It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.
Zig Ziglar

POSITIVE ACTION FOR CHANGE IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

17th November 2015, 10.00 am – 4.45 pm

Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2PX

The case for demedicalising mental health services is well rehearsed. The research has been done, the conferences have been held and the intellectual argument all but won. Yet on a day-to-day basis, services continue to operate within the medicalised status quo. One of the aims of this conference will be to look at how we can implement realistic, practical changes in our mental health practice, education and lives, in order to continue the progression from rhetoric to reality.

This is a conference for mental health service users / survivors, carers, professionals, students and everyone interested in critical debate in mental health care.

Visit the webste here.

 

Many thanks to Ed Coutts for highlighting this conference.

New Recovery Devon Website

We have a new web-master and would love to hear your ideas.

Hi Folks. I'm Mike, the new web-chap for Recovery Devon.

This site is an amazing resource with a wealth of material and I'd like more people to be able to make the most of it.

I'd really appreciate your ideas as someone who uses the site. You can fill out the form here and share thoughts, or, you can see the new site here: recoverydevon.digitalsmithy.co.uk and fill in the form on the new site.

What must stay, what could change, what could be easier and what could we add? Your thoughts greatly appreciated.


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Recovery Devon's Annual Report 2014-2015

We are delighted to report on a very positive year for Recovery Devon.

You can read the attached annual report for more information, but highlights include:

  • Permanent employed roles for two staff
  • Creation of the LEAP project
  • Tea & Talk reaches it's target of 1,000 beneficiaries
  • Increased social media presence
  • Some resources have over 3,000 downloads

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our continuing growth and we wish you all a successful year.

View our Annual Report here.

Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) Steering Group

We are looking for:

  • People with recent and relevant lived experience of mental health challenges.
  • Carers of people with recent and relevant experience of mental health challenges.

Who all have recent experience of Devon Partnership Trust (DPT) services directly or as a carer.

If you have this experience we would like to invite you to apply to become a member of the LEAP (Lived Experience Advisory Panel) steering group.

The aim of LEAP is to weave lived experience throughout the fabric of the Devon Partnership Trust (DPT), by focussing on recovery values and principles to influence the decision making process at all levels of service provision. Your insights are highly valued as they bring perspectives to the trust that no one else can provide, working towards service provision that promotes recovery and independent living.

Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP)

We are looking for:

  • People with recent and relevant lived experience of mental health challenges.
  • Carers of people with recent and relevant experience of mental health challenges.

Who all have recent experience of Devon Partnership Trust (DPT) services directly or as a carer.

If you have this experience we would like to invite you to apply to become a member of the LEAP (Lived Experience Advisory Panel).

The aim of LEAP is to weave lived experience throughout the fabric of the Devon Partnership Trust (DPT), by focussing on recovery values and principles to influence the decision making process at all levels of service provision. Your insights are highly valued as they bring perspectives to the trust that no one else can provide, working towards service provision that promotes recovery and independent living.