As one of the leading mental health charities in England, Richmond Fellowship is joining in with this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day 2022 and opening up the conversation about “making mental health a global priority”.
Our local services are at the heart of everything we do in Making Recovery Reality. We want to look at this theme from the ground up, and demonstrate how their amazing work at a local and regional level contributes to making mental health a national and indeed global priority.
The support you give when fundraising and donating helps services to organise activities for the people using our services. The activities our services run contribute to recovery and enable individuals to have hope and motivation.
Our services are often charity beneficiaries of fun runs, marathons, and physical activities – not least because of the connections between exercise and looking after our wellbeing.
For example, in September this year, Richmond Fellowship’s Castle Young People Supported Housing service was selected as one of three charity beneficiaries of the Northstowe Running Festival in Cambridgeshire.
Castle Service provides housing related support for 16 to 25 years olds who are living with mental ill health. The service has been supporting young people on their recovery journeys in Cambridge since the 1980s.
Runners had the opportunity to sign up and choose Richmond Fellowship as their charity to fundraise for.
Staff from the service were also on hand across the weekend of the event to talk about the work of Castle and to signpost to other services also run by Richmond Fellowship in the area.
The money raised from those who ran on behalf of Richmond Fellowship, will be used to provide a range of recovery activities for the people we support.
The Castle Service is very much rooted in the local community and has been grassroots fundraising for many years to provide even more support and activities for the young people tey work with. This includes at Cambridge’s annual Mill Road Winter Fair, where previously the money raised has been used to provide materials for art projects as well as taking people we support to a football match.
If you organise a wellbeing activity in your local area, and you’d like to support Richmond Fellowship by selecting it as a charity beneficiary please contact us today for more information.
If you’re taking part in a local fun and would like to support your local Richmond Fellowship service by fundraising for us, find out more information here.
To make a donation to Richmond Fellowship, you can do so using our online donations portal, managed by Enthuse, here.
Thank you for your support.