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All About… Richmond Fellowship (Suffolk Recovery)

Written by · Published Feb 17, 2016

Hi there! Which organisation/project are you from?

Richmond Fellowship (Suffolk Recovery)

Could you tell us a little bit about what you and your organisation/project do?

We encourage, support and challenge people with mental health problems along their recovery journey in the Sudbury, Stowmarket, Coastal and Mid Suffolk communities. We provide supported housing and floating support services.

Describe your work in three words

Wellbeing, pro-active, supportive.

How can people access the help you offer?

Referrals via the local NHS Mental Health team.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone who might be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, what would it be?

You are not alone; there is a wealth of support and networks across Suffolk which you can tap in to.

Tell us why you think libraries are important to people’s wellbeing?

They allow interaction with other members of community and act as a central point of communication in the town’s they serve.

What is your organisation most proud of achieving in the last 12 months?

Two large events in Sudbury to mark World Mental Health Day in October 2015. Official beneficiary status in this year’s Sudbury Fun Run.

Tell us two things you do to look after your own mental health and wellbeing.

Have courageous and constructive conversations. Don’t bottle up my emotions.

Who was your favourite author growing up and why?

Roald Dahl. I enjoyed reading the books at school.