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MINDFRIENDS (Exeter)
Community, Self-Help and Self-Referral Options for people with mental health concerns in Exeter, Devon, UK

Discussion Forum

EXETER SOCIAL ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP

This group was in the process of starting up in January 2005. Please check the MindFriends forum (link above) or the Social Anxiety UK forums (link below) for more details or email exetersasg@hartsweb.co.uk

Social Anxiety UK

Anxiety Care
Info on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (provided for interest only - may not relate to the group)
JOAN OF ARC PROJECT

This project runs various self-help groups for people with mental health issues, mainly during the day in Exeter. Groups that may be running cover: voice hearing, unusual beliefs, depression, manic depression. Even if you don't fit into any of these categories but want a group of people to be with during the day then it is worth making contact.

59 Magdalen Street, Exeter EX2 4HY Email: voicesgroup@mindex.org.uk
MAGIC CARPET

Provides opportunities to get involved in the creative arts.

Magic Carpet


ST SIDWELLS CENTRE

Government sponsored 'Healthy Living Centre' close to the centre of Exeter. This is possibly a national pilot for a new style of community centre which aims to promote good mental and physical health and social inclusion. The emphasis is on taking steps to reduce the risk of people becoming mentally ill, and not so much on helping people who already are ill. However we think it is worth people investigating what it is about. Anybody can go in to the cafe area to have a look, but it has a catchment area for membership.

St Sidwells Centre


WorkWAYS

"WorkWAYS is an NHS service helping people with mental health difficulties in Exeter find or stay in paid or voluntary work or training. It's available to anyone living in Exeter, aged 18-65 who has discussed their mental health with their GP. Also supports employers, learning and work organisations, carers, health and social care professionals."

WorkWAYS (with links to other mental health contacts around Devon)

FIRST STEP PROJECT

The First Step Project (also Safe Hands and Lend a Hand) are services within Exeter Volunteer Bureau which provide extra help to people with mental health problems to become involved in voluntary work. Maybe best contacted via Workways

First Step Project


DEPRESSION & ANXIETY SUPPORT SERVICE

This service run from Exmouth hospital gives support for people suffering from depression and anxiety. There is a drop-in counselling service available on Fridays 12-2pm at Wat Tyler House (The Volunteer Bureau) in Exeter, and also a similar service in Exmouth. There is also a newsletter for those that join up.

Exeter Helpline: 01392 259993

DASS, Exmouth Hospital, Claremont Grove, Exmouth Tel: 01395 279684
IN TOUCH YOUTH COUNSELLING SERVICE

Free counselling service for young people aged 13 to 25.

In Touch Youth Counselling


PALACE GATE COUNSELLING SERVICE

Low cost counselling service.

Palace Gate Counselling Services - 3, Palace Gate, Exeter, Devon EX1 1JA Tel: 01392 205804

MARGARET JACKSON CENTRE

Low cost counselling service and a specialist bookshop.

Margaret Jackson Centre

PRIVATE COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

There are a good number of private counsellors and therapists in Exeter.
Check the Yellow Pages under Counselling & Advice.