In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, (Sept 10), we are one of 70 organisations in England who are joining together in a big national unified push to reduce deaths by suicide, by telling men that ‘it’s okay to talk’. Read more
Recovery Focus is to present a workshop at the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) Conference entitled, ‘how the voluntary sector collaborates to help people get the right help in a crisis’ today (Tuesday 2 February).
Grazina Berry, Recovery Focus group director of performance, quality and innovation, and Christine Laurence, Locality Manger for Leicestershire, will be addressing conference delegates and sharing information on our crisis model and our successful place of safety scheme held in conjunction with the Home Office.
We will also be sharing the stories of Harry and Sarah who both accessed our crisis house in Leicestershire when facing a mental health crisis as an alternative to hospitalisation.
Grazina Berry said: “We’re very proud to be presenting at the NSPA conference on the work we do around helping people to get the right help in a crisis” Read more
Recovery Focus’ pilot scheme to trial an alternative ‘place of safety’ to police custody for individuals in mental distress has been hailed a success by an independent evaluation.
Recovery Focus is publicising the report to coincide with the second annual Crisis Care Concordat Summit which takes place in London tomorrow. (24 Nov)
After a long time living with mental health problems, university student Harry experienced a mental health crisis.
Instead of being hospitalised, he was instead given the option of a placement at our crisis house in Leicestershire:
Adam began to notice signs that he was living with mental health problems in his late teens.
After struggling to find meaningful employment Adam was referred to the Blackpool Employment service and Craig Wilson.
Turning his passion for football and writing into work, Adam now volunteers with the media team at football club AFC Fylde and is completing a diploma in journalism:
After accessing employment services he was able to regain his love of radio and now works for Cambridge 105.
Matthew also uses his own experiences to inspire other people living with mental health problems: Read more
MPs will hold a debate on male suicide to coincide with International Men’s Day on 19th November following a successful charity campaign.
Recovery Focus joined a coalition of organisations including CALM, Samaritans and Rethink to call for a public debate around the alarming rise in male suicides.