COOL Recovery Fancy Dress Walk 2013
On the 12th June 2013 COOL Recovery will be holding their annual fancy dress walk.
Leaving from the COOL house promptly at 10:00am the walk will end at the new Paignton Carers Centre in Paignton Library at about 12:30pm.
All are welcome to join us on the walk and collecting donations en route.
We will be welcomed by the Newton Bushel Morris Dancers and the Paignton Carers Centre doors will open at 1:15pm
Please help us by getting sponsored (Form available below or directly from COOL house)
We hope to see you there for a day of fun
Fancy Dress Walk Sponsorship Form
Fancy Dress Walk Poster
Fancy Dress Walk Flyer
Rosie Prowse Memorial Concert
A wonderful tribute with great music from Newton Abbot Symphony Orchestra & singer Brian Mallet, as well as delicious food.
£800 was raised for COOL.
Thank you Phillip, family & friends. It was a privilege to be there.
A new support group for families of people affected by mental health issues.
The United Reformed Church, Teignmouth
Date & Time:-
13th May 2013 from 1:30pm till 3:30pm
Famililes & Psychosis
Dr Tom Cant (Consultant Psychiatrist, S. Hams & W Devon Urgent & Inpatient Services, based at Glenbourne Unit, Plymouth & Associate Clinical Director, S Hams & W Devon) will be running eight 1 hour sessions on ways of maintaining your own health & wellbeing while supporting a relative or friend affected by psychosis ie. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression.
South Brent Old School Community Centre, Totnes Road, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
Starting 13th May 2013 From 5:00pm till 7:00pm
Come and meet the Clinical Commissioning Group
South Devon & Torbay CCG represents all of the local GP practices. Following authorisation on 1st April 2013, South Devon & Torbay CCG has become a formal NHS body responsible for buying & developing services for the local patients.
We will be holding three open meetings where you can come and meet us, find out what we are doing, ask questions and make suggestions.
There will be information and presentations about what we do, round table discussions with members of the CCG & questions to a panel.
Places may be limited so lets us know you are coming and receive an agenda.
Harbertonford Village Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton, Totnes, TQ9 7SE
Monday 20th May 2013 from 6:00pm till 8:30pm
Riviera International Conference Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LZ
Monday 3rd June 2013 from 6:00pm till 8:30pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conferencing Centre, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF
Tuesday 11th June 2013 from 6:00pm till 8:30pm
CCG at Pomona House, Oak View Close, Torquay TQ2 7FF, Tel:
01803 652500, EMail:
Carers in Crisis
COOL House Carers Day with guest Richard Turner, whose job is to carry out reviews after serious incidents involving people using Devon Partnership Trust mental health services.
Richard writes "In one of my recent reviews there was a recommendation that DPT needs to omprove the information and support that it offers to carers when someone is in crisis. I was also hoping to get some carer & service user input into the work and wondered if anyone in your organisation might be interested in getting involved even if just to discuss the idea, how to progress it."
The COOL House, 17 Morgan Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5RP
Date & Time:-
22nd May 2013 from 11:00am
COOL Recovery or Richard Turner Root Cause Lead Facilitator, Risk Team DPT Tel:
01803 208353. mob 0770 304 4587
New to COOL
The Bridging the Gap Partnership
Bridging the Gap has been formed by Cool Recovery and the first partner is the Mirror Mirror PLayback Theatre. We aim to improve the outcomes for people with a dual diagnosis of mental illness & substance misuse.
Having known so many people 'fall between the cracks' unable to get the help they and their family need, we would like to hear from people in S Hams who have needed or used Mental Health & Drug & Alcohol Services and would like to help in 'Bridging the Gap'.
Currently an event is being planned around 'Duel Diagnosis: Mental Health and Substance Misuse"
. It is titled 'Between the Cracks: Bridging the Gap'
, and hopes to build better and more joined up services for people with a duel diagnosis.
Bridging the Gap is going to be talking to users and working with the third sector and is dedicated to bringing the three voices together.