Chair of Richmond New Zealand Graeme Bell and chief executive Dr Barbara Disley along with Sir Anand Satyanand, chair of its Trust, paid us a visit this week as part of an international fact-finding tour.
Members of our executive team spent time with them discussing our two organisations and our approaches to recovery and then they were shown round our services in Northampton. They also got a chance to meet with our colleagues from CAN.
After Richmond Fellowship was formed in 1959 by Elly Jansen, her model of therapeutic communities was adopted around the world and an international network of ‘Richmond Fellowships’ was created. Richmond New Zealand was set up in 1978 and is now one of the largest non-government providers of community mental health and disability support services in NZ.
You can find out more by visiting its website: www.richmond.org.nz