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Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity, Step One, Celebrates New Chapter with Successful Open Day Event at Exeter Quayside

Step One, a leading mental health and wellbeing charity in Devon, recently held a successful Open Day event to celebrate a new chapter for the organisation. The event, held on 13th June 2024 at the charity’s new home, the X Centre on the historic Exeter Quayside, attracted over 50 attendees eager to learn more about Step One’s work and its impact on the local community. 

“We were delighted with the turnout at our Open Day event,” said Ben Greaves, CEO at Step One. “This marked a significant moment for Step One as we settle into our new home, perfectly suited for hosting peer support groups, workshops, and other activities designed to support people on their mental wellbeing journey. We were thrilled to showcase our expanding services and our commitment to creating a welcoming space for the people we support and our growing community.” 

The Open Day provided a platform for attendees to connect with the Step One team and learn more about their vital services. The event also featured inspiring speeches from The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Kevin Mitchell, Chair of Trustees at Step One, Sue Sutherland, and CEO Ben Greaves, talking about the importance of mental health services in the community, along with Step One’s extensive history and future plans. 

In line with their recent rebrand, the event’s branding and materials showcased Step One’s commitment to approachability and inclusivity, reflected in the bright and inviting colour scheme and welcoming imagery.

Adding to the warm atmosphere, the event featured gratitude bunting created collaboratively by the community at recent local events, Step One service users and staff. This bunting serves as a symbol of appreciation and is now proudly displayed at the X Centre. 

Step One Charity relies on the generous support of the community to continue its vital work. To learn more about Step One and how you can support their mission, please visit their website at www.steponecharity.co.uk/support-us/, or call 01392 255428. 
 
To learn more about Step One’s free, self-referral mental health service, BeWell@StepOne, visit www.steponecharity.co.uk/bewellstepone.