Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that doesn't get a day off.
Demi Lovato

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.

Sanctuary Cover'Sanctuary:
the Discovery of Wonder'

by Julie Leibrich


Review by Linden Lynn

Book available in UK from August 2015

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: