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Sensory equipment funded by our charity to support older people's mental health

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 24th August, 2021

Sensory equipment funded by our charity to support older people's mental health

Last year Shaan, Occupational Therapist from Beech Unit applied for funding from the DPT Charity to purchase some sensory equipment including a relaxation toolkit, weighted cushions and fidget bags. Shaan said: "During the first lockdown patients coming to our ward had to isolate in their rooms for seven days after...

CAMHS Equality Champions: Raising Awareness of Invisible Disabilities

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, Mental health, News on 19th August, 2021

In our second piece, on raising awareness of invisible disabilities, we hear a moving account from a parent of a child who has an invisible disability. Although it is thought that invisible disabilities account for 96% of chronic medical conditions (Hive Learning, 2021), people with invisible disabilities face a different...

Devon Wellbeing Hub - over 100 referrals

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, Recovery and wellbeing on 17th August, 2021

Devon Wellbeing Hub - over 100 referrals

Devon Wellbeing Hub has now supported more than a hundred colleagues since its launch on 31 March. More than 130 people have referred themselves to the Hub for individual support, along with over 150 people who have been helped through the Teams wellbeing offer. The Hub was set up a year...

DPT Charity helps fund a piano for the Arts Therapy service

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 16th August, 2021

DPT Charity helps fund a piano for the Arts Therapy service

Charitable funds have helped the Arts Therapies team to further improve the support they offer to the people who use the service. Fundraising through the DPT Charity has enabled the team to purchase a piano.  Henry Dunn, Music Psychotherapist, Arts Therapies Service said: “Thanks to a generous donation, the Arts Therapies Service at The Briars...

Learning Disability Service Art and Craft Competition winners

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News on 12th August, 2021

Learning Disability Service Art and Craft Competition winners

In June 2021, as part of Learning Disability Week, our Learning Disability Service – Supporting Health and Wellbeing closed Facebook page invited people with learning disabilities to take part in an Art and Craft Competition by posting their entries online. Katy Welsh, Learning Disability Senior Manager, said: "A lot of hard...

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