If your contact details have changed, please can you update Reception with the correct details for mobile, landline and email address if you have one.  Can you also please ensure that you let Reception know if you are unhappy for us to text you.

Please note that all our telephone calls are recorded for training and security purposes.

Further Information

The Over and Above Fern Centre

Fern Centre is the name for the North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing Centre based at North Devon’s District Hospital in Barnstaple. They offer support for patients with cancer, as
well as their loved ones by providing a dedicated space for therapies, care and advice in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Fern Centre is run by specialist staff and trained volunteers who will welcome you in and help you find the information and support that you need. The Centre is entirely funded
by charitable contributions raised by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust charity Over and Above.

Click for the Fern Centre information leaflet detailing the services they provide.


The North Devon Cancer Care Counselling Service

Fern Centre provide 6 sessions of one-to-one counselling for individuals in North Devon living with and beyond cancer, their partners and children. There is the flexibility to extend the number of sessions offered if both you and your counsellor agree this would be of benefit. Counselling offers a safe and confidential space, free of judgment to explore emotional issues.

The style of counselling they offer is integrative. This means that you are seen in terms of your whole experience, and that they work with you in a way that best fits your individual needs. Working together, we aim to find coping strategies that best enable people to empower themselves in the future.

Click for the Cancer Care Counselling Service leaflet.

Fern Centre newsletters:

September 2021

August 2021


DRLC - Devon Recovery Learning CommunityDRLC logo

DRLC is provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust to support mental health and wellbeing.

Their students are people with experience of mental health difficulties, their family and friends, and the professionals who support them.

The DRLC offers a wide range of free, open access opportunities to learn about mental health and Recovery. They provide a unique curriculum of courses delivered online, in person or through a blended approach to learning, designed to increase your knowledge and equip you with the tools to live a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.

Click to view the DRLC leaflet.

Calendar of In-Person and Online Courses October - December 2021 - Bookings for these courses will open Monday 6th September 2021.

If you have any questions, or you’re not sure where to start, feel free to call DRlc. Please be aware they are a small team and may not be able to respond immediately.
Telephone: 01392 677067

To speak with a member of the DRLC staff, please ring between 10:00am-2:00pm Monday – Thursday.

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