Entries by Paul Boden

Motherhood and Bipolar – Jodi’s story

Jodi is a mother to Molly and has bipolar and PTSD. She first came to using our crisis house after a break down in her relationship left her in need of support. Following her time in the crisis house she has gone on to have her baby girl and has risen to the challenges of […]

New Lancashire mental health service offers A&E alternative

A national charity is launching a new service in Lancashire to provide an alternative to A&E for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, has received funding from the NHS to open a crisis house in the county to provide emergency accommodation for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Richmond Fellowship marks World Mental Health Day

National mental health charity Richmond Fellowship galvanised its services around the country to challenge stigma as part of World Mental Health Day. The annual awareness event on 10 October saw the national charities’ Chorley community service team up with a local choir to stage a ‘Flash Mob Choir’ in the town centre involving over 100 […]

Wellbeing service marks anniversary

More than 6,000 people have been helped in the first year of an innovative, free community wellbeing service in Lancashire. The Lancashire Wellbeing Service, run in partnership between charities Richmond Fellowship, Age Concern Central Lancashire, & n-compass Northwest Ltd, was launched in September 2015 to help vulnerable people aged 18 and over deal with issues affecting […]

Sky dive for mental health awareness

An 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 […]

Mental health services doing an important job in Cambridge

Mental health services in Cambridgeshire are ‘doing a very important job in a very effective way’ according to a leading service user network. Services from national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, in Wisbeth, March and Godmanchester were visited and independently appraised by the SUN Network.