Richmond Fellowship launches its ENRICH awards 2016

EnrichEach year Richmond Fellowship runs its ENRICH achievement awards scheme to recognise the successes our teams have had over the past year.

ENRICH stands for Enabling, Networking, Respect, Inclusion, Community and Hope – our values and key areas we want to celebrate.

It’s been another really busy year and our teams have achieved some great things across the country. The awards are a special opportunity for people to nominate the teams they work with for their fantastic contributions to making recovery reality.

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Award win for mental health services in Birmingham

My Time awardBirmingham based mental health charity My Time has been recognized for their work in supporting people with mental health problems in the Asian community.

My Time, an integrated division of Richmond Fellowship which is part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, has received an award for the best voluntary organisation and was recognised as having the best staff serving the local community in Birmingham by the Midland Asian Community Achievement Awards Association. Read more

Mental health cafe scoops NHS award

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A charity run café which aims to tackle mental health stigma in Blackpool has won a prestigious NHS award barely ten months since its doors opened.

Sparky’s, the pioneering social café run by Richmond Fellowship, the national charity making mental health recovery reality, took top prize for the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2015.

The award comes thanks to Sparky’s work in tackling mental health stigma and providing opportunities for people living with mental health problems to gain the confidence and skills to return to work through volunteering and apprenticeships.

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Richmond Fellowship’s ‘brilliant’ teams secure Matrix Standard accreditation


Matrix-standard-logoRichmond Fellowship has once again successfully retained its Matrix Standard accreditation. The assessor described our teams as ‘brilliant’ and was impressed by their level of passion and commitment to the people we support.

The Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals. We provide employment support services which help people return to paid employment, voluntary work or training and to stay in work.

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Charity grant to protect young people from sexual exploitation

CANLogoVulnerable young people in Bedford will receive a greater level support against sexual exploitation after Richmond Fellowship’s partner organisation CAN received a £100,000 grant to help combat the problem.

CAN, the charity organisation supporting people who’ve experienced problems with drugs, alcohol or homelessness, operates services for young people across Bedfordshire as part of the national Richmond Fellowship group, a partnership of mental health and substance misuse charities.

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Richmond Fellowship scoops ERSA employability award

ERSA Award 2015

Richmond Fellowship’s East Surrey Employment Service fought off stiff competition to secure the ERSA Employability Award for Supply Chain Partner of the Year at an awards ceremony in London last night (16 June).

The ERSA awards recognise organisations throughout the country who work to help job seekers find meaningful employment. The award was presented by the minister of state for employment, Priti Patel.

The East Surrey team was nominated by G4S for its partnership with them on their Work Programme. We were recognised as ‘The best performing subcontractor across all G4S Work Programme Delivery.’

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Mental health worker celebrates thesis publication

Roisin Vahey celebrates at graduation ceremony

A mental health support worker in Kent is celebrating after her thesis was published in The International Journal of Psychology and Physiological Therapy, a leading medical journal.

Roisin Vahey, a support worker from Zimbabwe, works for Richmond Fellowship, the national charity making mental health recovery reality, and is using her degree knowledge to help support people in the area living with mental health problems.

Her thesis, entitled Galvanic Skin Response in Mood Disorders: A Critical Review, explores the impact of Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), a process that measures variations in the electrical characteristics of the skin, with specific reference to individuals with mood disorders such as depression.

Roisin hopes that her research will lead to development of GSR as an effective assessment tool of efficacy for different therapies and treatments for people living with mental health problems.

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Richmond Fellowship narrowly misses out on crisis award

National Alliance of Voluntary Sector Mental Health Providers

National Alliance of Voluntary Sector Mental Health Providers

Richmond Fellowship’s crisis care services narrowly missed out on a national award following the launch of services in Leicestershire and West Sussex.

The Mental Health Provider’s Forum (MHPF) voluntary sector awards recognise achievement across the mental health sector and Richmond Fellowship’s Crisis services were shortlisted in the crisis care category.

Christine Lawrence, locality manager for Richmond Fellowship in Leicestershire attended the awards lunch today to represent us.

She said: “We’re obviously disappointed to miss out on the award. To even be nominated for such a prestigious award shows how well our crisis services have been doing and the importance of this support.”

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Enrich awards recognise mental health service successes

Richmond Fellowship celebrates ENRICH achievement awards

Enrich awards 2015

Enrich awards 2015

Richmond Fellowship has released the winners of its annual Enrich awards, recognising successes in providing outstanding mental health services across the country.

The ENRICH awards stand for Enabling, Networking, Respect, Inclusion, Community and Hope, with each category representing one of Richmond Fellowship’s organisational values or an important aspect of the way they make mental health recovery a reality.

The Hope category gave the people supported by Richmond Fellowship the opportunity to nominate the team that has had the most impact on their lives.

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