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Funding will help deliver holistic package of support

18 March 2022

A holistic package of support for people in recovery from severe mental illness has received a funding boost.

The Recovery Foundation®, based in Erdington, has been awarded £1,000  through the monthly Community Champions initiative.

Emma Sithole, from the charity, said: “Our organisation is run by people who have lived experience of mental health, for people with lived experience of mental health.

“Based in Birmingham we work with people with the most severe experiences of mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bi-polar Disorder, Depressive Disorder and any other mental illness that is severely impairing a person’s ability to live happily and independently.”



Emma said that The Recovery Foundation® was looking to deliver a holistic and ongoing package of support that would build on its existing deliver of Hope in Recovery course.

She said: “With funding in place, we will support 72 people recovering from mental illness over 12 months. Sessions are led by a qualified course leader and supported by volunteer facilitators.

“The project will bring together a number of simple key elements that together make critical and lifechanging differences that people in recovery from mental illness need to live well in the long term. These include a seven-week course of group support, monthly support meetings, twice-yearly care packages, volunteer facilitator training and an annual celebration event to celebrate achievements.”

“We are extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes for this money that will go a long way towards helping our mental health recovery projects.”

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