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Help our charity enhance care

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 25th February, 2020

Our charity enhances the great care our services provide for people needing support with mental health or learning disability needs. We are here to find the enhancements needed to meet the wishes of people who use our services, carers and staff.

Recent wishes included:

Instruments to support music therapy at Franklyn Hospital, Exeter. Carrie Clarke, Occupational Therapist said: “The sessions have greatly benefited patients in terms of improved mood, self-expression, motivation and social interaction, and have become a regular, well attended part of therapeutic provision at Franklyn. Support from charitable funds enables us to improve and make a real difference to the experience of patients in our care”.

A sensory gym at Langdon Hospital, Dawlish. This provides a low level stimuli area, which supports patients and includes activities like stretching groups, injury rehab, Tai Chi and yoga.

Paying the annual cost of venue hire to pilot a new recovery library and drop-in hub in Honiton. As well as creative activities, a drop-in hub offers information about mental health services, available courses and access to a mobile library of books for mental health and wellbeing. Caroline Nicholson, Devon Recovery Learning Community Manager said: “This was made possible with the support of the Trust's charity and the generous donations from individuals”.

The purchasing of new drills for New Leaf to support the vocational learning and help train adults living with a mental health conditions working towards paid employment.

A recent appeal from art therapists at The Briars in Exeter for the donation of guitars for people who use their service when receiving therapy. Guitars are used therapeutically to help compose songs and express how a person is feeling, in a more direct way than words alone could achieve. The service was overwhelmed by the generosity of people.
 
Can you help our charity enhance patient care? There are many ways you can get involved, find out more.

For more information on how to apply for funds or for a list of current fundraising activities please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising at daniel.robson3@nhs.net.

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