Who WE are


Richmond Fellowship is a national mental health charity which has been Making Recovery Reality for over 60 years.

Since 1959, our services have pioneered work with individuals, communities, and families to overcome mental ill health and support people on their recovery journeys.

We’ve developed our range of services hand-in-hand with the people we support to ensure they are built for those most in need.

The thousands of people we support every year across England move on to independent living, find or retain paid employment or receive short term intervention support when in a crisis.

Models to SUPPORT recovery

Our models to support recovery are:

  • Supported Housing and Residential Recovery Services
  • Crisis Services and Havens
  • Employment Services
  • Community Based Services
  • Social Enterprises
  • Domestic Abuse Services


Our values are at the heart of what we do:

  • Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
  • Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
  • Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
  • Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.


Our approach to recovery is what makes us a leader in mental health recovery.

We help people to:

  • Actively take part in decisions about their support
  • Give them ownership and control around the support they receive
  • Take part in activities they value, including mainstream community activities
  • Live in accommodation that promotes their independence and recovery
  • Benefit from the type of support they are receiving – be it practical, emotional, social, personal, cultural or spiritual
  • Achieve new levels of self confidence and independence.


We are proud to have Princess Alexandra as our Patron.

Princess Alexandra is Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin and is a working member of the Royal Family.

Princess Alexandra has a strong affiliation with Richmond Fellowship, through her passion for mental health.

We’ve been privileged to host the Princess at events in the past, including at our Old Moat Garden Centre celebration day in 2018 where she met staff and people we support.

Mental health care, palliative care and international aid remain close to the Princess’s heart. You can find out more here.

“I would’ve lost all hope if it hadn’t been for the REASSURING SUPPORT of Richmond Fellowship and my recovery worker.”

“Mental health recovery is AT THE HEART of of everything we do!”

“I feel that EVERY PERSON should be given a chance to achieve things in their lives no matter how big or small.”

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