Deptherapy joins NCVO as part of
exciting expansion plans for 2017
As part of Deptherapy’s exciting plans for 2017 we are delighted to announce our membership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
Joining the NCVO is an important step that shows our commitment to building the very strongest foundations for the future. Membership gives us access to valuable resources and expertise that will help to maximise the potential of our work for our beneficiaries. We have also committed to maintaining and developing the highest standards by working towards gaining accreditation with the PQASSO Quality Mark.
This announcement comes at the start of what promises to be an exciting year for Deptherapy in which we will introduce more injured ex-servicemen to the benefits of diving than ever before.
In May and October, we will run two Open Water and Advanced Open Water programmes at Roots Red Sea. Mostly funded by the Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund, these programmes will cater for 20-25 divers. We have also used this funding to purchase dry suits to allow more experienced programme members to start UK diving and progress their continuing education.
Other courses already planned for 2017 include a Mental Health First Aid for the Armed Services Community Course in February and two Deptherapy Education Professional Courses in April and May.
Planning has also started on Deptherapy’s major 2018 expedition to Truk Lagoon, which has been funded by the Chancellor of the Exchequer using LIBOR funds. This funding means we are able to run two build-up programmes in 2016: a wreck liveaboard in the Red Sea and a further developmental programme later in the year.
For more info, please see the full press release. Deptherapy Press Release
DEPTHERAPY EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS’ COURSED
DIVECREW CROWTHORNE – BERKSHIRE – 23/24 April.
Please contact Martin Weddell at Divecrew for further details. As we work through this more will be published on our Facebook pages and website.
Likely to be a big course as lots are signing up from the Divecrew Pros’ Team.
Please post on our facebook group if you are interested and email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and to express interest.
Brilliant course and you get to work with the injured troops.
HEALTH FIRST AID FOR THE ARMED SERVICES COMMUNITY
Members of the Deptherapy Team took part in a day course run by Richard Castle one of our Patrons. Mental Health First Aid for the Armed Services Community is tailored towards the identification of mental health issues in those we work with on our programmes.
There are four core elements to the programme –
Section One – Mental Health First Aid for the Armed Services Community
Section Two – Suicide and Depression
Section Three- Self Harm, Eating Disorders and Psychosis
Section Four – Anxiety Disorders which includes TSD
The course is a mix of taught, videos, some of which are really potent and exercises.
The two really intense days of study were held at Coral Cay’s HQ in Farnham thanks to one of our other Patrons Alistair Cole.
In the Photo – left to right Jonathan Paul Etches (DE Instructor), Dr Oli Firth (Deptherapy Advisory Board and London Diving Chamber), Richard Cullen (Chairman), Simon Davey (Patron), Dot (Dorothy) Eaton(Patron), Stuart Green (DE DM), Richard Castle (our tutor), Daimon Haywood (Board Member), Dickie Henderson (DE Support Diver and Medic) ,Andy Alfred (Board Member), Martin Weddell (Board Member)
The course will equip the Team to provide even more help and support to our programme members.
First class course, first class board meeting, first class company. Thanks from all of us to Richard Castle