Our next Open Meeting is on
Wednesday, 19th November 2014
2-30pm – 5-30pm
The Castle Centre,
25 Castle Street,
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DR*
Our theme for the meeting is
The Art of Recovery
There will be an opportunity to create some art
with the Arts on Prescription Team.
Plus, Sharon Dunscombe will talk about her work as a Bibliotherapist.
We invite you to join us.
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.
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.
"It's safe to talk about suicide"
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.
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
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.
'Making Recovery a Reality
in Forensic Settings'
by Gerard Drennan and James Wooldridge, Recovery Devon Manager
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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