There are local organisations and charities that run support services and groups that aim to help you get back on your feet and feel less alone.
KingsCare Wellbeing Program
Are you 50+ with one or two (or more) long term health conditions? Are you spending more time than you want at the doctors?
We are partners with the other four patient support groups in South Devon (The Wellbeing Partnership) in running a Wellbeing Programme.
We have 3 Wellbeing Coordinators whose role is to spend time with patients who would benefit from some support to think about what matters to them and how they can best make those little differences in their lives that make such a big difference to their ability to enjoy life.
Referrals made through a Health Professional.
📞 01626 357090 - David Clifford
At KingsCare our Mental Health Support Workers Briony Enright and Maggie Cleverly, run a free mental health support service which enables them to offer 1:1 practical and emotional support and advice throughout Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton. Referrals can be made through your GP.
One off signposting sessions by self-referral:
📞 01626 357090 - Briony Enright
Andys Man Club
Andy’s Man Club is a peer to peer community support group run for men by volunteers. For men experiencing stress or mental health struggles.
📅 Every Monday (except bank holidays)
⌚️ 7pm - 9pm
🏠 Coffee #1, 46 Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2ED
Carers Support Group
Do you care for a loved one who is struggling with their mental health? If you would like support, advice, and to meet others in a similar situation, please come along.
Facilitated by KingsCare and Devon Carers.
📅 4th Thursday of the month
⌚️ Between 10:00am-11.30am
🏠 Avenue Church, The Avenue, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BY
📞 01626 357090 - Briony Enright
The Womens Wellbeing Club
The Women’s Wellbeing Club is a peer to peer community support group run for women by volunteers, for women experiencing stress or mental health struggles.
📅 Every Tuesday
⌚️ From 7pm
🏠 Salvation Army Community Centre, 30-32 Union Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JS
Fight Club Talks
Fight Club Talks is a mental health illness support group as well as a combat sport club organised to help release aggression and frustration. Currently holding classes weekly in Newton Abbot.
📅 Every Friday, 5:45pm
Together As One
Together as One is a peer support group that provides regular meetings for those experiencing mental illness who might otherwise feel alone or isolated.
In our meeting place, people have the opportunity to share experiences, seek information, interact socially and make new friends.
📅 Every 3rd Thursday of Month
⌚️ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
🏠 Avenue Church, The Avenue, Newton Abbot TQ12 2BY.
Time to Talk
On the 1st Monday of each month, Kingsteignton Medical Practice will have listening volunteers available to patients who would benefit from talking to someone. Talking to someone who will not judge you or tell you what to do can be helpful. Many people report feeling much better just by sharing their thoughts and feelings.
All volunteers are trained and provided by the Samaritans. This service is entirely confidential. No record of your visit will be made by the surgery, and nothing you talk about will be shared outside the room.
You can make an appointment in the usual way or just drop in between 2-5pm.
We know it can be hard to ask for this sort of service at reception so just ask for an appointment with 'Sam' and the receptionist will point you in the right direction.
🏠 Kingsteignton Medical Practice, The Surgery, Whiteway Rd, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3HN,
⌚️ 1st Monday of each month, 2-5pm
Horsemanship for Health
Horsemanship for Health is based in the Teignbridge area of Devon.
We offer equine facilitated education and therapeutic horsemanship sessions and workshops to promote lifelong learning and healthy personal development for people of all ages. Our primary aim is to promote wisdom, wonder and well-being through innovative projects that support people to build flourishing lives.
Our professional team has a wealth of horse experience and backgrounds in education, therapeutic horsemanship and well-being coaching.
We are fully insured and all members of our team hold DBS certificates.
📞 07811 477627
📞 07968 904256
Buckland Patient Support Group
Our surgery support group was formed on 23rd August 2017 to promote the health and wellbeing of our patients by addressing their non-medical needs alongside the Buckland Surgery staff. This could be from helping someone to find an activity where they can meet other people to combat loneliness or depression or getting someone more active in a gentle way, as with our Slow Exercise groups, or to getting them advice about practical things.
Buckland support Coffee Morning; crafts, games and laughs.
📅 Every Thursday, 10-12pm
🏠 Buckland Community Centre
📞 07411 573776
H.I.T.S. Food Bank (Teignbridge-wide)
Homeless in Teignbridge Support (H.I.T.S) works with homeless people and those in crisis and need in our community, throughout Teignbridge and in the more rural areas.
There are three main types of packs we distribute:
Household crisis pack
In times of crisis and need, we can also provide baby packs, pet packs, and moving-in packs.
From 1 April 2016 we have been running the HITS Support (HITSS) Scheme, providing a small amount of credit on electric and gas meters in an emergency, emergency clothing and necessary travel for those in absolute need. Necessary travel might include a case when it is imperative that a client has to attend an important meeting, eg with Job Centre Plus or the Newton Abbot Citizens Advice Bureau.
📞 01626 906371
Young Parents Group at Newton Abbot Children's Centre
Newton Abbot Children's Centre provides a support group for mums and dads under the age of 25.
It gives young parents the opportunity to meet other young parents with their children in a safe and stimulating environment, enjoy fun activities and access support for themselves.
⌚️ Thursdays, 10am - 11.30am
📞 01626 354657
🏠 Newton Abbot Children's Centre, Coronation Road, NEWTON ABBOT
Are you feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, or that things are too much for you?
Don’t know where to turn to get mental health support?
Are your usual sources of support closed for the night?
⌚️ 6pm - 12pm
🏠 Croft Hall Medical Practice, 19 Croft Road, Torquay, TQ2 5UA
📞 07483 991848
Bravo Help and Hope Group
A Mental Health peer/social group.
Signposting for specialist help.
⌚️ Second Thursday of the month, 11:00am - 1:00pm
🏠 Passmore Edwards Centre, Market St, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ
📞 07791 004864
A Sharpham Trust project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, that is specifically designed to support mental health recovery, resilience and well-being for people aged 18+ living locally, combining mindfulness and nature connection.
Thanks to the funding, there are bursaries and funded places available for those experiencing financial hardship.
A free minibus service running from Torbay and Totnes will be provided for participants to get to Sharpham on the day of the courses.
📞 01803 731802
Wellbeing In Action
Parental Minds gives support to families who are struggling with their mental health.