There will be no more ‘them and us’, only us, sharing struggles and challenges as part of being human.
Laurie Davidson

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Peer Support Worker Project Group

An opportunity to be a part of this group

Closing date Monday 8th September

Please see the details below regarding an opportunity for someone with lived experience to be part of this project group. 

"The Peer Support Worker project group in Devon Partnership Trust is starting to look at the practicalities of employing peer support workers in clinical teams.  The idea is that people with lived experience of mental health difficulties would join the team as a clinical mental health worker. They would draw on their personal experience to give support and practical assistance to people using the service, helping them to regain control over their lives and promote their recovery.

 

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 Recovery Devon

Meeting

 

 

Our next Open Meeting is on 

Friday, 26th September 2014

2-30pm – 5-30pm

Exeter City Football Club

St James Park, Stadium Way

Exeter EX4 6PX*

 

Our theme for the meeting is

What does 'Recovery' mean in 2014?

 We invite you to join us.

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Please click here to download the booklet.

We are pleased to be able to add this booklet on Talking Therapies to our website. It has been produced by the Talking Therapies Involvement Group in association with Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The booklet has been put together by people who have shared their experiences of feeling low, or anxious, or experiencing stress.

Please see this article for more information.

Devon Recovery Learning Community 

 

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Autumn 2014

You are warmly invited to apply for courses offered by Devon's Recovery Learning Community next term. The DRLC is a wide ranging partnership between Devon Partnership Trust and other mental health providers.

Please click here to download the Course Prospectus and booking details.

Please click here to download an application form.


Devon’s NHS and local authorities
seek people’s views and ideas
on mental health strategy for the future

Doctors and healthcare professionals in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay want to find out the views of local people on how the county’s mental health strategy could look in the future.

The NHS and local authorities have launched a draft commissioning strategy for adult mental health services and want people to say what they think about the proposals.

The draft strategy, which is for 2014-2017, has been developed in partnership with people who use mental health services and carers.

You can download the draft commissioning strategy here.

Five events were run in June and July 2014 where people receiving services and organisations providing services met those responsible for commissioning, or buying, mental health services on behalf of the population.