Pensive lonely young woman sitting on beach hugging her knees and looking into the distance with hope

Heart of Torbay CIC is a social enterprise and we exist to help support, motivate and improve the lives and mental wellbeing of those living and working in Torbay, South Devon.

We have a strong passion and want to help enrich people’s lives no matter what their circumstance.

We have a highly experienced core team of directors and a network of local professionals who have the skills and experience to support you in the challenges and obstacles you may face.

We provide coaching, mentoring, training, talks, workshops, mediation, alternative therapies and social prescribing activities. As a business, we very much believe that everyone has a right to inclusion, to receive support and opportunities without financial barriers. The services we offer are concessionary or free dependant on level of income and we work alongside wonderful organisations and businesses across Torbay who have the heart and financial opportunity to offer the same.

One of our top values is fairness. We are at our most passionate when we are working to alleviate unfairness, whether that’s through someone not receiving the appropriate level of welfare within a work situation or helping someone to communicate better.

Do you need something to change in your life?

Our vision is of course a working goal – we walk our talk here at Heart of Torbay CIC!

We are working on a fabulous project which will showcase corporate responsibility and create an inspirational and motivational platform for people to feel supported in the work place and in turn thrive. Covering vocational areas such as design, hospitality, tourism, catering, business and leadership, we will be able to offer work experience, shadowing, employment, contracts and apprenticeship across all areas of the business. It will be an exciting time for us here at Heart of Torbay CIC as our large ambition is realised.

The truth behind your ego – It’s fearless, it’s free, it’s beyond criticism, it does not fear challenge, and it’s beneath no one, superior to no one and full of magic, hope and motivation

Deepak Chopra

Heart of Torbay (before it became a CIC in May 2018) started its life as a high street ‘retreat’ alongside Torquay Harbour. The space offered a beautiful gift shop offering opportunity and support to local independent traders.

It also offered a relaxing therapy space for coaching, alternative therapies and workshops. Just as important, it offered a place of calm, of peace, a cup of tea and some cake! All this and SO much more will be offered at our next venue. Watch this space!