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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Mental health cafe scoops NHS award

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A charity run café which aims to tackle mental health stigma in Blackpool has won a prestigious NHS award barely ten months since its doors opened.

Sparky’s, the pioneering social café run by our partner organisation Richmond Fellowship, took top prize for the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2015.

The award comes thanks to Sparky’s work in tackling mental health stigma and providing opportunities for people living with mental health problems to gain the confidence and skills to return to work through volunteering and apprenticeships.

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