Recovery Garden at the Iris Centre

Posted by Sarah Williams in Recovery and wellbeing on 22nd March, 2017

Recovery Garden at the Iris Centre

Staff at the Iris Centre in Exeter have been using eco-therapy as part of the treatment for people who use their services. Psychosocial Practitioner, Mary Bray, explains what the therapy is and the benefits it brings:  "The Iris Centre is an intensive psychotherapy day programme for people with a diagnosis of...

Together launch - get involved

Posted in News on 22nd March, 2017

We will soon be hosting two events to launch our Together programme. Both events run from 10am until 4pm and lunch is provided. They are taking place on: Wednesday 19 April 2017, Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh Wednesday 3 May 2017, Best Western Hotel, Tiverton Our Together programme aims to ensure that people with lived experience of mental health...

CQC notes significant improvement and rates Devon’s mental health services as ‘good'

Posted in #ProudofDPT, Mental health, News on 14th March, 2017

Devon Partnership NHS Trust - the county’s provider of mental health and learning disability services has been awarded an overall rating of ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The services inspected at Devon Partnership NHS Trust in December 2016 were rated as ‘good’ across the board in the five...

NHS Staff Survey results - top nationally for effective team working and highest response rate

Posted in #ProudofDPT, News on 9th March, 2017

This week saw the publication of the national NHS Staff Survey results for 2016. More than 61% per cent of our staff participated in the survey towards the end of last year, which was the highest response rate of all mental health Trusts surveyed by the Picker Institute.  This is a great...

Julie Dent to serve until 2019

Posted in News on 2nd March, 2017

We are delighted to report that our Chair, Julie Dent CBE, has been reappointed for a further two years, until 2019. Julie joined us in 2013 and has been a very important part of driving us forward since she arrived. She is a passionate advocate for mental health and learning disability...