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“I am who I am” –
Duchy Health Charity film puts the "story" into mental healthcare
One of the UK’s top film-makers has created a moving and thought-provoking “short” which aims to put the personal narrative back into the care of thousands of people who suffer from mental health problems.
In Ben Giles’ film “I am who I am” experts in the field and patients themselves explain how personal stories and being given the time to be heard are the key to unlocking the best course of care for individual people.
TAYLA’S NAME IMMORTALISED ON CORNISH CHARITY’S NEWEST “BLOOD BIKE”
The name of a little girl who died in a tragic accident in September is being proudly carried on the side of a motor-bike which helps support the emergency services in Cornwall.
The so-called “Blood Bike”, the latest in the fleet of the Cornwall Freewheelers charity which courier “medical essentials” out of hours to wherever they are needed around the county, was bought primarily through a £14,000 grant from the Duchy Health Charity.
“Best Practice” Mental Healthcare Model Rolls Out Across Duchy
A North Cornwall pilot project which brings healthcare professionals into partnership with Third Sector experts for the all-round care of people suffering mental health problems is set to be rolled out across the county – and could provide a model of “best practice” nationwide.
The ground-breaking, cross-sector project places patients and their individual stories firmly at the centre of all discussions regarding their care and treatment – understanding that mental illnesses take many forms and that each person's history is crucial to helping them cope with their lives.
Pupils’ Plaudits for Cornwall’s School-Based Health Centres
The enthusiasm and support of hundreds of pupils from three Cornish schools for Health Centres they themselves helped set up has been channelled into short films set before a Conference of health and educational professionals this week.
The three School-based Integrated Health Centres were set up as a pilot-project - with £800,000 backing from the Duchy Health Charity - at Penair in Truro, Bude and Hayle Schools to provide a private space where students can discuss anything affecting their physical and mental health and wellbeing - from abuse, violence or bullying to issues with relationships, fitness and body image.
Duchy Health Charity's 2012 Seminar on Mental Health provision in
DHC SUPPORTS SAILING FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN CORNWALL
NEW WHEELS FOR WHEELED FOOTBALLERS
Celtic Storm – Cornwall’s powerchair football club - will be putting us all in a spin at our AGM with a whirlwind “thank-you” for £35,000 which has bought them the wheels they need to compete all over the country.
INTEGRATED HEALTH CENTRES
TO BRING WELL BEING TO CORNWALL'S CHILDREN
The Duchy Health Charity is a partner funder of these centres currently under construction and sited adjacent to three schools in Cornwall; Penair, Truro, Budehaven in North Cornwall and Hayle in the South West.
DHC ANNUAL LECTURE BY ARTHUR HOLLMAN
The lecturer described the wonderful properties of plants and how, over centuries, they became a mainstay of modern medicine. This was the subject of the Duchy Health Charity’s President’s Lecture at the Knowledge Spa on April 14 2011.
FRIENDS IN NEED - DHC SUPPORTING CORNWALL'S YOUNG AND OLD
THE Duchy Health Charity is helping Cornwall’s younger and older
generations in its latest round of grants aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people throughout the county.
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PATRON H.R.H. Prince Charles, The Duke of Cornwall