HOPE for people in Devon – What is the HOPE Course?

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Developed by Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust, The Help Overcoming Problems Effectively (HOPE) programme is a free course that supports individuals in managing their health, wellbeing, and long-term health conditions. The programme also aims to boost self-confidence and resilience, enabling participants to cope better emotionally, psychologically, and practically with their conditions.

In Devon, the course is delivered in 3 ways: in-person, virtually online using Microsoft Teams or digitally using an online platform.

What can you expect?

The programme covers a variety of topics including:

  • Mindfulness
  • Goal setting
  • Gratitude diaries
  • Stress management
  • Healthy eating
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Fatigue management

In-Person H.O.P.E

  • Available to anyone living in Devon
  • Small group (8 – 20 people)
  • In person course (set venue, dates & times)
  • Commitment of 2.5 hours per week for 6 weeks (times and duration of the course may differ)
  • Delivered by at least 2 facilitators

Virtual H.O.P.E

  • Available to anyone living in Devon
  • Small group (6 – 15 people)
  • Delivered online using Microsoft Teams
  • Live course (set dates & times)
  • Can only access course at set times
  • Commitment of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks (times and duration of the course may differ)
  • Delivered by at least 2 facilitators
  • Live communication using audio and webcam
  • Book on to Step One Charity’s next H.O.P.E course

Digital H.O.P.E

Available to anyone living in the South West of England
Delivered online via iHOPE
Self-Paced over 6 weeks
Access 24/7 for the 6 weeks
Recommended commitment of 2 hours per week
Delivered by at least 2 facilitators
Online chat, group forums, private messaging
Option to upload media

Why are the courses different?

To help participants get the best out of the programme, you will notice that courses are designed around a specific condition or group of people. For example, people living with chronic pain or parents with young children.

How do I book a free course?

For information on all available courses please contact the H.O.P.E coordinator on:

Phone: 01803 320600
Email: hope.devon@nhs.net
Website: myhealth@devon.nhs.uk

Booking a free course with Step One Charity

Step One Charity’s upcoming  6-week online HOPE for Anxiety and Depression courses:

  • Start date: Wednesday 2nd August 2023
    9th August 2023
    16th August 2023
    23rd August 2023
    30th August 2023
    6th September 2023
    Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Venue: Online
    This online course runs across six weekly sessions.
  • Start date: Friday 1st September 2023
    8th September 2023
    15th September 2023
    22nd September 2023
    29th September 2023
    6th October 2023
    Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
    Venue: The Log Cabin, Shekinah Grow, Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1DL
    This face-to-face course runs across six weekly sessions.

“”I cannot thank Dom and Barbara enough for helping me understand myself better. I have used the knowledge they gave me and put this into daily action to manage my own mental health.”

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