We are all weak. We are all strong. We are all wounded. We are all healers.
Julie Leibrich



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 Recovery Devon Meeting




We invite you to join us on 

Wednesday 30th July 2014

2-30pm – 5-30pm

Quayside Leisure Centre

Ropewalk, Kingsbridge TQ7 1HH*

 On-site car parking available.

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 are being run in June and July 2014 where people can meet those responsible for commissioning, or buying, mental health services on behalf of the population and have their say:

•  Monday 16 June, from 2pm, Copthorne Hotel, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 1AR

•  Thursday 19 June, from 2pm, The Cedar Inn, Bickington Road, Bickington, Barnstaple, EX31 2HE

•  Friday 20 June, from 2pm, Isca Centre, Summer Lane, Exeter, EX4 8NT

•  Tuesday 24 June, from 6:30pm, Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ

•  Tuesday 8 July, from 10am – 2pm, Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LZ.

Devon Recovery Learning Community 


RLC Prospectus Summer 2014 coverCourses
May to July 2014

Devon's Recovery Learning Community is running courses in all areas of the county 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.

New Leaflets

from Devon Partnership Trust

and Recovery Devon

New versions of two highly influential leaflets have just been published by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

Putting Recovery at the Heart of all we do 2014 coverPutting Recovery at the Heart of our Wellbeing 2014 cover‘Putting recovery at the heart of all we do:
a guide to values, principles, practice and standards’

The first version of this was produced in 2008 and agreed by a consensus across the whole mental health and social care community in Devon.


‘Putting wellbeing at the heart of our recovery:
what can I do to get well and stay well?’

This was originally produced in 2010 as a companion leaflet intended to offer ideas and guidance to people receiving services who are working on their own recovery.


Working Diagnosis Factsheet Jan14 coverMeanwhile, a Factsheet to assist staff in making a working diagnosis, has also been published.

'Guidelines to help Trust staff use diagnosis
to support people in their recovery'



RCPsych1 small'Understanding Recovery'


‘Becoming a Recovery Oriented Practitioner’

We are delighted to be able to make available three significant new contributions to the literature on recovery.

They are:

‘Understanding Recovery’, by Glenn Roberts and Jed Boardman

‘Becoming a Recovery Oriented Practitioner’, also by Glenn and Jed.

‘Towards Partnerships in Mental Healthcare’, a  commentary on the above two,
by Sue Bailey (President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists) and Richard Williams.