Together Drug & Alcohol Service launches April 2018

A partnership of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), Devon Doctors and Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) has been successful in its bid to deliver Together Drug & Alcohol Service in communities across Devon. The five year contract with Devon County Council will launch 1st April 2018.Together Drug & Alcohol Service launches April 2018

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EDP announced as finalist in BQF Awards

Since November 2016 EDP have been members of the BQF (British Quality Foundation). Each year the BQF hold their annual awards to highlight those driving forward excellence within their organisations. Earlier this year EDP submitted an application for our Hidden Gems project to be considered for one of the BQF 2018 Awards; the Innovation in Sustainability and Society Award. We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for this award alongside Phoenix Futures, National Express and Northumbrian Water! There were many excellent nominations received for each category so we are exceptionally proud to see...EDP announced as finalist in BQF Awards

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Recovery Sound System visit Langdon Hospital

Last week our two members of the EDP team in Devon ran a Recovery Sound System ‘upcycle’ workshop with 6 patients, a member of staff and an OT student at Langdon Hospital Discovery Centre. EDP’s Recovery Sound System (RSS) aims to make a difference through music and connecting with others. The team work with people to ‘reclaim’ a song that was once important to them but has been too difficult to listen to since that time and use it to capturing the story of their recovery. Moving away from the story of ‘what is the matter’ into ‘what matters’...Recovery Sound System visit Langdon Hospital

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Breaking Free Online and EDP Enter Long-Term Partnership

EDP are excited to announce a new partnership with Breaking Free Online which will enable us to offer their digital behavioural change programme as part of our new Reach Drug & Alcohol Services in Dorset and Poole, which is delivered in partnership with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP) and Essential Drug and Alcohol Services (EDAS).Breaking Free Online and EDP Enter Long-Term Partnership

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Making Everyday First Aid more accessible

Sophie Barton from our Dorset service was recently given the opportunity to learn how to teach others Everyday First Aid. Here she shares how she has been able to use her training to pass on lifesaving techniques onto others. In June 2017 I attended two full days training alongside fellow colleagues from across Dorset at the British Red Cross in Poundbury. The training was delivered by Sara-Louise Hodges with the title ‘Everyday First Aid educators training’. The aim of the training was to equip us with the skills and knowledge to deliver basic everyday first aid training to our...Making Everyday First Aid more accessible

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Reach Drug and Alcohol Services, Dorset

REACH Drug and Alcohol Services, the new community alcohol and drugs service for Dorset, is now live and offering support. REACH is a partnership between EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP) and Essential Drug and Alcohol Services (EDAS). We have three hubs (Christchurch, Gillingham and Weymouth), and a number of satellite services, across the county where you can get support.Reach Drug and Alcohol Services, Dorset

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EDP Swanage help out at Purbeck Marathon for third year

For the last 3 years EDP Swanage have been partnering with the organisers of the Purbeck Marathon with peer mentors and volunteers giving their time to help marshal the race. Read about Malcolm and Jacky’s experience of being involved. “On Sunday 17th September, I volunteered once again at the Purbeck Marathon. The Purbeck Marathon takes place in Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast which has spectacular history, landscapes and views. This is a local community event with the proceeds being distributed amongst local charities. As a member of the EDP Relative Support Group, I took part in return for...EDP Swanage help out at Purbeck Marathon for third year

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Devon Wellbeing and Recovery Fair a success

Last month we partnered with Ripple Effect to host the  Devon Wellbeing and Recovery Fair at Politmore House. It was a great day showcasing many of the organisations offering support for people wanting to improve their health and wellbeing.Devon Wellbeing and Recovery Fair a success

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Beyond November attend exciting event

Volunteers from our Hidden Gems project ‘Beyond November’, Bryan and Steve, recently were invited to support the Royal British Legion (RBL) in Devon at an exciting event for the organisation. They attended the formal signing of an Affiliation agreement between the RBL and Bickleigh Royal Marine Stable. Both Bryan and Steve were extremely proud to be part of the event and were invited to be guests of 42 Commando for a tour of the base and a chance to meet serving Royal Marines. They were able to let them know about our exciting Beyond November and what it is...Beyond November attend exciting event

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