Edge Hill supports mental health service users through new partnership

The number of people affected by mental health problems is rising, with one in four people in the UK experiencing mental health issues each year, and Edge Hill University has joined forces with a leading group of charities in an attempt to tackle this.

Providing a range of mental health and substance use support services across England, Recovery Focus has united with Edge Hill to forge an exciting new partnership, bringing together academics from multiple departments across the University.

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Recovery Focus shares its commitment to co-production

Recovery Focus, the national group of charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery, is highlighting its Working Together strategy as part of Co-production week.

The national awareness week highlights the work of organisations actively supporting people using their services to have equal say in the support they receive and a forum to share their skills, experiences and ideas. Read more

Annual review 2016 – Inspiring Individuals

We’re delighted to bring you our 2016 Annual Review – Inspiring Individuals.

You can read it here: Recovery Focus Annual Review 2016

Derek Caren, Group Chief Executive of Recovery Focus, said:

“This year we have brought together stories of inspiring individuals throughout the Recovery Focus group to bring to life the fantastic services our organisation provides.

“These stories serve to inspire our work everyday and I hope you’ll find them equally inspiring.”

Our annual review highlights the successes our group has had over the last year supporting people using our services.

We hope you enjoy reading our Annual Review.

You can read more inspiring individuals’ stories here

For more information about our services and the partner organisations who operate them visit:

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Award win for mental health services in Birmingham

My Time awardBirmingham 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 voluntary organisation and was recognised as having the best staff serving the local community in Birmingham by the Midland Asian Community Achievement Awards Association. Read more

Our Christmas substance misuse campaign

CAN - Stay safe at Christmas campaign packAn 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 misuse.

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Our reaction to the OPSN report

Recovery Focus reacts today to the release of the Open Public Services Network (OPSN) report which states that mental health early deaths are ‘worrying in one in four areas’ of the country.

Derek Caren, Recovery Focus group chief executive said: “Today’s report from the OPSN highlights the unacceptable postcode lottery people who experience mental health problems face in this country.

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Our reaction to the King’s Fund report

Recovery Focus reacts to today’s King’s Fund report which shows the negative impact squeezes on mental health services are having on patient care.

Derek Caren, Recovery Focus group chief executive, said: “The King’s Fund report shows the negative impact cuts to mental health funding are having on people’s lives.

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