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Staff at the Additional Support Unit 'chalk about mental health'

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 10th October, 2019

Staff at the Additional Support Unit 'chalk about mental health'

Today, staff at the Additional Support Unit in Whipton got involved in World Mental Health Day by 'chalking about it'. Learning Disability Staff Nurse Jo Hosegood and her colleagues chalked inspiring messages on the ground as part of the local campaign started by Gill Hayes; 'Let's Chalk About Mental Health', which...

World Mental Health Day focus on suicide prevention

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 10th October, 2019

World Mental Health Day focus on suicide prevention

The focus of World Mental Health Day this year is on suicide prevention. Prevention is something that all of us can help with whatever our job role. Earlier this year, we launched our Zero Suicide Ambition Action Plan 2019-21, making a firm corporate commitment to prevent any death by suicide in...

Team cycle challenge for World Mental Health Day

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 9th October, 2019

Team cycle challenge for World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day, Thursday 10 October, our Physical Therapies Team at Langdon Hospital are taking on a challenge to cycle 230km in just one day on a spin bike which will be positioned in the Dewnans reception area. The whole team are getting involved and patients will be...

Supporting the Lions Barber Collective to spread suicide prevention message

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health on 9th October, 2019

Supporting the Lions Barber Collective to spread suicide prevention message

On Monday 7 October, Melanie Walker, Chief Executive and Dr Peter Aitken joined Torbay based Lions Barber Collective as their founder Tom Chapman cut hair in Barber-Surgeons Hall in the City of London for the first time in centuries to raise the profile of their vital suicide prevention work. The event,...

Kim explains why TALKWORKS has had such a big impact on her life

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, Recovery and wellbeing on 9th October, 2019

Kim explains why TALKWORKS has had such a big impact on her life

Kim Walker, 48, from Newton Abbot suffered from stress and anxiety during and returning from working overseas.  From 2008-2015, Kim was working overseas in the Middle East when she first started to experience severe anxiety, leaving her emotionally exhausted. She would often find herself crying, criticising herself and thinking that she...

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