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

New Video Section


Our Creative Café now has a video section.


The ‘Walk of Life’

Among our first videos is ‘The Walk of Life’, by Linden and Geof Lynn.

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 We hope that this video will reach beyond this individual story to inspire recovery in others. It shows a journey through darkness toward healing, purpose and well being. Hopefully, people will learn from these struggles and their own path to recovery might be easier as a result. Our vision is that everyone will find the inner strength, courage and insight to take steps to reclaim the person she or he was born to be.

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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.


Exeter Uni Mental Health Research Group


Professor Mike Slade


past progress, future challenges"

Tuesday 11th November
at 11:45 am until 12:45 pm (please convene at 11:30).

 Lecture Theatre Medical School Building, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW

 To register please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting recovery is national mental health policy.
But what does this mean in practice?

This talk will cover state-of-the-art research, and identify knowledge gaps.


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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.

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Please click here to download the booklet.

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.