A charity mental health support service in Wakefield is celebrating ten years of making recovery reality and reducing mental health stigma with an event on Tuesday, 5 May.
Woodside supported housing, a scheme run by Richmond Fellowship, the national mental charity, has been helping people on their recovery journey for ten years.
To mark the occasion staff and residents past and present will be gathering at Woodside to celebrate making mental health recovery a reality.
James Broady has been a support worker for Richmond Fellowship at Woodside for eight years. In that time he’s seen people progress and been supported to learn the skills and gain the confidence to move onto more independent living.
He said: “We’re all very excited to be marking ten years of making mental health recovery a reality here at Woodside. We have a very dedicated staff who’re on hand to support our residents along their recovery journeys.
“We’re all gathering to celebrate this huge landmark and to look toward the future. It’s been inspiring to see so many people succeed at Woodside over the years and move onto independent living – everyone here is excited to keep doing so.”
Woodside provides safe and supportive accommodation for people living with mental health problems in Wakefield.
Derek Caren, chief executive of Richmond Fellowship said: “It’s a great pleasure to see our service at Woodside reach the ten year mark. In that time they’ve supported many people on their road to mental health recovery and given them a new lease of life.
“The team do fantastic work every day to make mental health recovery a reality for people living with mental health problems.”
Richmond Fellowship runs mental health services throughout England including employment services, community programmes, supported housing and crisis support.