Turning Point service celebrates thirty years of promoting recovery.

News item posted: 15 May 2015

Alfred Minto House, a residential mental health service run by Turning Point in Nottinghamshire, celebrated thirty years of operation last week.

Alfred Minto House is a specialised service for men with a forensic mental health history, some of whom have lived in secure services for many years. Staff there focus on helping residents to work towards recovery, with group work and one-to-one keyworking, as well as an individualised care package tailored to the needs of each individual.

In addition, staff work with residents to help them gain and develop independent living skills, so that their recovery can include progressing to a lower level of support.

The event last week was attended by Turning Point Chief Executive Lord Victor Adebowale, as well as Dr Alfred Minto, who founded the service in 1985. He conceived Alfred Minto House as a way of offering help to those who were leaving secure services but, at the time, may have had little or no support with moving on.

Today, mental health recovery is much better understood, and service provision is much more widespread, but services like Alfred Minto House are still vital in helping those who are recovering from very serious mental health issues to take significant steps towards recovery.