We’ve been championing recovery and social inclusion for more than 55 years, working with people we support as equal partners in everything we do. But we want to go further to develop a culture in which equality, diversity, inclusion and fairness for all are valued.
Blue Monday – the third Monday in January – has become known as the most depressing day of the year in mainstream media with the day being attributed to returning to work after the Christmas break and the cold weather.
But with one in ten people living with a clinical diagnosis of depression, Richmond Fellowship, which is part of new national group Recovery Focus, is taking steps to remind people about the reality of living with a mental health problem every day of the year not just ‘Blue Monday’. Read more
Our services in Durham have been recognised by the North East Better Health at Work Award scheme following a number of health campaigns.
The Durham services were successful in securing the Bronze award after a year of promoting healthy living with information and courses on alcohol as well as managing mental health at work. Read more
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.
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
A mental health recovery house in Derby has teamed up with two local bike companies to set up a free cycle scheme to promote healthy living.
Residents at Trevayler, a medium term recovery service run by Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, have swapped four wheels for two in an effort to promote healthy living. Read more
Kevin Houchen, 42, took a break from managing the Ivy Leaf Club to tackle the Great Eastern Run in an impressive two hours and four minuets raising more than £850 for national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship.
Kevin’s wife Jo had a long history of anxiety and severe depression and was advised by doctors to give up work and challenge herself to do something fulfilling as Kevin explained:
Chris Musson, 51 from Southend, celebrated 15 years of working for Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, at a surprise party held by colleagues and residents at the charities’ supported housing service in Southend.
Derek Caren, Recovery Focus (the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities of which Richmond Fellowship is part of) group chief executive, will be addressing conference delegates and sharing information on our crisis model and our successful place of safety scheme held in conjunction with the Home Office.
We’re appealing for people to volunteer their time to support people living with mental health problems at an open event in Huddersfield.
Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, are calling on people to volunteer their time to support people living with mental health problems in Huddersfield and Kirklees.