Who we are
Richmond Fellowship’s East Surrey Community Connections service provides support to individuals, living in Surrey, who would like support with their mental health and wellbeing.
Our Community Links Advisors can work with you on a one-to-one basis providing information, advice and guidance and informal short term support as required.
At your first appointment your Advisor will discuss your interests with you and any goals that you have. They will then work with you to develop a support plan, using the Recovery Star approach to help you to access community activities.
Your Advisor will encourage you to take practical steps to reach the goals you set and will support you to overcome any barriers you may encounter.
You will also have access to a range of wellbeing courses and peer support groups.
Who we help
Our service is available to anyone aged over 18 who lives in the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council or Tandridge District Council area and who has a mental health problem.
You can contact us directly or we accept referrals from community mental health teams, GPs, or any other agency currently supporting you.
At Richmond Fellowship we’re proud to have been making recovery reality for over 60 years.
Richmond Fellowship was founded in 1959 and we’ve come a long way since those early days from the very first therapeutic community in Richmond, Surrey. We are now one of the largest voluntary sector providers of mental health support services in England.
Our core founding belief in the concept of recovery has been the guiding light throughout our journey to the present day.
Our East Surrey Community Connections service seeks to support adults (18+) with their mental health and emotional wellbeing to connect or re-connect to their community through one-to-one support, wellbeing courses, peer support groups and activities.
We believe that recovery is a journey. We celebrate and build upon people’s successes, as well as supporting people in learning from their setbacks, to overcome any obstacles along the road to their recovery.
Ultimately, we believe in working with the people we support to empower them to take their next steps on their recovery journey.