Recovery not only appears to be an idea whose time has come, but one that all constituencies now want to see implemented in practice.
Glenn Roberts and Jed Boardman

Sanctuary Cover'Sanctuary:
the Discovery of Wonder'

by Julie Leibrich

Review by Linden Lynn

Julie Leibrich's book, ' A Gift of Stories', inspired the Devon anthology of recovery stories, 'Beyond The Storms, Reflections on Personal Recovery in Devon'.

In 'A Gift of Stories,' Julie gathered and edited recovery stories from people experiencing mental health issues and included her own. She also gave us permission to host her chapter on 'Gathering Stories' here, to enable others, who are helping to share stories of recovery, to gain some practical ideas.

In this new book, Julie shares her life experiences to highlight our individual searches for sanctuary and our need to gain safe spaces to be at peace with ourselves. it is a wonderful book that crosses genres.

Linden's full review follows:

Presentations on Co-Production

We are pleased to add to our Resource Library the notes from two recent presentations on co-production.

One is from an ImROC Learning Set, by Glenn Roberts, Fiona Large and Phil Morgan.
The other is by Julie Repper.

Please click here to see them.

Devon Recovery Learning Community 


drlcsummer2015Courses Summer 2015

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. You are very welcome to book your course online at

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

Please click here to download an application form.

Suicide Leaflet Cover smallLeaflet

"It's safe to talk about suicide"

Please click here to download the leaflet.

Does someone close to you seem really down?
Might they be thinking about suicide?
The only way to know is to ask.

We are pleased to make this new leaflet available.

It was compiled by Dr Christabel Owens, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School.

The leaflet was released on 10th September 2014, in partnership with Devon County Council.



ImROC Briefing 10 cover ImROC Briefing 10


'Making Recovery a Reality

in Forensic Settings'


by Gerard Drennan and James Wooldridge, Recovery Devon Manager

Please click here to download.

Recovery support can help people in forensic mental health services, says this briefing from ImROC (Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change).

Co-written by James Wooldridge, Recovery Devon's managing director, it suggests that people in forensic (or secure) mental health services should be offered support that helps them in their personal recovery journeys.