I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, I tend to compare my current self with the best I have been, which is when I have been mildy manic.
Kay Redfield Jamison

Devon Recovery Learning Community 

 

DRLC Prospectus Autumn 2014 Cover smallCourses Spring 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 devonrlc.co.uk

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

Please click here to download an application form.


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"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.

 

 

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'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.

TTIGers Talking Therapies BookletTalking Therapies Booklet

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We are pleased to be able to add this booklet on Talking Therapies to our website. It has been produced by the Talking Therapies Involvement Group in association with Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The booklet has been put together by people who have shared their experiences of feeling low, or anxious, or experiencing stress.

Please see this article for more information.

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 were run in June and July 2014 where people receiving services and organisations providing services met those responsible for commissioning, or buying, mental health services on behalf of the population.