Entries by Paul Boden

Award win for mental health services in Birmingham

Birmingham based mental health charity My Time has been recognized for their work in supporting people with mental health problems in the Asian community. My Time, an integrated division of Richmond Fellowship which is part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, has received an award for the best […]

Recovery Focus narrowly miss out at 3rd Sector Care Awards

Richmond Fellowship, part of the Recovery Focus group, narrowly missed out on a top award for its project to trial an alternative ‘place of safety’ to police custody for individuals in mental distress. Richmond Fellowship narrowly missed out on the ‘Contribution to sector’ award at the 3rd Sector Care Awards for its innovative alternative place of safety […]

Our Christmas substance misuse campaign

An Oxfordshire charity has launched a campaign to warn young people against the dangers of excess alcohol consumption and drug misuse over the Christmas period. CAN, part of Recovery Focus, the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, launched their Stay Safe at Christmas campaign to support young people affected by drug and alcohol […]

Derby mental health service receives dignity award

A mental health service in Derby has been recognised by the City Council for its work in promoting dignity for people with mental health problems. Trevayler, a mental health service run by Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, supports people with mental health problems through […]

Unacceptable postcode lottery for Cumbrian mental health sufferers

A Cumbrian mental health charity has blasted the ‘unacceptable postcode lottery’ of mental health care after a report found people with mental health problems in the county were more likely to die prematurely. The damming report highlighted that overall the premature death rate among those with mental health problems was 2.4 times higher than that […]