Support us.

Your support helps people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, and neurodiversity across Devon to reach their potential and live a fulfilling life.

Why support Step One Charity?

Whether you donate your time, money, or voice, you’re helping us to empower people in our local community to live full and meaningful lives. Your support makes a real difference.

Every pound you donate allows us to offer a rich and fulfilling service by providing a variety of life-enhancing activities and tools, such as specialist equipment, redecorating wards, providing sensory items that can help calm anxious patients, day trips for those we support in the community, and providing vital mental health support through our self-referral BeWell@StepOne programme.

No matter how you choose to support Step One, we are grateful for your help.

Donate online

An easy way to support us is by making a donation via the donate button below.

Here, you can make a one-off payment, set up a monthly donation or pay us any money you have raised through offline fundraising activities.

Ways to support Step One

We rely on the support of our donors, volunteers, advocates and fundraisers to continue to provide our vital services. Here’s how you can support our life-changing work.

Fundraise for us

Take on a challenge

Leave a gift in your will

Nominate us for Charity of the Year

Fundraise at work

Donate when you shop online

Charity skydive for Step One in Devon

Fundraise for us

From community bake sales to epic hiking adventures, your fundraising efforts will help us to prevent people falling into a mental health crisis. Last year, we provided support to 724 people, and with your help, we can reach even more.

Take on a challenge

Whether it’s leaping from the sky with a thrilling skydive or conquering a half marathon, explore our exciting charity challenge events or share your unique ideas with us.

Leave a gift in your will

Your legacy gift will help us to continue providing our vital services, such as rehabilitation in our independent hospital, one-to-one support in the community, and peer support groups through our BeWell@StepOne project. No matter how much you choose to leave, your gift will make a real difference.

Charity of the Year

By nominating Step One as your Charity of the Year, you can help us to provide the vital support that people in Devon need to live mentally healthy lives. We can work with you to create a bespoke calendar of events that will inspire, engage, and educate your team. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support each other.

Fundraise at work

Workplace fundraising is a win-win for everyone involved: employees get to support a cause they care about, employers get to build a stronger team, and the community benefits from the funds raised!

Donate when you shop online

Support us through shopping! Start your shop from the easyfundraising website or app and raise donations for free, without any extra cost to you. Simply create an easyfundraising account, select your chosen charity, add the donation reminder to your browser and enjoy shopping and raising donations online – simple!

How your fundraising helps

One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Your fundraising efforts help us to provide essential mental health support to adults over 18 in Devon. This includes preventing crises, offering support to those who don’t know where to turn, and providing creative and wellbeing activities.

Your support could help to make sure that our essential services remain available to those who need them most.


could fund an online course or workshop on managing stress and anxiety. This could teach people the skills and knowledge to manage their stress and anxiety levels and improve their overall wellbeing.


could fund an in-person peer support session or activity with our wellbeing practitioners for people struggling with mental health, providing them with a safe space to share their experiences and learn from others.


could fund a series of online workshops that empower people with the tools to manage their mental health effectively.


could fund an entire month of in-person peer support groups, promoting a sense of belonging and understanding for those facing mental health challenges.

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