Mental Health Courses

Accessing Evidence Based Psychological Therapies – AccEPT

Accessing Evidence Based Psychological Therapies – AccEPT based at Exeter University is a psychological therapies service for adults in Devon who have mood disorders such as depression.

They are now accepting self-referrals from within the Exeter, Mid Devon and East Devon regions. They also accept referrals from North Devon for their Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group. Referrals are made via Depression and Anxiety Services, GPs and the local Mental Health Assessment Teams.

Due to the current pandemic they are currently running online groups for people in Devon with a focus on maintaining wellbeing during Covid 19 pandemic.

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Devon Learning Recovery Community

Providing online courses for people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, their family and friends, and the professionals who support them.

Their courses are for the benefit of people who wish to learn and to live well. You do not have to be using mental health services to access their courses.

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E-Learning For Healthcare

A free online resource to support the vital care that unpaid carers provide. The e-learning will help you take care of yourself and carry out your day to day caring role.

Their online courses are for anyone who provides care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem or other health and care needs.

Bespoke bite-sized e-learning sessions for carers, developed with expert advice from Carers UK, with links to organisations offering more advice on topics relevant to that session.

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HOPE Course (Help overcoming problems effectively)

Do you want to enhance your resilience through these difficult times, rediscover strengths and increase your ability to cope?

Managing a long term illness (whether it be your physical or mental health) can be stressful, tiring and incredibly lonely at the best of times. If you’re currently self-isolating in Torbay and South Devon and trying to cope, let us introduce you to the 16 week Virtual Digital HOPE Programme (uses MS Teams).

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Lighthearts UK

Lighthearts UK

This course provides free mental health resources & support by showing you how to keep on top of your stress, anxiety or depression.

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Social Care Institute for Excellence

Social Care Institute for Excellence provide helpful video-based resources designed to help people look after someone safely at home. This resource will help you care for people in any situation, although this resource may be particularly useful if you are supporting someone during the COVID-19 crisis.

Each section has a set of videos designed to give you and the person you care for practical and relevant information to support you day to day including: how to help manage certain conditions and provide support for the people you are caring for.

There is no set order you need to go through these topics, and some may not apply to your specific situation but you can learn at your own pace and choose whichever is relevant to you.

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Step One Charity

Step One Charity work with a diverse range of people who may have a mental health issue and/or a hidden disability such as an autism spectrum condition. As well as supporting individuals, their BeWell@StepOne project aims to support communities and businesses to understand and support their own, and other’s mental health and wellbeing through online and face-to-face learning opportunities and supportive groups.

They offer an online course which aims to help individuals to understand and support their own and other’s mental health and wellbeing. Small online groups cover topics including resilience, self-harm, OCD and Wellbeing for Carers.

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Virtual College

The Virtual College provides a range of training for anyone who wants to enrol. Some courses are FREE to enrol and some you will pay for.

For both free and paid for courses you will need to register to make an account.

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