Devon-based charity Step One supports people to manage their mental health, achieve employment goals and live more independently.
We encourage people to take a positive step forward and control their future. We work with a diverse range of people who may have a mental health issue and/or a hidden disability such as an autism spectrum condition.
Step One was previously known as St Loye’s Foundation and its subsidiary Community Care Trust (CCT). The two charities merged in 2015 because of increasing recognition of the links between support for people with disabilities and mental health conditions.
With over 80 years’ experience of delivering a range of specialist mental health and employment support services, the Thriving Workplace project promotes awareness of better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in mental health and wellbeing, our aim is to support employers to create a positive culture and promote open conversations about Mental Health and wellbeing.
All profits from our training courses is reinvested to improve mental health services and increase the number of people we can help in the region.
Our aims are:
To break the stigma of talking about mental health issues in the workplace
Encourage more open conversations and greater understanding of mental health
Provide people with tools and confidence to have helpful conversations with colleagues
Signpost people to support and encourage them to take steps to take control and access support for a faster recovery
Promote a healthy workplace where people with a long term mental health issue can thrive
Embed a long term positive culture across the whole organisation, where employees recognise their mental and physical health are supported