Mental Health Matters

Resources to help you look after your mind and body 


Are you interested in … Mental Health Matters – in Bradninch and Hele?

If so, please consider joining the growing informal interest group hosted by Bradninch Together in partnership with the Town Council and Network Rail – see below.

So much in our lives is dependent on good mental health and many things become difficult when we are struggling. Our Town has been touched by the tragedies at the Hele Crossing and other adversities and our aim is to see what we can do to cultivate care in our community - Together.

It is very difficult at present to arrange a meeting so as a beginning, we would like to invite any and all to join an online Mental Health Matters interest group.

This will enable us to share useful information, suggest links with available supports and local resources and invite you to participate in helping us choose what opportunities to bring to the Town. For example, we anticipate being able to invite people to Mental Health First Aid and suicide awareness training and other educational and personal supports for health, resilience and recovery. Your interest, concerns and questions will shape what is valued and sought for the Town.

There are no fees or expectations and you can leave the group any time.

If you are interested to know more and join in please let us know at

We will also be posting an open invitation to join a zoom based conversation / consultation chaired by Anthony Richards to give space for us to discuss these matters together … all are welcome either to sit in and listen or participate as you wish.


All good wishes

Glenn Roberts, Sophie West and Kate Beith

for BradTog MHM

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HELPING YOURSELF AND SUPPORTING OTHERS There’s a good deal we can do to look after our own mental health and support others – even if we feel that we lack skills and confidence.  Click here to find out how to look after your own mental health and to support others. You will find a range of support services and resources.

5 DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE Devon County Council wants to help people look after their wellbeing and mental health during this second national lockdown. Click here to find out more about  the 5-day Mindfulness Challenge. 

DEVON RECOVERY LEARNING COMMUNITY The DRLC provides a lively and interactive online platform that includes live webinars, links, library resources, and activities; it also offers in-person courses, outdoor activities, and runs a weekly drop-in and lending library of recovery resources that is open every Wednesday in Exeter


IT'S SAFE TO TALK ABOUT SUICIDE Click here to read the latest article from BradTog MHM and the services of the Samaritans.


WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS Click here to find out more about the benefits of walking .

5 WAYS TO WELLBEING Click here to read this simple but effective guide. 

RECOVERY STORIES Click here to find out more about stories of personal recovery that sit at the heart of what has come to be known as the mental health recovery movement.

SUPPORT DURING THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD Click here to find where you can can turn to if you would like or need to find some personal support.

Mental Health Matters: A new year, a new hope?

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: A NEW YEAR, A NEW HOPE Click here to find out more about the positive impact of poetry on mental health and wellbeing.

RESTORING LOST CONNECTIONS Click here to find out more about the importance of maintaining healthy connections during Lockdown.

BEING GOOD ENOUGH Click here to read the article by Becky Hardwick on the struggles that many of us have with not being 'good enough'. 

SO WHAT CAN WE DO? Click here to read more about how we can be  active in cultivating mental health for ourselves and others.

ZOOMING ALONG TOGETHER: Click here to read more about how online chatting unearths as many opportunities as frustrations.

CULTIVATING CARE IN THE FARMING COMMUNITY Click here to read more about the projects taking place and the resources available to support positive mental health in our farming community.

LEARNING TO LISTEN Click here to find out more about the Samaritans' approach to listening.

MEN: IT'S OK TO TALK Click here to find out more about Andy's Men Clubs

SUICIDE AWARENESS Click here to read more about this topic

LISTENING TO " A LETTER OF HOPE' Click here to read a letter written by a group of people in Devon who knew was it was like to come close to suicide but survived. They came together to share their experience and write a letter of hope to others.

Bradninch Together 2020