New Leaf is part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s Vocational Rehabilitation Service.

Our service has been developed from delivering many years of therapy, training and supported employment to adults living with a mental health condition who are working towards paid employment now or in the future.

Set in a rural environment near Exeter overlooking Exminster and the Exe Estuary. New Leaf offers an opportunity for people to test themselves outside a medical environment, and develop themselves as a "person not a patient" within its different businesses.

But it’s not so much the activity itself - it’s also about recognising the value of occupation in aiding recovery.

By attending you will be:

  • Doing a meaningful and productive activity
  • Re-building self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Developing communication from being with other people
  • Improving work stamina
  • Getting back into a routine
  • Realising a sense of purpose and building structure into a day
  • Improving physical and mental well-being
  • Gaining transferable skills
  • Making steps toward paid employment

New Leaf nursery, selling plants and woodwork is currently open to the public from 11am-2pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

New Leaf awarded the "Most Innovative NHS Forest Site" by The Centre For Sustainable Healthcare.





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There is something special about New Leaf. All the staff are just so supportive and nurturing in terms of your own recovery. But for me essentially it was during my time there, that I re-discovered my self-worth and conviction, somehting that no medication, nor artificial mind, can ever replace.


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