The Recovery Hub

Today, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health condition every year. It is at these times when it’s important you have the help and support of people who understand the positive steps that can be taken to aid your recovery.

This is where The Recovery Hub comes in. The Recovery Hub is a community based service that supports you in your journey towards mental health recovery. We believe that everyone has a right to tailored, personalised support and that care and support should fit you, rather than the other way around.

We are working collaboratively and in partnership with Mental Health Matters, WISE Ability and South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) to deliver The Staffordshire Recovery Hub; a service designed to provide you with tailored information, support and advice.

How can we help?

Living with a mental health condition can be overwhelming at times. The Recovery Hub is here to help you break down the barriers preventing you from living a fulfilled and independent life.

Once you access The Recovery Hub we will create a Recovery Star to help us to understand where you are now and where you wish to be. From this we will explore your short and long-term goals and work together to develop a personalised recovery plan. Our recovery workers and volunteers will then work with you to achieve your goals and aspirations. Support is provided in community venues as and when you need us.

We provide:

One to one support

No one should face mental illness alone. We believe it is important to be around people who understand you, which is why your mental health recovery worker will be with you every step of the way, providing one to one support throughout your recovery.

Peer support groups

We believe recovering from a mental health condition is much easier when you have people you can rely on for encouragement. We will provide you with opportunities to develop friendships and hobbies through peer led activities such as: walking groups, allotment associations, cinema groups, arts and much more.

Safe spaces sessions

Safe spaces sessions are the perfect place to meet others in a similar situation to yourself. They are drop in sessions where we will provide you with emotional support, advice and information as well as signpost you to the support you need.

There will also be sessions running to help you tackle the most common barriers to success, including; anxiety, low self-esteem and learned behaviours.

Safe spaces sessions will also include programmes aimed at addressing:

  • poor self-confidence
  • poor sleep patterns
  • poor motivation
  • institutional, or ritualistic, behaviours
  • improving social skills
  • identifying and using "safe" locations in the community

Courses and activities

You will have access to SSSFT’s Wellbeing and Recovery College where a range of recovery focused education and training courses are available. All courses are developed and delivered in partnership by peer trainers, who have lived experience of mental health conditions, learning disabilities or caring, together with a trainer with the relevant professional experience.

Support helpline

The support helpline is a 24/7 telephone support service open 365 days of the year for service users and carers accessing The Recovery Hub. Trained counsellors offer non-judgemental emotional, psychological and motivational support, signposting and practical advice or guidance by means of telephone, text, online chat and/or email. 

The helpline offers each person a 20 minute phone call everyday and is a free phone number from both landline and mobiles. The helpline covers Stafford, Cannock and South Staffordshire. 

Telephone number: 0800 0130 626

How do I access the service?

You can self-refer to the service or you can be referred by your GP, local JobCentre or other supporting agencies. 

For more details or to speak to someone about the service, please contact us on: 

Telephone: 01785 887813
Email: therecoveryhub@makingspace.co.uk

 

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