About Us

The Natural Approach Group is a company ltd by guarantee with Registered charity number 1174984 CRM: 0001891, running local projects helping to create an environment and community full of energy and hope which aims to offer support to you through every journey of your life! The Natural Approach Group is the umbrella for: social enterprises and individuals who support the natural approach group’s vision. Our registered office is based in Combe Martin, North Devon where all The Natural Approach Group projects operate from- including The Heart Centre (Community Support Centre), Making Magic Moments and Combe Martin Youth Club.

Opened by Amanda-Jayne Staddon in 2014 after one of her equine therapy clients had to wait six months for a referral, meanwhile struggling to find support. She was inspired to create a “Charity Support Centre” that will give people the base, information, connections, networks, and services needed to enable community members to take an active role in the personal growth, recovery and healing of their mind , body and soul.

Our Aim is to help people struggling with for example: domestic violence, mental health issues, physical disabilities, poverty, grief, and families with autistic children by providing workshops with support groups, activities such as meditation and yoga, in house spa treatment by referral, private treatments, holistic therapies or even just a cup of tea and a chat when you’re feeling low.

Our Aim

The Natural Approach group’s vision is to ensure society is filled with people and places who get the most out of themselves by creating a mind, body and environment full of energy and hope.

By assisting with the wellbeing, providing guidance and support on all levels of an individual’s mind, body and spirit we can help them aspire to do great things.

The natural Approach group is an umbrella for individuals, small charities, CIC’S & social enterprises tailored in specific areas to support the Natural Approach Group vision.

The Heart Centre

Devon heart Centre - Pulling people together, north devon support centre

The Heart Centre, Combe Martin is the registered head office for The Natural Approach group and other Heart Centres around the country.

The centres provide advice, guidance, support, counselling, workshops & holistic therapies for families and individuals who have suffered/ing from abuse, trauma, grief, ill health, physical or mental disability, as well as assistance to those suffering with low self esteem, depression or anxiety, poverty or children with learning and/or behaviour issues.

The Heart centre works with local support groups and organisations to ensure that support is available wherever and whenever it is needed. Our partners include local schools, children’s centres, Splitz, Woman’s Aid, Depression & Anxiety Services (DAS), Devon Integrated children’s services, Devon parent partnerships, Cruse Bereavement Care, The Oak Centre, WAND, Bright FUTURES (Young carers), Project Search, Feardom Fighters, NHS & Social services. As well as being supported by The Big Lunch Extra courtesy of The Eden Project, National Lottery and support by the Halifax.

Whether you need somewhere safe to go, a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen – were here for you from the bottom of our hearts.