Access Support

Deva is our support programme for people experiencing severe and enduring mental illness. Following a tailored pathway, Deva is empowers people to live independently and has three key aims:

  • Achieve better mental health
  • Feel more confident
  • Set and work towards goals for the future

The programme offers participants one-to-one support with an experienced mental health support worker and access to a variety of activities and training opportunities to develop coping strategies, build confidence, and reduce isolation.

“My experience with Chapter has been amazing. Friends that I’ve spoken to have said things like ‘I can’t believe it, we’re seeing glimmers of the old you that we know and love’. But all I have done is join Chapter”.

Louise, Chapter Service User

How do I access Chapter’s support?

Deva is open to anyone over the age of 18 and living in the West Cheshire area who has a severe and enduring mental illness. Ask your mental health professional or GP to complete our online referral form.

How long can I be supported by Chapter?

Our service is not time limited. We offer continued support throughout your time with us.

What can I expect when I’m referred?

You will be assigned a mental health support worker, who will meet with you regularly to provide support and guidance, assist you to establish and work towards goals, and support you access our community activities and training opportunities.

What kind of things might I do?

We offer a wide range of support options. These include 1-2-1 support with your mental health support worker, clubs and activities that will enable you to meet new people, and training courses, voluntary work and work experience on a placement in a wide variety of settings.

What will it cost?

The service is completely free. We fundraise to cover our costs.

Upcoming Activities

    Hoole Arts & Crafts Group
    21 January 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, Chester, CH2 3AP
    Neston Coffee Morning
    27 January 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Neston Community Youth Centre, Burton Road, Neston, CH64 9RE
    Board Games Group
    28 January 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Festival Church, Queens Street, Chester, CH1 3LG
    Trinity Arts & Crafts Group
    29 January 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Trinity Methodist Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AB
    Hoole Coffee Morning
    30 January 2020 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, Chester, CH2 3AP