MAKING RECOVERY REALITY
Richmond Fellowship Portsmouth Services – Support & Recovery
The service is delivered by an experienced and dedicated team that consists of Service Manager , Deputy Service Manager, two Seniors, one a Senior Community Links Worker and one is a Senior Peer Support Worker. The service has 4 Peer Support Workers, 3 Community Links Workers there is also a part time administrator.
The whole team is responsible in delivering the service,
Richmond Fellowship is well established in Portsmouth and works with a variety of agencies and partners to deliver the service. The service works closely with all the Community Mental Health Teams in the City, working hard to ensure communication between teams is effective and outcomes are achieved for our service users.
The service has good links with other voluntary sector providers and ensures service user utilise services to enhance their recovery and wellbeing.
S&R have set up surgeries with Mental Health teams to provide instant assessment/weekly referral opportunities, and work with Day Treatment on a monthly drop-in basis developing robust practices. Relationships have been established with local colleges and S&R will be involved with co-facilitating future Recovery Education College workshops in conjunction with Solent Mind.
Support & Recovery Service prides itself on open and honest communication, understanding and respect for each others organisations, shared commitment and responsibility, sharing of resources and working together to avoid duplication.
Staff have the ability to work remotely out in the community with netbooks to ensure continuity of support while using community facilities
Some Technology has enabled us to support a service user with a significant hearing impairment; working with assistive technologies ensures that he remains independent and safe within his home.
The service has established links in delivering mental health awareness & anti stigma workshops to local secondary schools; we’ve been approached by several schools in the area to deliver workshops in 2013. The Peer Support workers will be leading on this.
Support & Recovery Service is a community based service centred on the needs of the individual, the service provides opportunities to establish social and support networks, develop interests and reduce isolation. One of the key strengths of the service is that it offers individuals support to be a part of their community and access mainstream opportunities in order to pursue future plans and goals.
The people who use our service are central to everything we do. We believe that each person is unique and should have the opportunity to take control of their life, to develop new meaning and purpose. Support concentrates on the individuals needs, choices and aspirations. We offer 1:1 support using the Recovery Star as a planning tool.
The aim of our service is:
For the individual to have greater control over their life, development of relapse prevention strategies, and increase in confidence and self esteem, increase in social interaction and community participation and improved physical well being.
Our service is available and can be accessed by anyone over the age of 16 (we have NO upper age limit) who use Secondary Mental Health Services. Referrals are accepted from Adult Mental Health Care Coordinators/Lead Professionals, and we can accept referrals from certain other providers within the City.
For further help and advice contact:-
- Contact – 02392 679 714
- Web Address – http://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/