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.”

“These services offer people a safe and comfortable space to deal with their crisis in the short term while also helping them to find tools to manage their mental health and access support in the community for the future.”

We run a number of crisis services including in Leicestershire and Derbyshire, and are piloting an ‘alternative place of safety’ to custody with the Home Office and the local police and NHS in West Sussex.

The awards ceremony was held in South London and included guest speaker Mark Brown, Development Director for Social Spider CIC and former editor of One in Four magazine.

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