Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship is a national mental health charity making recovery a reality for thousands of people every year.

They provide a wide range of services including residential support, supported housing, employment services, community support and crisis support.

Richmond Fellowship is now part of Recovery Focus, a group of charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery together.

How they can Help

Richmond Fellowship offers one-to-one support to people living with mental ill health who are seeking work or need assistance to manage their mental health in work. They provide confidential, impartial advice and guidance to help you back into paid employment.

If you are currently in work and experiencing mental ill health, then they can support you and your employer to make plans and find solutions that enable you to retain your employment.

Who they can Help

Richmond Fellowship services are available to anyone over the age of 18 who have mental ill health (including stress, anxiety and depression) and are looking for paid part or full time employment.

Working towards that goal they can advise on voluntary work and training, alongside a wide network of local mental health charities.

You can contact Richmond Fellowship directly or they can accept referrals from community mental health teams, GP’s and any other agencies currently supporting you.

Their Approach

At the heart of everything they do lies:

Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society

Support they Offer

Their qualified Advice and Guidance Employment Advisors can support you on a one-to-one basis, providing confidential, impartial advice and guidance to help you to move forward.

Here are just some of the areas they can support you with:

• CV design
• Job searching
• Interview practice and techniques
• In-work advice and guidance
• Job retention
• Employer liaison support
• And much more

Once you are referred to their service you’ll be allocated a specialist employment advisor who will work with you to set positive and achievable goals by a personalised support plan.

Your advisor will not just help you find paid employment but will help you retain your employment if you so wish.

We can work with you and, if you consent , your employer to make plans and find solutions that enable you to carry on in work or return to work if you have been off work due to illness.

What they Achieve

78% of people using our employment services moved into employment, training or further education or successfully retained their job.
96% of the people we support said they would recommend Richmond Fellowship to friends and family.
96% of the people they support said they’d helped to improve the quality of their life.

Contact Richmond Fellowship to see how they can help you recover and get back into employment.

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