Recovery Devon is celebrating 10 years of recovery and well-being!
You are warmly invited to CELEBRATE with us on
December 10th 2013
10am – 4pm (Lunch provided)
organicARTS of West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter, EX2 9TG will be hosting this FESTIVE day and have put together a wide range of activities around the theme of 5 ways to well-being.
Tea & Talk Devon
Tel: 07581 362412
Contact: Llinos Davies
Book your place now!!
Tea&Talk is an exciting new project to help tackle prejudice, stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health, as laid out in the government paper 'No health without mental health'.
Our aim is to provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere, with tea and cake and lots of talk, promoting mental health awareness and tackling myths and prejudice
Tea & Talk sessions are 1 hour long and will:
- Increase awareness of mental health and well being
- Challenge myths
- Encourage talk and shared experience
- Pledge to take a small action that could make a difference
- Promote the ethos of recovery
Sessions for 2014 are running in
Paignton - 25th February & 22nd July
Exeter - 7th February, 25th March, 24th April, 5th June, 2nd July & 12th September
Exmouth - 7th May
Tiverton - 20th June
Bideford - 16th May
Barnstaple - 12th March & 17th September
Okehampton - 11th February & 17th July
Ivybridge - 30th April
Tea & Talk is a joint venture between Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Recovery Devon.
We are proud to be working in partnership with this project.
South Devon and Torbay
to become a Pioneer Site
South Devon and Torbay are to become a Pioneer Site for the integration of health and social care. They are one of only 14 areas nation-wide to achieve this status.
This should mean that people of all ages – young people, families, and older people – will experience seamless care even when they need a whole range of different services. They will also have more control over their care and treatment.
Note the commitment below to:
'Make sure that mental health services are every bit as good and easy to get as other health services.'
One of the major contributions of recent developments in recovery oriented approaches has been to raise awareness of the possibility and potential of people accessing educational opportunities, often provided by one another, to learn how to progress in their own recovery and live well. Hence developments of ‘Recovery Colleges’ across England are developing in at least 14 Trusts and growing all the time.
Following a recent Devon Recovery Research and Innovations Group (DRRIG) open meeting, a brief guidance note was produced on the key principles and core courses that characterise recovery education. It has been endorsed by the Devon Recovery Learning Community Steering Group as our guide, underpinning local developments.
It has already proven very helpful to have something that describes ‘Recovery Education’ in a nutshell, as it can be used to explain what it’s about to potential new partners, funders, tutors and participants. It also offers an agreed framework that can be held collectively, with which to review and design our local learning opportunities, underpinned by our current best understanding of guiding principles.
Five Ways to Wellbeing App
Somerset County Council has launched a free Five Ways to Wellbeing app for iOS and Android devices.
- Be Active
- Take Notice
- Keep Learning
The app takes the ever popular and evidence-based Five Ways to Wellbeing and puts them in an easy to use and flexible format. By setting activities for any of the Five Ways you can help improve your wellbeing and reflect on how your activities affect it.
The app isn’t prescriptive. It sets no minimum or maximum limits. You can use the Five Ways every day or just a few times a month. It’s all about finding a level that suits you personally.
So, download it now for free from Google Play or the Apple App Store and have a play. You never know, it could change your whole outlook on life…
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