Entries by Paul Boden

David Millard retires from Recovery Focus board

Recovery Focus would like to thank Board member David Millard for his long service to Aquarius and the Recovery Focus Group Board as he takes retirement. After an initial degree in English and Philosophy, David worked for the Probation Service between 1963 and 1997. He worked initially in Staffordshire and latterly in the West Midlands, […]

Recovery Focus appoints Director of Digital Transformation

Recovery Focus is proud to announce Trevor Moore as Group Director of Digital Transformation. The national group of charities (which includes Richmond Fellowship, Aquarius and My Time) has the ambition to bring their services into the digital age, utilising technology to better support people. Trevor joins Recovery Focus from Qatar University where he oversaw the […]

Annual review 2016 – Inspiring Individuals

We’re delighted to bring you our 2016 Annual Review – Inspiring Individuals. You can read it here: Recovery Focus Annual Review 2016 Derek Caren, Group Chief Executive of Recovery Focus, said: “This year we have brought together stories of inspiring individuals throughout the Recovery Focus group to bring to life the fantastic services our organisation provides. […]

Sikh community target of Alcohol Awareness campaign

A midlands charity is seeking to tackle the taboo issue of alcohol misuse in the Sikh community as part of Alcohol Awareness Week. Aquarius, part of Recovery Focus, is working to tackle growing alcohol misuse in Sikh Punjabi community after research from the University of Bedfordshire found they’re ‘slipping through the net’ of services.

It’s okay to talk about suicide

Recovery Focus, as a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), is teaming up with Andy’s Man Clubs to encourage men to reach out for help and support when life feels overwhelming. In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, (Sept 10), we are one of 70 organisations in England who are joining together […]

New film tackles mental health stigma

A new film giving insight into the reality of living with depression was premiered today as part of the Working Together forum from national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship. Day by day was created by people using services from Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus the national group of mental health and substance use charities, […]