Recovery Focus Group

Annual review focuses on our recovery successes

Our annual review for 2015 is out now and focuses on the innovative services we provide.

The publication, which also summarises our annual accounts, reflects on our new, national group of charities, Recovery Focus which Richmond Fellowship is a founding member of, and our ambition to become national experts in mental health and substance use support.

We launched Recovery Focus in October 2015 as a way to describe our new group which brings together Richmond Fellowship along with 2Care, Aquarius, Croflands Trust, CAN, and My Time.

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Richmond Fellowship recruiting new Chair

Richmond Fellowship is looking for an outstanding Chair to provide clear strategic leadership as part of our new group, Recovery Focus.

Recovery Focus is a new national group of charities providing a range of mental health and substance misuse support services across England. Our growth has been iterative and collaborative, and is ongoing, with a vision to create a group of like-minded organisations who  add value to each other and to  the people who use our services.

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Richmond Fellowship joins Recovery Focus

FINAL Recovery Focus logoRichmond Fellowship has today joined Recovery Focus, a new national group of charities bringing together organisations with strong individual services, innovative approaches, flexible local presence and a wide range of expertise from around England.

The new group boasts a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions.

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Cyclists on 300 mile recovery ride

Aquarius logoService users from our partner organisation Aquarius are set to undertake a 300 – mile charity bike ride to raise awareness of substance misuse and recovery.

The sponsored ride will be ridden by ten people who’re in recovery and will raise money to further the work of Aquarius and other organisations in the Midlands to promote recovery from addiction.

The ‘Tour De Recovery’ will set off from Leamington Spa on the 7th of September and arrive 5 days and 300 grueling miles later in Durham on the 12th of September.

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Challenging stigma during Men’s Health Week

Discussing mental health

Men’s mental health is a key area of campaigning for organisations like Richmond Fellowship.

Research * shows a great disparity in the ways men and women approach mental ill health or dealing with a mental health crisis with women more likely to turn to others for help or access services from their GP.

For Men’s Health Week we’re drawing attention to men who live with mental health problems.

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New partnership with Aquarius will help people with mental health and substance misuse problems

National mental health charity Richmond Fellowship and Midlands-based substance misuse support charity Aquarius are joining forces.

The two charities are entering into a formal partnership which will enable them to strengthen and improve the services they can offer to support people with mental health and substance misuse problems.

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Annual Review 2014 published

We’ve published our annual review for 2014.

As Richmond Fellowship develops into a new group so the annual review reflects the achievements of all the partner organisations – 2Care, CAN, Croftlands Trust and My Time.

Chief executive Derek Caren said: “The past year has been an exciting one for our new group of not-for-profit organisations. After getting the necessary legal and governance processes for forming a group out the way we’ve started to focus on how we can really get the most out of working together.

“We’ve created this partnership because we all want to strengthen what we do. We believe that by joining together we’ll be able to offer a wider range of services and develop more innovative ways of providing support. We’re all passionate about being socially inclusive, person-centred, and recovery focused. These shared values will help us build better services going forward that can adapt and flex to the changing needs of the people we support.”

We’re already seeing the benefits of this through the work we’re doing to expand and enhance our provision of crisis services, an emerging priority in the mental health sector.

We’re here to help people take control of their own recovery and achieve their dreams and ambitions. So we’ve devoted most of this year’s annual review to sharing a few of our success stories.

To read our annual review 2014 click here.