New digital mental health support service available in Devon
The integrated care partnership One Devon has worked together to launch a new free and confidential digital mental health and wellbeing service for adults.
Qwell (www.qwell.io), delivered by mental health provider Kooth, will ensure that every adult living in Devon has access to a choice of support for managing their own emotional health and wellbeing.
NHS Devon, working in partnership with Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Councils, has commissioned Qwell to provide all adults aged 18+ with free, anonymous, confidential digital mental health support.
What is Qwell?
Qwell offers a safe online space for adults to access therapeutic activities and content including a peer support community.
This includes self-help articles, forums, and discussion boards that are moderated by qualified practitioners. Users can also keep an online journal and monitor their wellbeing via an interactive goal tracker.
Sitting alongside the self-help and community support is a one-on-one live text chat and messaging counselling service with a team of qualified practitioners.
Who is Qwell for?
Anyone over the age of 18 living in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay can access support from Qwell without a referral from a health professional.
There are no criteria to qualify for support. Children and young adults aged 11 to 18 across Devon already have access to the professional support Kooth offers for emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Both services are confidential and designed to work as part of wider mental health services across One Devon.Learn more about Qwell