Wellbeing service marks anniversary

lancashire-wellbeing-service-logo-final-jpgMore 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 their ability to be healthy and happy. Read more

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Tell us what you think of our services

survey-graphicWe want to find out what people using Richmond Fellowship’s services like about the work we do and what they want us to improve.

Feedback from people we support is really valuable as it helps us see how we’re getting on and to demonstrate what we’re doing well.

It also highlights some of the areas that people would like us to do better at so we can address these and make sure that our services are always improving.

You can complete the survey online by clicking here or by filling our a paper version. Please speak to a member of staff at your service for a paper copy.

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Mental health services doing an important job in Cambridge

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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. Read more

Richmond Fellowship awarded Employer of the Year

Progress to excellence logoRichmond Fellowship was named Employer of the Year at Progress to Excellence’s Training and Education Awards, held this month in Liverpool.

The national mental health charity, part of Recovery Focus, won in the category for more than 250 employees for their contribution to the communities they support through a commitment to training. Progress to Excellence is a specialist training provider in the health and social care sector. Read more

Cambridge woman takes on monster challenge to raise funds for Richmond Fellowship

A Cambridge woman is taking on the monster challenge of swimming, cycling and running to raise money for Richmond Fellowship.

Mara Sheldon and her husband are taking part in the Monster Sprint Triathlon in Feltwell near Thetford on Sunday (26 June). As an extra incentive for their training they decided to raise funds to support people experiencing mental health problems.

Mara, who works next door to Richmond Fellowship’s Cambridge Employment Service offices, said: “We wanted to do something in recognition of the important and amazing people some in our lives now and others sadly no longer with us, who have struggled and continue to struggle with mental illness. We also wanted to support a local charity.”

Good luck to the pair who will be aiming to complete a 450m swim, a 21km bike ride and then a 4km run. To support their fundraising efforts visit their JustGiving page.

We’re listening and learning from our latest satisfaction survey

Listening-and-Learning-2016-front cover96% of people using our services would recommend Richmond Fellowship to friends and family, according to our latest satisfaction survey.

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.

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Sparky’s cafe celebrates anniversary

Sparky's cafeThe Mayor of Blackpool praised the efforts of a charity community café in tackling mental health stigma during its one year celebrations.

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