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
Staff from the charities Southampton and Portsmouth services took part in Portsmouth Pride to challenge mental health stigma and raise awareness. Read more
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.
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.
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.”