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Making healthy choices about FOOD is important for our mental health!!

Making healthy choices about FOOD is important for our mental health!!

Some food for thought...  Food really can improve our mood! It is important to remember that what we put in our body not only affects our physical health but also affects our mental health!  Mind have released an important video to help us make healthy choices about the food we eat for the benefit of our mental health!! Mind says that 'If your blood sugar drops you might feel tired, irritable and depressed' This doesn't mean we should be eating sugary foods all the time to help boost our sugar levels! But actually, we should be eating healthy, nutritious food that releases energy slowly. The…

Time Talk Day Animation!

Time Talk Day Animation!

We are supporting Time To Talk Day on the 2nd February. Watch the animation below to find out how you can get involved and help to break down the stigma attached to mental health.   

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! It has been an amazing year for us here at Young Devon and we are proud of everything we have achieved. It has... More►

Well Done and Best wishes to hannah As you may be aware Hannah Matson will be finishing her apprenticeship with Young Devon today. For the ... More►

ME, MYSELF & NCS

ME, MYSELF & NCS

Honestly, the thought of two weeks of a residential with complete and utter strangers was terrifying. I lost sleep over it, lost my appetite and even considered cancelling my place on the course- to the point where I was dialing Young Devon to do so. My mum managed to convince me to not give up on it before I’d tried- I was only going to be about two hours away and if it came to it, she could come and get me and I could forget the whole thing was even meant to happen. With this in mind, I turned up at the pick up point and nervously waited in line to get into the coach. Fast forward four weeks…

" This is youth work” workshop "This is youth work”  workshop: Telling and Sharing Stories of Practice - University of St Mark &... More►

End of an era for volunteer

End of an era for volunteer

Shaun has been a Volunteer Counsellor with Young Devon for five years and is a much valued and respected member of the team.  Lara states “his dedication to the work and his love for the job is always very clear. His warmth and empathy help him to develop great relationships with young people".  The Barnstaple Team are all going to miss Shaun, his insightfulness, his natural approach and his sense of humour!

This works for me! Just gone onto the Young Devon webpage and it looks great. Going to get into the habit of turning it on each day, first thing... More►

Team 10 Wolborugh court community project. As part of the Prince's Trust team programme we were tasked with coming up witth an idea for our cummunity... More►

Princes Trust Team Programme recruiting now.

Princes Trust Team Programme recruiting now.

    Young Devon is proud to announce it is now recruiting for it latest Princes Trust Team programme. The Princes Trust Team is a nationally recognized programme and qualification and is aimed at those Young People wanting to gain employment or move on to higher level training.  The qualification draws on leaderships and team work skills to complete a program that includes an outdoor residential, planning, designing and running their own community projects, work experience placements with local employers and hands on support in building CV’s, personal statements and competitive applications…

Get ready for the Summer of '15 - NCS style! My summer of NCS was one I won’tbe forgetting in a hurry; full of friends, fun and most of all freedom. Having... More►

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