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Carers Rights Day 2017 - Friday 24th November

Carers Rights Day 2017 - Friday 24th November

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, Mental health, News on 24th November, 2017

Each year Carers Rights Day, held by charity Carers UK, aims to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. One of our core aims is to ensure that...

Work starts on new £5.5m PICU

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 14th November, 2017

Work starts on new £5.5m PICU

Work has commenced on the construction of the county’s first Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s Wonford House site in Exeter. At the moment, people who require intensive treatment and support for their mental health needs have to travel outside the county – often very long distances. ...

Angela Rippon's Health Hero is Nellie Minnema

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Mental health, News on 7th November, 2017

Angela Rippon's Health Hero is Nellie Minnema

The Daily Mail has launched its new Health Hero awards campaign to honour unsung medical heroes. Journalist and presenter Angela Rippon's Health Hero is Nellie Minnema, previously one of our psychiatric nurses, now retired. Nellie worked in older people's services in west Devon and supported Angela with her mother Edna's dementia.  Angela...

BBC Radio Devon phone-in on schizophrenia and psychosis

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 7th November, 2017

This month's mental health phone-in on BBC Radio Devon takes place this afternoon as part of the Janet Kipling show from 2pm. The topic for this programme is schizophrenia and psychosis and the professionals on air in the studio will be Dr Antony Thekkepalakkal, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead of the...

It's Occupational Therapy week - Jezz talks about how his OT role benefits patients

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 6th November, 2017

It's Occupational Therapy week - Jezz talks about how his OT role benefits patients

Jezz Scott talks about his role as an Occupational Therapist (OT) working as a High Intensity Therapist in IAPT- our Depression and Anxiety Service in Torbay. “Working in this service is for me, a logical extension of my previous roles in other settings, most of which have been in mental health, but...