An insight into our H.O.P.E course

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BeWell@StepOne course spotlight:
H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Problems Effectively

We understand that people can be nervous about joining online groups and discussing mental health issues. So, we’ve put together a course spotlight to make things a little easier when you’re deciding which of our courses will be best for you.

About BeWell@StepOne’s Understanding Depression course

The H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Problems Effectively) course, developed by Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust, is a 6-week online course aimed to help people manage better with long-term health conditions. This course will help you in focusing on yourself as a person rather than a long-term condition. It helps you in discovering new strengths and rediscovering old ones in order to maintain your wellness. It attempts to increase your self-esteem confidence and resilience, as well as helping you manage with your condition more emotionally, mentally, and practically.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed specifically for people who feel overwhelmed with their health issues or who are not so good at self-management. If you wish to bring along a friend, family member, or a carer for support, please do.

What does the course aim to achieve?

Over the six weeks of this course, you will work with trained facilitators to build your confidence and learn ways to help you better manage your long-term condition by:

  • Being capable of offering support and sharing your experiences with others in order to feel less alone.
  • Feeling at ease and confident in your ability to recognise and develop your own potential for happiness.
  • Increasing your ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Discovering new relaxation techniques.
  • Improving your self-management and overall quality of life by applying the techniques you learned in the course.

What is the key takeaway from this course?

Your long-term health condition does not define who you are.

What our participants say

“Thank you for running this course. It’s greatly appreciated that you have taken the time to run such a helpful and constructive course that will help me in managing my bipolar symptoms each day. After being unwell for over a year I am returning to work soon, and what you have taught us will help me in managing my condition as I return to health. Thank you again.”

“Thank you for a fantastic course and for helping me moving forwards – I hope to be a future Step One Courses and Cafes. Thank you for all your do. It makes a huge difference.”

What else does BeWell@StepOne offer?

BeWell@StepOne is a mental health and wellbeing support service offered by Step One Charity, available via self-referral. The aim of this service is to help people across Devon manage their own mental health and support others in their communities.

We provide group-based support to as many people as possible across the county through our online workshops, in-person courses, support groups, activities and learning opportunities.

All of our sessions are free and run by professional, qualified, and supportive wellbeing practitioners with lived experience of mental health conditions.

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