Work has a powerful role to play in promoting recovery from mental illness, improving quality of life, health and wellbeing whilst reducing social exclusion by providing structure and meaning, resulting in increased self-esteem, self-worth and confidence (Shepherd et al 2009). The Elysium Work Opportunities programme provides...

Click the link below to view the case study of J, a service user at Bromley Road Hospital diagnosed with schizophrenia and also suffering with substance misuse problems and delusions. Bromley Road Case Study - J...

Phoenix House adopts the Butterfly Project  The Butterfly Project has been created for self-harmers who feel they are ready to stop and need the motivation or support to do so.The idea is simple. The self-harmer simply draws a butterfly on their place(s) of self-harm and, if...

Everyone feels stressed at some point - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), in 2015/16 over 480,000 people...

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