Action East Devon

Action East Devon is a values based, local charity working with young people and their families across East Devon, to create the services and support they need to live happier and healthier lives.

We run mental health and wellbeing support projects and deliver services, working with partner organisations, young people and their families. Focusing on a needs-led service delivery model, we aim to support those with better access and a better variety of services to enable them to be as healthy as they can be.

We are passionate about mental health and wellbeing support at a local level. Our collaborative network continues to grow as we look to developing solutions that support and promote the health and wellbeing of our local population, in response to the demands of a changing health and social care landscape.

Our Services
Action East Devon’s young people and families wellbeing service provides a variety of friendly, non-clinical spaces and programmes for young people and their families who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues.

We believe that all young people have a right to access a variety of mental health and wellbeing programmes that support them as individuals, these include;
Fortnightly facilitated peer support sessions for young people aged between 13 to 24 years (Headlight)
Access to 1-2-1 support with a professional in a non-clinical setting
School based support
Information, signposting, advice and advocacy on mental health and wellbeing related issues to young people and their families by telephone, email and face to face.

Who we work with
At Action East Devon we work with community and voluntary groups across the district and we set a high value on our place in the local community.

We collaborate with people who share our commitment to working with East Devon’s diverse population to identify their needs and help them develop their own solutions. We have a strong track record of working in partnership with stakeholders across the voluntary and public sector in our local area. We sit on the Local Care Partnership (Eastern) steering group for children and young people’s wellbeing along with the steering group for the Wellbeing & Health Action Team (WHAT) to ensure the voice of our service users is heard throughout the sector.

Service access criteria: Mental Health support for young people aged 13-25
Activities for children and young people
Advice for young people
Mental health support
Family support groups and organisations
Mental health
Youth support
Additional needs catered for:
Waiting list (weeks): 0
Key words - separate with a comma: Mental health support for young people, Peer support group sessions, 1-2-1, colleges, schools, discovery days, workshops, training