Sky dive for mental health awareness

emma-sky-diveAn Isle of Wight Woman will jump 10,000ft to raise money and awareness for mental health services on the island with a charity sky dive.

Emma Gerring, 31, from Cowes is the registered manager of a local care home and is taking on her challenge to support national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship and their services on the island. Read more

We’re appealing for volunteers in Leicester

Box Tree Farm exterior - compressedRichmond Fellowship, the national mental health charity part of Recovery Focus, is calling upon people from all backgrounds to volunteer and support people living with mental health problems as part of volunteers’ week.

We operate a community based life links service from our office in Leicester as well as a pioneering crisis house and helpline in Ratby. Read more

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Princess Alexandra visits Sparky’s Café

Sparky's-Café-GuildfordOur new mental health support café in Guildford received a royal visit as part of HRH Princess Alexandra’s tour of Farnham Road Hospital.

Staff at Sparky’s, a social enterprise café providing people recovering from mental health and substance use problems, provided refreshments to delegates as they visited the refurbished NHS mental health hospital. Read more

Mental health charity takes beneficiary spot in the Sudbury Fun Run

Team Sparky at last year's event

A national mental health charity has been selected as one of three official beneficiaries of this year’s Sudbury Fun Run.

The annual run, which takes place on Good Friday 25 March, is one of the major longstanding sporting and fundraising events in the town and has taken place in various forms since the 1980s. It attracts 500 runners each year. Read more

Cambridgeshire man runs half marathon for charity that supported wife’s mental health

Kevin and JoA St. Ives man completed his first half marathon to raise money and awareness for the mental health charity that helped  his wife on her recovery journey.

Kevin Houchen, 42, took a break from managing the Ivy Leaf Club to tackle the Great Eastern Run in an impressive two hours and four minuets raising  more than £850 for national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship.

Kevin’s wife Jo had a long  history of anxiety and severe depression and was advised by doctors to give up work and challenge herself to do something fulfilling as Kevin explained:

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Seeking the next generation of volunteers

Volunteers in action - could you join them?

We’re appealing for people to volunteer their time to support people living with mental health problems at an open event in Huddersfield.

Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, are calling on people to volunteer their time to support people living with mental health problems in Huddersfield and Kirklees.

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Running for the mental health charity that saved my life

Paula RobertsA Darlington woman is set to take on the Redcar half marathon to raise money and awareness for the charity that helped save her life.

Paula Roberts, 31, is aiming to complete the 13.1 mile run in two hours fifteen minutes in support of Richmond Fellowship, the national charity making mental health recovery reality.

And whilst the money raised will help support people living with mental health problems, Paula is also determined to use her marathon challenge to raise awareness for Richmond Fellowship and help tackle mental health stigma. Read more