Healthy volunteers needed for research study

Posted on 18th February, 2015

Recruitment is now open for control participants (healthy volunteers) for a research project Devon Partnership NHS Trust is supporting which is trying to discover if there is a genetic cause of mental illness. Having healthy participants is crucial in order to gain comparable data that can be used to ensure the...

Flying Fish Artists at The Cedars

Posted on 16th February, 2015

Flying Fish Artists, a group of artists who have experienced mental ill health and create art as a method of therapy, have been working at The Cedars adult inpatient unit in Exeter. The project originated when Occupational Therapist Caroline Barker (pictured above right) saw their work displayed on an inpatient...

Mental Health Day Opportunities Review

Posted on 15th February, 2015

Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Devon County Council wish to develop the way in which current mental health day opportunities are offered in order to increase individual preferences and widen the range of choices for people. Any changes will include a commitment to ensuring that people have access to meaningful activities...

New technology supports staff in mobile working

Posted on 9th February, 2015

Community staff across the Trust are working smarter, thanks to the delivery of mobile devices purchased with funds secured from the Government’s Nursing Technology Fund. The first bid financed the purchase of iPads for use by the learning disability teams, who are giving very positive feedback about their effectiveness in improving...

Board Papers - 9 February 2015

Posted on 4th February, 2015

Board Papers - February 2015