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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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Recovery Focus recruiting new Group Chair

Recovery Focus is looking for an outstanding Group Chair to provide clear strategic leadership at this pivotal time for our new group.

Recovery Focus is a new national group of charities providing a range of mental health and substance misuse support services across England. Our growth has been iterative and collaborative, and is ongoing, with a vision to create a group of like-minded organisations who  add value to each other and to  the people who use our services.

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Welcome to Recovery Focus

Recovery-Focus-logoToday we launch Recovery Focus, the new name for our expert group of charities inspiring individual recovery nationwide.

Our new national group of charities is bringing together organisations with strong individual services, innovative approaches, flexible local presence and a wide range of expertise from around England. Between us we’ve a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions.

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