Aleph; Literacy and Our Mental Health

Aleph is based in Brixham, Devon. 

Aleph’s services are offered throughout the UK, but for those in the local community a number of services are provided at reduced fees, or covered by donation only. 


When we attend counselling we want to feel certain that we will not be judged, and that our difficulties will be respected. We hope our sessions will lead to a greater understanding of ourselves and a sense of peace.

When counselling enables us to express what we think and feel more clearly, it can create beneficial changes in our relationships with other people and our engagement with the world. In gaining these benefits, we find ourselves more able to speak about what we need and want; we develop an inner literacy in regard to our well-being, and this is of great value.  Please choose ‘Services’ in the menu bar for further information.


Creative writing workshops   Writing about things that have meaning for us can open the heart and bring a feeling of peace. In these workshops a range of beautiful objects from the natural world, vibrant photographs and quality art materials encourage our imagination. The workshops are suitable for participants of any age and ability. Please choose ‘Services’ in the menu bar for further information.

Confidence at Last!   A workshop for young people aged ten years and upward. Through an imaginative literacy activity, young people can gain the confidence to widen their vocabulary and enjoy the process of learning. This workshop can also be made bespoke to the needs of the young people you support.  Please choose ‘Services’ in the menu bar for further information.

Literacy and the young person’s world   Aleph shares principles and approaches that can help you to engage children and young people in developing their literacy and communication skills, while enabling them to consider and discuss the influence of the world they live in. Compassion and respect for the learner are essential in any educational process and Aleph shows how these can create a foundation for self-esteem.  Please see various options in the menu bar for further information.  

Mental and emotional well-being   In these workshops we look at what we can do to enhance our well-being in educational settings, at work, and in daily life. We also acknowledge the kinds of circumstances that reduce our well-being, and see how we can challenge those wherever possible.  Please choose ‘Services’ in the menu bar for further information.

Therapeutic activities for people living with cognitive difficulties  A two-hour workshop that shares therapeutic and creative activities for people living with dementia or other cognitive impairment. Offering new ideas with sensitivity can enable people to enjoy activities that they have never tried, and hidden abilities can often come to light. Also see Creative Life – services provided directly to those who are living with cognitive impairment.  Please choose ‘Services’ in the menu bar for further information.

Opal Heart; Living with the loss of a child   Those who have lost a child of any age will be warmly welcomed at a monthly gathering in Brixham.   Please choose ‘Services’ in the menu bar for further information.