever the shape of your first step, it was probably difficult, challenging, frightening even. If you are stable in your...

Become a Recovery Coach

Become a Recovery Coach

EDP has an exciting new opportunity for volunteers in the Devon area. If you are in stable recovery you could become an accredited Recovery Coach. As a Recovery Coach you will become part of a team providing 1-1 coaching, advice and signposting to people going through...

Free digital skills training

Free digital skills training

People in Exeter who feel they are being left behind with all things ‘digital’ can take advantage of free online learning. Exeter City Council has joined forces with digital skills experts Cosmic to offer up a series of free bite-sized webinars. Anyone across the city...