OUR TEAM

Our Community Connections Team

Area Manager

Community Service Lead

I’m the Community Service Lead for Richmond Fellowship’s Community Based Services; Community Connections, GPimhs, In-Reach, and Recovery and Connect. I’ve worked for Richmond Fellowship for five and a half years now and am very lucky to work with a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate people. Between them and the people that we support, I have met so many wonderful and inspiring people during my time with Richmond Fellowship and that is what I love about my job.

Service Manager Community Connections

My name is Jemima, and I am the Service Manager for Community Connections. I have previously worked for GPimhs and Safe Haven so have a good understanding of some of the other services available within RF too! I am passionate about working with other professionals and connecting with individuals to make recovery possible.

Administrator

My role encompasses everything from finance, to social media, projects and office re-organisation and design!
I have a passion for making information visually interesting and easily digestible.

Administrator

I have been with Richmond Fellowship 5+years. I am one of the Community Connection Administrators. As well as manning reception, welcoming clients, answering the phones and undertaking other tasks, I provide support to the Safe Haven Manager by preparing the teams shifts to ensure the service is maintained each evening.

Co-Production and Engagement Officer

My name is Becky, and I am the new Coproduction and Engagement Officer (also known as Charlotte’s replacement). A very important part of my role is to be your go-to person to share your feedback about the service we provide at Richmond Fellowship Community Connections.

Workshop Facilitator and Peer Support Coordinator

Safe Haven Recovery Worker

In my role as workshops facilitator, I support individuals to find the tools and strategies to enable them to lead a better quality of life emotionally, physically and mentally.

Community Links Advisor

Hi, I’m David and my role in Community Connections is as a Community Links Advisor. I feel so fortunate to work in such a welcoming team who are considerate and kind. Within that team I aim to assist people to get to the services or projects they need, along with access to courses plus groups and one to one support sessions. It is a privilege for me to be part of any individual’s recovery journey. When not working I can be found playing creative computer games or running (though not at the same time!).

Community Links Advisor

Supporting people to engage within the community, volunteering guidance and one-to-one support. Empowering people to make recovery reality.

Community Links Advisor

I’m Amelia, and in my role I work with individuals on a 121 basis to connect with their community. I’m proud to help people with their recovery journey and I’m always happy to support them and help them to make recovery their reality.

IT Trainer

I have worked in education in mental health support for 10 years and before that industry, college and adult education. I always aim to provide what is needed by clients in a positive way.

I enjoy helping people of all backgrounds and abilities by opening up the use of computers in a clear, simple, gentle paced way, with an injection of humour. Even the more advanced technical subjects are approached with everyday examples and easy explanations. You are always welcome to ‘try before you buy’!

Volunteer

I volunteer on groups and courses to support Angie, facilitator for Community Connections, after attending her courses a few years ago.

Volunteer

Hi, I’m Carmen and a mental health support volunteer. I’m passionate about normalising conversations around mental health and embracing and prioritising actions that contribute towards positive mental health – at home, in the community, in schools and in the workplace.
It’s incredibly important to me to help those who struggle to feel less alone and encourage them to reach out for support.
I’m honoured to work with such a diverse range of service users, all of whom continually inspire me on their recovery journeys.

It’s a pleasure to support the RF team who are incredible – so skilled, dedicated and compassionate.

Volunteer

Hello, I’m Sharon and I’m a peer support volunteer with Richmond Fellowship. I started attending courses/groups due to my own struggles with my mental health. I’m very pleased to be a volunteer and my role involves helping Angie, one of the course facilitators, and to support clients during the groups/courses.

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GP Integrated Mental Health Services

GPimhs Community Connections Link Worker for Redhill, Reigate and Merstham

My name is Tracey and I have been working in mental health services since 1991.

I was recently appointed Service Manager for GPimhs and I bring with me sound knowledge and understanding of the service as my previous role was Community Connector GPimhs Care Collaborative. I have a great team of Community Connectors and two Lived Experience Practitioners who all bring great qualities to our team.

When I am not working I enjoy family life, walking and theatre trips.

GPimhs Community Connections Link Worker for Redhill, Reigate and Merstham

My name is Irene and I have recently joined Richmond Fellowship as a Community Connector. My role across the three surgeries is to assist and support clients to access opportunities in their local community and with their recovery.

I have experience in Mental Health as I worked as an assistant Psychologist in a private clinic, and now I am looking forward to using my skills and knowledge working in Primary Care with the GPimhs Care Collaborative.

GPimhs Community Connections Link Worker for North Tandridge

Hi, my name is Stacey, I recently joined the team as a Community Connector for North Tandridge.

I am passionate about Mental Health Care and truly believe that with the right support Recovery is possible for everyone.

GPimhs Community Connections Link Worker for Horley and South Tandridge

Hello I am Saamia and I am new to the Richmond Fellowship and have joined the GPimhs team.

Am really looking forward to working with patients within our PCN partner networks in supporting them with their mental health recovery journey.

I bring an array of experience within the Health & Social Care field and am excited about working with this new service and being part of the Richmond Fellowship Team.

