In our peer support service, all our staff have experienced mental ill health and have used mental health services. In addition, to become a peer supporter, they have completed the peer employment training provided by Recovery Innovations.
This Richmond Fellowship service is a part of Pathfinder West Sussex, supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing. Pathfinder is an alliance of organisations providing a single point of access to mental health support across West Sussex. To find out more, visit www.pathfinderwestsussex.org.uk.
How we help
Working alongside a trained peer support worker, who have their own experience of mental ill health to help you build strategies and explore your own unique goals and aspirations.
A personal support plan will be developed with you to keep a record of your goals and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Richmond Fellowship has a variety of group sessions that can be delivered. We can deliver condition specific groups, such as the depression support group, led by a peer support worker or more social based groups and activities depending on the needs or those we are working with.
Who we can help
Our service is for adults aged over 18 with mental ill health who are registered with a GP and/or are resident in the areas served by Horsham and Crawley Borough Councils or Chichester District Council.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.