Agencies come together to acknowledge the power of Recovery

News item posted: 21 May 2015

Turning Point Crisis Point, recent winner of a national Crisis Support award, held an event last week, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, to raise awareness of recovery.

The Crisis Point service provides a community-based alternative to hospital provision for those experiencing a mental health crisis in Manchester. Its ‘Stories of Recovery Acknowledgement Day’ event offered other agencies which may work with individuals affected by mental health issues an opportunity to hear about people’s recovery journeys as well as to get some insight into the support the service provides.

The event was attended by representatives from the Samaritans and other organisations covering key issues including substance misuse, homelessness, immigration, ex-offender support, and housing.

Tom Farebrother, Team Leader at Crisis Point said: 

“At this service, we offer vital support at a crucial moment in people’s recovery. However, we know that the recovery story goes far beyond the time people spend with us and for some may continue for many months or years.

“In that time they may need support in several other aspects of their lives, and it’s vital that those other agencies in the community understand both the support that we offer here, and what the people leaving our services have been through and achieved, in terms of reaching that stage of their recovery. 

“In turn, we need to make sure that our knowledge of and links with other services are as good as can be, so we can support individuals as they leave our service and take the next steps in their recovery journey.”

Crisis Point was recently awarded the Mental Health Providers Forum Award for Crisis Support, supported and judged by the Department of Health and Department for Work and Pensions.