Turning Point ‘Recovery in Action’ event for World Mental Health Day

News item posted: 08 October 2014

To mark World Mental Health Day on Friday 10 October, Turning Point's Crisis Point service is holding a 'Recovery in Action' event in Manchester.

Crisis Point is a short stay mental health crisis service providing brief interventions to enable people to manage and learn from their crisis, rather than just survive it, and to develop the skills and understanding to manage any future mental health crises.

The event, which will take place at Turning Point's 'The Exchange', New York Street will include a workshop on creative writing in recovery by a former service user now employed by Turning Point; a talk and Q&A session with Professor Geoff Shepard, ImROC's Program Director; a service user consultation on the future of crisis mental health services in Manchester and recovery related poetry readings from local poet Pauline Omoboye. Also in attendance at the event will be Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Manchester.

Tom Farebrother, Team leader at Turning Point's Crisis Point service said;

"World Mental Health Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and our hope is that this event will give people an opportunity to find out more about the support we offer locally. It is also a chance to celebrate the achievements of those in recovery whilst looking at ways we can make things better to ensure that more people get the support they need, when they need it. Thanks to everyone who has worked hard to make this event happen and to Professor Shepard who will be speaking on the day. All are welcome to attend and find out more."

Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester said:

"Turning Point provides a lifeline for people in crisis, offering help and support when it's most needed. This event is an opportunity to recognise that work and raise awareness of the help and support that's available. It's also a chance to work together to look at how mental health services can be improved to make sure vulnerable people get the support they need, not just today but every day in the future."

Professor Geoff Shepherd, ImROC Programme Director, said;

"ImROC is a not-for-profit organisation providing consultancy and practical advice to mental health services in order that they might provide more effective support for people with mental health problems in their recovery."

"We are delighted to be presenting at this important conference organised by one of the leading independent sector providers in the mental health field. In the current climate forging constructive partnerships between service users and providers and between independent and statutory services is vital. ImROC is proud to be working with Turning Point on this important agenda".

For further information on 'Recovery in Action' please visit /media/653777/world_mental_health_day_2014_agenda__2_.pdf

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