We are The Community of St Anthony & St Elias, an organisation in Devon working with people with mental health conditions
A community of people, living and sharing their lives together.
What unites everyone here is the desire to move on and get on with their life - living together with people and all the interaction and support that goes with that, relating to each other as equals, exercising choices and coping with responsibilities that come with it.
We aim to encourage people towards independence and individual choice. The Community encourages the development of social as well as working relationships between residents and staff, creating a situation of equal persons living together.
My brother was very active before his illness being a keen scout, walker and cyclist, and has really thrived on the physical activities and social interaction that are such an integral part of the Community’s ethos. Prior to joining the Community, he made little or no progress at all and regressed on a number of occasions. I believe it remains unique in the country in this aspect of treatment for mental illness and his record since moving to Totnes speaks for itself about the benefits for him.