Cool News March - April 2015


The Cool House & Rural Cool are reopen for business.

Please see the NEW Cool House & Rural Cool Programmes for more information.

To our amazing Cool Family - Thank you everyone for your love and support. Claudia and family.

News March 2015


Wednesday 11th 10:30am - 12:30 (1st Wednesdays of the month)

Kingsbridge Cool

Peer support, information and friendship. Massage and reflexology available with Barbara. Cost: £10. Please book in advance via Cool Office. All welcome.

Where: Top Floor, Harbour House, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1JD

Contact: Cool Office

Tel: 01803 299511

Email: info@coolrecovery.org.uk


Thursday 12th 18:30am - 21:30 (2nd Thursday of the month)

PROUD2BE Social Group (Drop-In)

A friendly and welcoming monthly social group for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans+ (LGBT+) people, their friends and family members. The venue is cosy, private and accessible. At the group you will find an art & craft area, the ‘Hope Café’ serving hot and cold drinks, a variety of snacks at a reasonable prices, an ever growing LGBT+ library and a comfy chill out area with sofas, fairy lights and board games.

If you would like ot be met at the entrance call/text Jon Tel: 07752 218828.

Entry: £2

Where: Totnes Prgressive School, Victoria Street, Totnes, TQ9 5EF

Contact: Mat / Jon

Tel: 01803 861083

Email: info@proud2beproject.org

Web: www.proud2beproject.org


Wednesday 25th 10:30 - 12:30 (Last Wednesdays of the month)

South Brent Cool

Peer support, information and friendship. Massage and reflexology available with Barbara. Cost: £10. Please book in advance via Cool Office. All welcome.

Where: The Pack Horse Inn (entrance via the Stables Café), 1 Plymouth Road, South Brent, TQ10 9BH

Contact: Cool Office

Tel: 01803 299511

Email: info@coolrecovery.org.uk

News April 2015


Wednesday 1st 16:30 - 18:00

Totnes Cool

Rural Cool Gathering - Peer Support, information, friendship and find out the latest news from Cool Recovery. All welcome.

Where: The Library, Rotal Seven Stars, The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 5DD

Contact: Cool Office

Tel: 01803 299511

Email: info@coolrecovery.org.uk


Monday 6th January 13:30 - 15:30- TBC due to bank holiday (1st Mondays of the month)

Teignbridge Cool

Peer Support, information, friendship and find out the latest news from Cool Recovery. All welcome.

Where: The United Reformed Church, Dawlish Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 8TB

Contact: Cool Office

Tel: 01803 299511

Email: info@coolrecovery.org.uk


Thursday 2nd 19:00 - 21:00 (1st Thursday of the month)

Torbay Bipolar Self-Help Group Meeting

A meeting of the Torbay Bipolar Self-Help Group.

Please contact the Torbay Bipolar Self-Help group to confirm the date of the meeting.

Where: Central Church, Tor Hill Road, Torquay, TQ2 5RF

Contact: Torbay Bipolar Self-Help Group

Tel: 01803 292295

Email: torbay@bipolargroups.org.uk

Web: www.bipolar.org.uk


Wednesday 8th 10:30 - 12:30 (2nd Wednesday of the month)

Kingsbridge Cool

Peer Support, information, friendship and find out the latest news from Cool Recovery. Massage and reflexology available with Barbara. Cost: £10. Please book in advance via Cool Office. All welcome.

Where: Top Floor, Harbour House, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1JD.

Contact: Cool Office

Tel: 01803 299511

Email: info@coolrecovery.org.uk


Thursday 9th 18:30am - 21:30 (2nd Thursday of the month)

PROUD2BE Social Group (Drop-In)

A friendly and welcoming monthly social group for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans+ (LGBT+) people, their friends and family members. The venue is cosy, private and accessible. At the group you will find an art & craft area, the ‘Hope Café’ serving hot and cold drinks, a variety of snacks at a reasonable prices, an ever growing LGBT+ library and a comfy chill out area with sofas, fairy lights and board games.

If you would like ot be met at the entrance call/text Jon Tel: 07752 218828.

Entry: £2

Where: Totnes Prgressive School, Victoria Street, Totnes, TQ9 5EF

Contact: Mat / Jon

Tel: 01803 861083

Email: info@proud2beproject.org

Web: www.proud2beproject.org


Tuesday 14th 09:00 - 16:00

Multi Agency Integrated Psychological Therapies

Stakeholder Event - Organised collaboratively between South Devon & Torbay CCG, NEW Devon CCG and Devon Partnership Trust; a showcase of what's on offer, a closer look at outcome measures, lived experience and the Integrated Psychological Therapies Strategy.

Place are limited - RSVP to rachel.vanwalsum@nhs.net

Where: FInlake Health & Leisure, Barley Lane, Chudleigh, TQ13 0EJ


Wednesday 22nd 14:30 - 18:00

Totnes Cool Carers Seminar

with Chris Sullivan (Lead Clinical Pharmacist - North, South & West Devon)

An excellent opportunity to find out more about medication, effects, side-effects, latest developments and more. Next seminar for your diary - Wednesday 3rd June with Dr. Tom Cant.

Where: The Library, Royal Seven Stars, The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 5DD

Contact: Cool Recovery

Tel: 01803 299511

Email: info@coolrecovery.org.uk


Wednesday 22nd 20:00 - 00:00

Proud2Be Fundraiser Disco

Open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans+ (LGBT+) people, friends, families and supporters. (18 & over). Tickets: £7 on the door.

