After securing Investors in Diversity accreditation at the start of the year, Richmond Fellowship has now published a short booklet explaining our commitment and how we’re putting it into action.
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Richmond 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
96% of respondents also said we’d helped to improve the quality of their life and 95% said they felt listened to.
A summary of our latest service satisfaction survey, Listening and Learning, has now been published and highlights where we’ve done well and where we need to improve, as well as explaining what work is being done to respond to this feedback.
Cllr. Kath Rowson, Mayor of Blackpool, joined representatives from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool College and national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship to celebrate the one year anniversary of Sparky’s Café at The Harbour hospital in Blackpool. Read more
Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, operates an employment service in Peterborough which is hoping to increase the number of people living with mental health problems it supports through moving to a new site. Read more
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
The recovery college from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is working alongside national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, to provide a peer supported element to the courses on offer. Read more
Taking on the lessons from our award winning Sparky’s in Blackpool which opened last year, Sparky’s Guilford will provide good quality food as well as employment and volunteering opportunities for people living with mental health problems.
Steve Smith-Trask, managing director for Richmond Fellowship (south) said: “We’re delighted to be up and running with our latest Sparky’s café in Guildford.
“Sparky’s provides a welcoming atmosphere where people can go for a relaxing chat with friends and learn more about mental health and the ways we’re striving to make recovery a reality. We want the simple act of having a snack and a chat to be a platform for challenging mental health stigma and helping people feel a valued part of their community.”
The Wiltshire Recovery and Social Inclusion Service will support people living with mental health problems to improve their wellbeing through a combination of community and specialist support. It’s being funded by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Read more
Richmond Fellowship provides both supported housing and community services in the area and funds raised from the run will help support the people accessing services in the area. Read more