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Leading MP praises mental health service

Box Tree Farm exterior - compressedA leading MP has praised a Leicestershire service for providing a “massively valuable resource” for people living with mental health problems.

Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat health spokesman and Member of Parliament for North Norfolk, visited the Leicestershire Crisis House which is operated by national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus. Read more

Recovery Focus responds to BBC report

Recovery Focus reacts to the BBC News and Community Magazine investigation into mental health patients in England travelling hundreds of miles because of a lack of local hospital beds.

Through a Freedom of Information request the BBC found that nearly 5,500 mental health patients had to travel out of their area last year because of a lack of local hospital beds,  a 13% rise on the previous year’s figure. 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

Derby mental health service receives dignity award

A mental health service in Derby has been recognised by the City Council for its work in promoting dignity for people with mental health problems.

Trevayler, a mental health service run by Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus the national group of mental health and substance misuse charities, supports people with mental health problems through supported living and a short term crisis house. Read more

Recovery Focus speak at national conference

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Recovery Focus is to help examine the way ahead for UK mental health policy at the GovKnow conference mental health conference today (Thursday 12 November)

Derek Caren, Recovery Focus group chief executive, 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.

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