Volunteers to help with the please Contact: Julie / Dot | Email: volunteer@proud2beproject.org

Where: The Library, Royal Seven Stars, The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 5DD

Contact: Mat / Jon

Tel: 01803 861083

Email: info@proud2beproject.org

Web: www.proud2beproject.org


Wednesday 25th 10:30 - 12:30 (Last Wednesdays of the month)

South Brent Cool

Peer support, information and friendship. Massage and reflexology available with Barbara. Cost: £10. Please book in advance via Cool Office. All welcome.

Where: The Pack Horse Inn (entrance via the Stables Café), 1 Plymouth Road, South Brent, TQ10 9BH

Contact: Cool Office

Tel: 01803 299511

Email: info@coolrecovery.org.uk

Groups & Activities at The Cool House


The Cool House

The house has many rooms and facilities available to rent. Please contact the Cool Office for more information, rental costs and to book.

Cool Counselling & Anger Management

Counselling and anger management services. For more information and details please contact the following within your area.

In Torbay - Contact: Rhona Webb / Kate Smith | Tel: 01803 500171 | Email: therapies@coolrecovery.org.uk.

In S. Hams & Teignbridge - Contact: Nick Cape | Tel: 01548 821466

Cool MediaTech

I.T. support, website & graphic design services based at The Cool House, serving Torbay and beyond.

Contact: Ron / James | Tel: 01803 500138 | Email: info@coolmediatech.com | Web: www.coolmediatech.com

Cool Recovery Members Meeting (Last Monday of the month)

12:00 - 13:00. Information regarding Cool Recovery and planning for the next month. All members, volunteers and new members welcome.

Cool ‘Peer-Led Crusis Support Project’

A project being piloted in partnership with S. Devon & Torbay CCG. Training of volunteers is underway and working well. For more information please contact Martin / Charlotte at Cool Recovery.

Cool Peer Café (Tuesdays - starting 10th March)

17:00 - 19:00. The new Cool Peer Café needs volunteers to help run it. Please contact the Cool Office for more information and to volunteer.

‘Cool Connections’

After 19:00. A volunteer, peer information and support group. See The Cool House notice board for activities and events. For more details contact the Cool Office.

Cools own ‘Bay Walks’

From 10:30 with Phil. See The Cool House notice board for details.

Sunday Lunch ‘Peer Club’ (Sundays)

12:00 - 14:00. Help prepare, cook, serve or clean and then enjoy your lunch!

After Lunch Club

After 14:00. See The Cool House notice board for details.

Young Carers Saturday Drop-In 6yrs - 18yrs (Saturdays fortnightly from 7th March)

10:30 - 12:30 with Andrew Wright. See The Cool House notice board for poster with dates and details.

Contact: Andrew Wright | Tel: 07776 495028 | Email: andrew.wright@torbay.gov.uk

Young Adult Carers Drop-In 16yrs - 25yrs (Wednesdays fortnightly frrom 18th March)

11:00 - 15:00 with Cheryl / Dave.

Contact: Cheryl | Tel: 07825 027642 or Contact: Dave | Tel: 07825 027664 | Web: www.torbayyac.co.uk

Transfigurations (1st Wednesdays of the month)

19:00 - 21:00 with Carole Steele. A new support group for transgender and/or gender variant people, their parents, wider family and partners. Meetings take place at The Cool House.

Contact: Carole Steele | Helpline: 07476 151717 | Web: www.transfigurations.co.uk

SMART Recovery (Fridays)

14:30 - 16:00 with Sue / Dave. Self help meeting to recover from addictive behaviours.

Contact: Sue / Dave | Tel: 01803 604330

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)

10:00 - 15:30. A free course that is highly recommended. Please book with Waverley Mental Health Centre. Tel: 01803 214597

News & Information


Dart Cool (Thursdays weekly)

10:30 - 14:00 at The Clifton Room, The Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9RY. Information, peer support, friendship, activities, crafts, talks, and refreshments

Massages are available to members. Cost: £10. Please book in advance via the Cool Office. All welcome.

See the Rural Cool Programme or contact the Cool Office for details of off-site activities.

Dartmouth & District Food Bank

Tel: 07925 120024 | Email: dartmouthfoodbank@yahoo.co.uk

Devon Recovery Learning Community Courses

This includes courses such as ‘Caring & Coping’ for people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, their family, friends and the professionals who support them. See for ways to get more details.

Tel: 01392 677067 | Address: 11 - 15 Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA | Web: www.devonrlc.co.uk

South Devon & Torbay Mental Health Carers' Support


Cool Groups

Cool groups meet regularly in Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, South Brent, Teignmouth, Totnes & Torquay. For more details please see the Rural Cool Programme & The Cool House Programme or contact Cool Recovery.

Cool House Carers' Wednesdays

10:00 - 16:00 - A support group, 11:00 - 12:30. 1-1 by appointment with John Davidson. Massages by appointment with Gemma. Have lunch and relax with friends.

Contact: John Davidson | Tel: 01803 214597 | Email: johndavidson1@nhs.net

Devon Care Service

For all Devon carers and carers of people who use Devon services.

Tel: 08456 434435 | Email: southernarea@devoncarerslink.org.uk | Web: www.devoncarers.org.uk

Torbay Signpost for Carers

Information and advice for all Torbay carers and carers of people who use Torbay services.

Tel: 01803 666620 | Email: signposts@nhs.net | Web: www.torbaycarers.co.uk

For all others South Devon & Torbay Mental Health Services


Devon Partnership Mental health Trust HQ

Wonford House Hospital Reception - Tel: 01392 208866

Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS)

Tel: 0800 0730741 during office hours

Devon Emergency Duty Team & Torbay Emergency Duty Team

Devon Emergency Duty Team - Tel: 0845 6000388 | Torbay Emergency Duty Team - Tel: 0845 0568032

Online Directory

Web: www.devonpartnership.nhs.uk/Services-Directory

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