GPimhs Community Connections Link Worker

My name is Sarah and I have recently joined the Richmond Fellowship as a Community Connector.  I have over 20 years voluntary experience particularly in alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders and learning disabilities.  I have also gained much experience in supporting vulnerable people with their mental health.

I am looking forward to being able to utilise my skills and experience to help those who are struggling reach their full potential and to live a happy and fulfilling life.

GPimhs Lived Experience Practitioner

Hi I’m Rob. I worked in accounting and finance for 35 years in a variety of industries both in the private and public sectors. After a period of suffering from poor mental health, I decided to have a change and then spent 4 years working with horses as a freelance groom which I totally loved.

I recently decided that I now wanted to work in the mental health arena so that I could give back to an industry that has helped me and my family over a number of years. I’m therefore thrilled to be working as a Lived Experience Practitioner with RF, based in Redhill.

GPimhs Lived Experience Practitioner

Hi my name is Philippa and I work as a Lived Experience Practitioner. After suffering with poor mental health for several years, I am very proud to be working for Richmond Fellowship, putting my experiences to use in encouraging and supporting others. I am looking forward to meeting so many different, and wonderful people through my work

Recovery & Connect

Service Manager In-Reach and Recovery & Connect 

Recovery and Connect Worker

I’m Charlotte and I’m a support worker within the Recovery & Connect team.  I love that I have the amazing opportunity to work with people in a person-centred way to help them meet their recovery goals and connect in with the wider community. It’s such a privilege to be part of people’s recovery journey.

Senior Recovery & Connect Worker

Recovery and Connect Worker

I help people think about their wellbeing and what they need to be happy and well, and then work with them to find ways of achieving this. Sometimes our work together can be very focused and specific, and at other times it can be a bit more free flowing, but it always involves getting to know the client and listening to them.

Administrator

I’m Kaiya, an administrator for Recovery & Connect and In-Reach services.  I am very passionate about advocating for mental health and whole-heartedly believe that with the right support in place, recovery is always possible. It is a privilege to be a part of people’s journey to getting better and work alongside our amazing teams.

In-Reach

Service Manager In-Reach and Recovery & Connect 

Senior In-Reach Worker

I am a Senior Mental Health Worker, supporting patients as they are discharged from a hospital psychiatric ward.  I work with  patients for a few weeks before and after discharge, helping them navigate the challenges of transitioning from hospital to community based care.  I take time to get to know my patients, exploring their hopes for their future and concerns about taking those first few steps on their recovery journey.  We then work together to develop a personal recovery plan, which may include signposting them to other community based services.

Administrator

I’m Kaiya, an administrator for Recovery & Connect and In-Reach services.  I am very passionate about advocating for mental health and whole-heartedly believe that with the right support in place, recovery is always possible. It is a privilege to be a part of people’s journey to getting better and work alongside our amazing teams.

In-Reach worker

I’m Kealey, a recovery support worker who works both for In-reach and Safe Haven. My role involves supporting patients as they are discharged from a hospital psychiatric ward and transitioning back into the community, as understandably this can be a challenging experience. During this period, I work with my clients to explore their recovery needs and work alongside them to progress in their recovery journey.

Safe Haven

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Senior Manager Safe Haven

I manage both the Redhill Safe Haven and the Crawley Staying Well service, which both operate as an out-of-hours drop-in service offering preventative and crisis intervention support. The teams that I manage are experienced in supporting individuals to receive the assistance they require at the time they are in crisis as well as in the future as preventative support.

For fitness and wellbeing, I can be found walking/chasing my chocolate Labrador near the sea on the south coast… and sometimes in it.

Safe Haven Recovery Worker

My name is Sam, I am a Casual Recovery Worker for Redhill Safe Haven. I work for the Richmond Fellowship as I believe in the importance of enabling people to lead their own mental health recovery.

Safe Haven Recovery Worker

My name is Emily and I am a Recovery Worker at Redhill Safe Haven. I enjoy my role here as I like helping people and making a difference in their lives.

Safe Haven Recovery Worker

In-Reach worker

I’m Kealey, a recovery support worker who works both for In-reach and Safe Haven. My role involves supporting patients as they are discharged from a hospital psychiatric ward and transitioning back into the community, as understandably this can be a challenging experience. During this period, I work with my clients to explore their recovery needs and work alongside them to progress in their recovery journey.

Art Matters

The studio manager of Art Matters

Art Matters Administrator

I am the Administrator for Art Matters. My role is part time and entails many elements, which is why I enjoy it, these are just a few;

  • Arrange Studio Visits
  • Arrange Enrolments
  • Manage Waiting List for Art Matters
  • Contact point for all Service Users, Community Connections and outside organisations
  • General administration around keeping the studio running, Service Users information, ordering stock, health and safety, building etc.
  • Reporting to RF Connect and Commissioners

Art Matters Creative Lead

Printmaking and Textile Lead

SMI Physical Health Checks

Service Manager

Physical Health Liaison Officer

Physical Health Liaison Officer

Bridge the Gap

Service Manager

Rough Sleepers Outreach Worker

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