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Devon Wellbeing Hub – supporting those who support others

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News, Recovery and wellbeing on 26th July, 2022

Throughout July, the Samaritans are running their Talk To Us campaign, reminding people they are there for anyone who needs someone to listen.

At the Devon Wellbeing Hub, we want to remind you that we are also here to help those who help others. As well as being open to anyone working in healthcare, social care or the police in Devon, we also offer support for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations who deliver health or social care services. This includes both paid staff and volunteers.

Beth Fisher, Clinical and Operational Manager at the Devon Wellbeing Hub, said: “Colleagues working across health and social care services, including volunteers, give so much of their own time and energy to support others. We’re proud to be able to support them and remind them they aren’t alone.

“We know it can be hard to take time for yourself when it feels like there are so many people relying on you, but self-care isn’t selfish. Now more than ever, it’s important to look after ourselves and our own wellbeing. We’re here to help you find the next steps forward, whatever issues you are dealing with.”

The Hub is designed to be a single place where someone concerned about their wellbeing can come, unpick their needs and be supported to get to the right services quickly. Our service is free and completely confidential. We can support you with managing stress and mental wellbeing, financial worries, domestic violence and relationship issues or any other issues you’re facing with your wellbeing. We also offer support for teams, giving you and your colleagues the opportunity to think about your collective wellbeing.

We’ve received great feedback from people who have been supported by the Hub since we launched last March:

“I accessed the Wellbeing Hub hoping for some guidance and signposting about what help and support I would be able to access. The practitioner was very understanding and helpful, and talked me through my options, with consideration for my personal situation. I would definitely recommend.”

“It was very easy to access and staff were friendly and supportive. It felt a relief to be taking the first step to be getting some support.”

Get in touch

If you are struggling with any aspect of your wellbeing at all, or you lead a team who would benefit from support, find out more about how we can help you today. Please get in touch by emailing dpt.devonwellbeing@nhs.net or by calling 0300 303 5455. You can also fill out our simple referral form on the Devon Wellbeing Hub website.

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