Action East Devon are a local wellbeing and mental health charity based in East Devon.
We are a service delivery charity and focus our work on young people's mental health and wellbeing.
Our Headlight service delivers a mixture of peer support and facilitated group work along with 121 support to benefit young people’s mental wellbeing and reduce mental ill health. Our peer-support provision (for 13-25) consists of two current service areas; Axminster and Ottery St Mary. These sessions offer an opportunity for young people to meet others experiencing similar issues in a safe, non-clinical and relaxed environment as well as a programme of activities and workshops that give tools and techniques for supporting emotional wellbeing, improving resilience, and building confidence and self-esteem.
AED also deliver focused 121 support at school currently based at Sidmouth College and Honiton Community college for 13-18 year olds.
Along with these services AED support families and runs workshops in the community on mental health awareness and support and offers professional training opportunities.
Headlight works with approx. 50 families a year developing personalised wellbeing plans and support.
We receive no central funding and are funded purely by grants and donations.