Richmond Fellowship News

Below you’ll find all the latest news from Richmond Fellowship. For comment, interviews, case studies or information on our latest news, journalists can contact Richmond Fellowship’s Communications and Marketing team on communications@richmondfellowship.org.uk or phone 020 7697 3364.


Isle of Wight Safe Haven opening hours – 21-27 January

Richmond Fellowship’s Safe Haven on the Isle of Wight will be available on the following days from Monday 21 January to Sunday 27 January. Monday 21 January: Fully Open Tuesday 22 January: Fully Open Wednesday 23 January: Fully Open Thursday 24 January: Fully Open Friday 25 January: Fully Open Saturday 26 January: Fully Open Sunday […]

Isle of Wight Safe Haven opening hours – 7-20 January

Richmond Fellowship’s Safe Haven on the Isle of Wight will be available on the following days from Monday 7 January to Sunday 20 January. Monday 7 January: Fully Open Tuesday 8 January: Closed Wednesday 9 January: Closed Thursday 10 January: Fully Open Friday 11 January: Fully Open Saturday 12 January: Closed Sunday 13 January: Partially […]

NHS Long Term Plan Comment

In response to the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, Derek Caren, Chief Executive of Richmond Fellowship said: We welcome the focus on mental ill health in the long term funding plan. Currently, there is massive pressure on facilities with the result that many people are not getting the help they need quickly enough […]

Isle of Wight Safe Haven opening hours – 4-7 January

Richmond Fellowship’s Safe Haven on the Isle of Wight will be available at the following times from Friday 4 January to Monday 7 January. Friday 4 January: 5pm-10pm – you will be able to talk to staff for support via phone Saturday 5 January: 10am-10pm – building is open as usual Sunday 6 January: 10am-10pm – building […]

Isle of Wight mental health drop-in service media statement

Our Safe Haven on the Isle of Wight, a drop in service for people experiencing a mental health crisis, is currently open for limited hours due to staff shortages. Sue Lightfoot, Head of Commissioning Mental Health, Learning Disability and Dementia at NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, said: This situation is very worrying for […]

Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

Last year the Prime Minister announced an Independent Review of the Mental Health Act – which sets out when a person can be detained and treated in hospital against their wishes – to look at how it is used and how it can be improved. Over the course of 2018, the Review has heard from […]