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Our Prison Mental Health Team celebrates Autism Acceptance Week

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News on 27th June, 2022

Our Prison Mental Health Team celebrates Autism Acceptance Week

Earlier this year our Prison Mental Health Team celebrated Autism Acceptance Week across our three local prisons: HMP Channings Wood, HMP Dartmoor and HMP Exeter. This national event was held throughout the week of Monday 28 March – Sunday 3 April to raise awareness, increase acceptance and support people with...

Learning Disability Week 2022

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News on 20th June, 2022

Learning Disability Week 2022

This week we mark Learning Disability Week. The theme set by Mencap this year is Living Life with a Learning Disability. We spoke to Steve Garland, Senior Practitioner with the Torbay Learning Disability team about his career. "I started my NHS career in 2001 after visiting a friend who was admitted to...

World Mental Health Day 2021

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, Mental health, News on 8th October, 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

We mark World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October and the theme this year is 'Mental Health in an Unequal World'. It is hoped this year's theme will help to open up meaningful conversation about how mental health care can rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of communities...

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...

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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