Activities and Groups




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Open Minds:

A peer support group for people who see, hear or sense things other people don’t (sometimes labelled ‘psychosis’).

For chat, coffee, support, sharing ideas and general discussion at the Bridge Collective.

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Underground Sound:

The project is run as a drop-in centre with an emphasis on music and other arts. We have a range of musical instruments including guitars and electric drums as well as decks, amplifiers, and a selection of CDs and records. There is a large comfortable room (The Crow’s Nest) that is reserved for Underground Sound participants on Friday afternoons. There are coffee making facilities available. The project is aimed for people who are within the age range 18 – 30 years old who are experiencing or have experienced mental health difficulties as well as their friends and other younger people who have an interest in mental health issues. The project provides opportunities for individuals to benefit from being part of a group, from learning new skills and from being creative using musical expression. It also helps to develop and build upon existing talents, learning from others and forming friendships which extend outside of the project. Every Friday afternoon at the Bridge from 1pm to 4pm (see What’s On for current dates).

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the greenwood project

This Project provides access to the physical and mental health benefits of being in woodland and other outdoor environments. It also provides a chance to learn about traditional woodland crafts. We find that making meals and cooking on our own fire in a woodland clearing, telling stories and making music under the stars and making things by hand from natural materials we collect ourselves, all allow us to see and experience life in a new healing way. It helps us to appreciate and fully value the natural world. We meet in a number of venues around the Devon countryside and in Exeter.

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Womens Arts Group:

These art sessions aim to give women some much needed personal space and an opportunity to explore their own artistic ideas. The group has a real sense of community and a relaxed creative atmosphere. The group meets in blocks of 6 sessions on a Monday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. (see What’s On for current dates)

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Thursdays 12 noon – 4pm on the first Thursday of the month

On the afternoon of the first Thursday of the month you can just drop into the Bridge Collective between 12noon and 4pm to find out about the Bridge Collective. No prior appointment or registration is needed. Sometimes we have meetings and events on Thursdays which are welcome for anyone to join.

January 2017 update: We are looking at what our resources are – people, time and money – and reassessing how the Bridge Community can thrive best with what we have. One consequence of this is that the Bridge Open Day has become the monthly Bridge Open Afternoon and will only be happening on the first Thursday of the month. This will give us the time and space to get together and work on our visions for the future. Everyone is welcome to participate in this process and have a say in what we do. See What’s On for currents dates of planning together.

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Discussion Group:

This group meets once a month at the Bridge (currently on a break). We discuss a variety of perspectives on issues such as freedom, boundaries, knowledge, conflict and community. We also try to make sense of how we think the way we do. Get together with others to share views and enjoy different viewpoints. No pressure to speak – come to listen too. Come for all or part and arrive and go as you wish.

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First Saturday of Every month 12.30 – 2.30

Born out of Rainbowmind. An informal and friendly group for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans people affected by mental health issues.
Feel free to drop in and have a cuppa

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Experts by Experience

Monthly meeting the first Thursday of the month 12.15 – 2pm
All welcome to find out more.
Feel free to arrive from 12 noon for a cuppa before we start.

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For more information please feel very welcome to come visit us




Phone: 01392 433358

Also more info on other events coming up can be found on the What’s On and Events pages

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Mental health and Wellbeing Exeter Devon