Entries by Paul Boden

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, […]

Voluntary sector offering a better financial and humane solution

Voluntary sector alternatives to psychiatric wards are a more humane and cost effective solution according to research published in a leading medical journal. The article published in Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal outlines research conducted by Recovery Focus, the new national group of mental health and substance support charities, who’ve worked to pioneer alternatives to […]

Research into end of life care for people with alcohol problems

Aquarius has teamed up with academics from Manchester Metropolitan University to undertake ground-breaking research into the end of life care experienced by people with alcohol problems. The two year study is being funded by a £420,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund  and aims to establish what level of care is provided to people with substance […]