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How well are we supporting the parenting of people who use our services?

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 31st January, 2019

Being a parent can be challenging. It is even more challenging for people who have mental health difficulties and for the parents of children who do. We are committed to supporting people who use our services who are parents. We would like to invite you to participate in a research study...

Young Carers say “Care for me too”

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 31st January, 2019

Today is Young Carers’ Awareness Day, an annual event organised by the Carers’ Trust to promote young carer related issues and the challenges they face in their roles as carers. The theme for this year’s Young Carers Awareness Day is mental health. With 1 in 5 secondary school pupils now having...

Physical health checks for people living with a severe mental health condition

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 28th January, 2019

It is really important for people to look after their physical health and sometimes this doesn’t happen as much as it should. This is particularly an issue for people whose main experience of health services are with mental health services. We would like everyone with a severe mental health condition to...

Patient and Public Voice representative needed for NHS England Gender Identity Services Programme Board

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 23rd January, 2019

NHS England’s Programme Board for Gender Identity Services provides leadership and direction to NHS England’s ongoing process of service transformation and improvement.  Membership of the Board includes five individuals who represent the diversity of experience. Due to a temporary absence of one the members, they are seeking an individual who can represent...

The Junipers opens this week

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 21st January, 2019

The Junipers opens this week

This week sees the long-awaited opening of our new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) The Junipers in Exeter. The new, 10-bed purpose-built inpatient unit for men and women is based in the grounds of Wonford House. The Junipers will support people with severe mental health needs who need an intensive spell of care...