Date: 21 July 2017
21 JULY 2017
Bromley residents recovering from mental health conditions are getting better support to find work and education and live more independently. NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group has funded the Recovery Works service which provides community mental health support to help adults take control and build a meaningful and satisfying life, in the way that works for them.
Dr Andrew Parson, local GP and chair of Bromley CCG said, “The Recovery Works service launched in autumn 2016 and we are seeing some great results from people who are using it. We wanted to have a service in place that would help people to build up skills and experience to help them get involved in their community, access education and help find employment. Local people helped us to design the service which is provided by Bromley & Lewisham Mind. Since the opening of the service, we have had real success in supporting people who are recovering from mental health conditions. Not only are they using the services we provide, but they are also influencing what our ongoing support looks like, such as helping us plan and deliver the right training courses to help meet their needs. We are particularly pleased that a number have found work or education and others have managed to stay in their jobs even when going through a crisis”.
The service provides:
One gentleman who used Recovery Works is a Graphic Engineer. He suffers with severe anxiety and depression and felt less able to go to work which was making him more anxious about losing his job. He used the service for six months to help him set some goals to aid his recovery. The service supported him to achieve his goals and he has since found a new job which is closer to home and more flexible. He feels a lot more settled.
Recovery Works services are available to people 18 years old or older and registered with a Bromley GP. You can contact Bromley & Lewisham Mind yourself or be referred by a health professional.
Bromley & Lewisham Mind at Stepping Stones, 38 Mason’s Hill, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9JG
Telephone - 020 8289 5020 (9 to 5 with flexibility to provide services outside of these hours)
More information is available here www.goo.gl/vQB4vf
Bromley residents recovering from mental health conditions are getting better support to find work and education and live more independently.