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'



Read more: New Leaflets from Devon Partnership Trust

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.

Read more: Understanding Recovery

Implementing Recovery
through Organisational Change


Update March 2014:
Briefings 1 - 8 now available - See below

Devon Partnership Trust was a Pilot Site for the first ImROC Project - Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change.

The Project has been instrumental in promoting Recovery oriented approaches within Devon and it is now publishing some of the lessons learned.

The Mental Health Network published a briefing on progress, 'Supporting Recovery in Mental Health'.

Its first Key Point is that, 'Changing to more recovery focused practice in mental health is possible even when resources are limited, but providers will need to review existing services and staffing establishments.'

Meanwhile, the Project has produced a number of substantial papers on specific topics:

Briefing 1: Recovery Colleges - also known as Recovery Education Colleges, or in Devon, as our Recovery Learning Community.

Briefing 2: Recovery, Personalisation and Personal Budgets

Briefing 3: Recovery, Public Mental Health and Wellbeing

Briefing 4: Recovery: a carer's perspective

Briefing 5: Peer Support Workers: Theory and Practice

Briefing 6: Team Recovery Implementation Plan

Briefing 7: Peer Support Workers: A practical guide to implementation

Briefing 8: Supporting recovery in mental health services: Quality and Outcomes


A number of these guides are also supported by webinars, which can be seen here.

Read more: ImROC Briefings

Teapot Tea & Talk Devon
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Tel: 07581 362412
Contact: Llinos Davies

Book your place now!!

Tea&Talk is an exciting new project to help tackle prejudice, stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health, as laid out in the government paper 'No health without mental health'.

Our aim is to provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere, with tea and cake and lots of talk, promoting mental health awareness and tackling myths and prejudice

Tea & Talk sessions are 1 hour long and will:

  • Increase awareness of mental health and well being
  • Challenge myths
  • Encourage talk and shared experience
  • Pledge to take a small action that could make a difference
  • Promote the ethos of recovery

See below for details of sessions for 2014.

Read more: Tea & Talk Sessions 2014

ImROC Briefing 7-Cover smallImROC Briefing 7

Peer Support Workers:

A practical guide to implementation

The introduction of people with lived experience of mental health problems into the mental health workforce is a hugely significant step in a service becoming more recovery focused.

Download the Guide here.

Read more: ImROC Briefing 7. Peer Support Workers: A practical guide to implementation