Entries by Thom Rawlinson

Leading MP praises mental health service

A leading MP has praised a Leicestershire service for providing a “massively valuable resource” for people living with mental health problems. Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat health spokesman and Member of Parliament for North Norfolk, visited the Leicestershire Crisis House which is operated by national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus.

Recovery Focus announce research link with Birmingham City University

Recovery Focus is excited to announce a formal link up between ourselves and Birmingham City University. Recovery focus and Birmingham City University have enjoyed a positive working relationship with the Centre for Community Mental Health at the University for a number of years, through the development of a joined Research Forum, participation in projects, networks […]

Recovery Focus responds to BBC report

Recovery Focus reacts to the BBC News and Community Magazine investigation into mental health patients in England travelling hundreds of miles because of a lack of local hospital beds. Through a Freedom of Information request the BBC found that nearly 5,500 mental health patients had to travel out of their area last year because of […]

Jeremy Corbyn visits St George’s care home

Labour Leader the Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn attended an open day at Recovery Focus partner Richmond Fellowship’s St George’s Care Home today (12 May) to celebrate its £200,000 refurbishment. Jeremy Corbyn cut the ribbon on the new look scheme which is in his North Islington constituency and provides 24hr registered care for people living with mental […]

Our response to the King’s Fund report

Today the King’s Fund has published a new report which shows that the psychological problems associated with physical health conditions, and visa versa, are costing the NHS more than £11 billion a year. Responding to this report, Recovery Focus Chief executive Derek Caren had this to say: “Today’s report from the King’s Fund highlights the […]

Recovery Focus present at ImROC Conference

Recovery Focus is to present at the annual Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC) Conference. Grazina Berry, Recovery Focus group director of performance, quality and innovation, will be addressing conference delegates and sharing information on our recovery models and engaging with delegates throughout the day.

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Responding to today’s ‘Five Year Foward View for Mental Health’ report Recovery Focus Chief Executive Derek Caren had this to say: “Today Recovery Focus welcomes the Mental Health Taskforce’s report and recommendations. We are particularly pleased to see people who use services at the heart of the recommendation to design and deliver new and innovative mental health […]