The Duchy Health Charity

supporting Cornwalls health and well-being

The Duchy Health Charity’s purpose is to help improve health and health care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Latest News

Second grant from Duchy Heath Charity to Cornwall Hospice Care

The Duchy Health Charity has once again supported Cornwall Hospice Care with a second grant in 12 months of £10,000. The two grants have been awarded to the £1.4 million refurbishment of Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell. The remaining costs have been met with help from other Charitable Trusts, a NHS England Capital Grant and a significant legacy left to the charity in 2011.

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“I am who I am” Seminar Newsletter available for download  

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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.
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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.
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“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.
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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.

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Duchy Health Charity's 2012 Seminar on Mental Health provision in
transition , 'I am who I am'at the Headland, Newquay has been hailed
a success by many of the 98 delegates who attended.
'Excellent forum for networking and helping to drive change through'
'A greater understanding of the GP perspectives'
 
' I know know that I have to feed back to management, strengthen partnership collaboration,learn to think and work differently to try to dispel the myth of them and us...'
 
(As third sector supplier) 'get myself known across the GP surgeries in my area, explaining our services and how we can support their patients' needs'
 
' A sense of the potential for a really constructive shift in the provision of person centered Mental Health provision... concerns that all the good ideas will dissipate on leaving'
 
Duchy Health Charity will shortly be announcing the date for a follow up meeting in the next eight weeks to take the Seminar resolves forward.
 

DHC SUPPORTS SAILING FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN CORNWALL

The Duchy Health Charity has opened up sailing adventures to more of Cornwall's disabled children with a £3000 grant to the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Trust.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Click here to read the full story and resulting press coverage!

 

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Arthur Hollman Lecture
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Cornubia Launch
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WFA - Celtic Storm
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