It’s okay to talk about suicide

okay to talkRecovery 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 in a big national unified push to reduce deaths by suicide, by telling men that ‘it’s okay to talk’. Read more

Recovery Focus present at NSPA Conference

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).
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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 takes success to national crisis care summit

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)

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Getting this far – Adam Valentine

Adam Valentine

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:

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