Wakefield Community Support

Community Support

Who we are

Richmond Fellowship’s Wakefield Community Based Support service works with individuals affected by mental ill health already living in their own homes to receive assistance with day-to-day tasks and activities, such as budgeting finances or doing the weekly food shop.

What we do

We are a crisis drop-in service delivered throughout Wakefield and Five Towns providing information, advice and guidance to people suffering from mental ill health.

A 12 week support programme is run which provides one-one-to support to people that need support with mental ill health, including poor self esteem, social isolation, budgeting and finance, accessing support services.

We provide a Peer Support Hub. This runs a programme of groups and courses for and by people that have a mental health problem with the aim of reducing social isolation and facilitating peer support. Groups include crafts, Internet café, scrapbooking, wellbeing and many others.

We also offer volunteering opportunities within our peer support service. This includes facilitating and co-facilitating groups and courses, administration, graphic design and providing advice and guidance to people with mental ill health.

Who we help

Our service is available for individuals aged 17 and over, living in Wakefield and Five Towns with a mental health diagnosis.

Getting referred

For our drop-in service no referral is required. Just come along to one of our drop-in venues.

For a 12 week support programme, peer support or volunteering, please request a form and return to us by e-mail, post or in person.

Referrals can be made by the indiviual themselves or by a professional involved in their care or support e.g. GP, support worker, Job Centre adviser or psychiatrist.

Once received, the referral will be logged and the individual will be invited to attend an initial assessment meeting with their community link worker or the peer support co-ordinator.

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