Stories that help us all to understand the importance of what we are doing
Stories from staff, people who use services, families and carers are so important to helping the Collaborative to understand the impact of what we are doing.
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Recovery Stories

24/05/2016 | karenhooper

Bernadette finds a place to call home


22/03/2016 | karenhooper

Let me stay in the UK


24/02/2016 | karenhooper

Jeffy waxes lyrical with Ruby

Eliane story

13/01/2016 | karenhooper

Innovative housing alliance builds hope


14/12/2015 | karenhooper

Moving on from the wobbly days


07/09/2015 | karenhooper

Why Mosaic matters to Matt

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07/09/2015 | karenhooper

Peer supporter Sandra says journal is no secret


07/09/2015 | karenhooper

‘We use this space to share our stories’

Roger Oliver Recovery College

28/05/2015 | karenhooper

New course gives carers coaching skills

Coffee lovers

08/04/2015 | karenhooper

Collaborative breakfast at Coffee Lovers resource


27/03/2015 | karenhooper

The importance of peer support, other support and everything else…

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27/03/2015 | karenhooper

Mosaic has helped set goals on the future

Rcovery college

02/03/2015 | karenhooper

College supports the road to recovery


13/01/2015 | karenhooper

Anna says peer supporter was a lifesaver

Maria,Stephanie and Faith

23/12/2014 | karenhooper

Maria joins Solidarity’s crisis team


23/12/2014 | karenhooper

Rosetie has grown professionally through project

john,sam,angela and Tracey

16/12/2014 | karenhooper

John explains why the Clubhouse has “given me back my smile…”

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01/12/2014 | karenhooper

Peter has lived with HIV for 25 years,so why does its December 1 commemoration make him feel this way?

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24/11/2014 | karenhooper

Peer Support Hub Co-ordinator Stephanie talks about her journey to find a new job, which she loves doing.

Stephen Murphy

24/10/2014 | lena

As he emerges from the shadows, Stephen says he needed to know what was out there to help him move on

Ray,David Monk and Natalie

17/10/2014 | lena

Retiring GP and Collaborative member Ray Walsh gives a moving account of life behind the stethoscope

Pix for Zeenat's story

11/09/2014 | lena

Loughborough Farm has helped Zeenat move forward after stress took its toll

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05/08/2014 | karenhooper

Getting a referral to the Living Well Network Hub provided a bit of relief in what has been an exasperating 15 years’ experience of services


20/06/2014 | karenhooper

A carer’s struggle with her own mental health is helping to shape a new project for teenagers


12/06/2014 | karenhooper

Peter had presented at A&E more than 100 times before he discovered Solidarity in a Crisis on the end of the phone line.


28/05/2014 | karenhooper

The Living Well Partnership celebrates its first birthday as hosts Mosaic are shortlisted for two charity awards.


23/05/2014 | karenhooper

John is in the driver’s seat as we head for Whitstable


20/05/2014 | karenhooper

Beverley Randall, Programme Manager says it’s the Mosaic ethos that helped to grow in-reach work at Lambeth hospital.


19/05/2014 | karenhooper

The new Young Adults project at the Living Well Partnership is stemming isolation and forging the future


16/05/2014 | karenhooper

Paul is impressed by the support he received to help him get back into employment


17/02/2014 | karenhooper

A dynamic team with an ambitious remit reflects on the story so far


13/02/2014 | karenhooper

How the blueprint for the new Living Well Network Hub was shaped


04/02/2014 | karenhooper

Exciting educational links are being made at the Living Well Partnership site

Lisa Shokir

03/12/2013 | karenhooper

A new report and toolkit have been shaped by the work of two local lived experience advisors

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

How peer support is changing lives in Lambeth.

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

It’s not just those who use services who appreciate peer support, carers also need someone to talk to

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

At Mosaic Clubhouse members and staff walk side by side

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

The peer support path – an amazing journey from addiction to recovery

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

An evaluation of peer projects has produced compelling evidence for shaping the future

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

Peer supporter Carl shares his insight on why Missing Link is fit for purpose

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

Michael and Sam reflect on an inspiring journey together

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

Lucas Teague explains what it takes to be Co-ordinator of a successful peer support service

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12/11/2013 | karenhooper

Sharing your skills and socialising


29/10/2013 | natalie

This video is just a small snippet of Airdrina Drake’s story, but a snippet that she and we feel is pretty important.


11/10/2013 | karenhooper

“I want to feel better and to help people who are recovering because I have those feelings of mental health to support others,” says VB, a woman who is strong of spirit and resilient to the core.


11/10/2013 | karenhooper

“The anxiety curve is something I have only recently understood and painting or drawing is probably the best thing to do when it is running its course.”


11/10/2013 | karenhooper

“When you do time, you can’t get it back… it made me learn not to come back,” says 24-year-old Aaron who had to learn the hard way when his drug-related lifestyle landed him in prison and having to deal with mental health issues.


11/02/2013 | natalie

Forty-year-old Ricardo feels that his life has taken a change for the better since he moved into his new home in Herne Hill.


04/02/2013 | natalie

Volunteering and connecting can be a positive force in recovery as Peter Duncan is discovering.

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12/09/2012 | natalie

“Everyone has at occasional times bursts of sanity.” A wry comment from Val who has suffered from depression for years but knows that the ways out might start with Timebank or your GP…

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19/04/2012 | natalie

Audrine talks about doing a Voluntary Training Course that led to a volunteering into employment contract

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27/03/2012 | natalie

Oliver works as a Community Support Guide at Lambeth Community Options Team. Oliver reflects on his experience of focusing on clients recovery.


26/03/2012 | admin

Seamus has been getting some help through a Personal Health Budget


26/03/2012 | admin

Mary’s experience of Personal Health Budgets

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14/03/2012 | admin

John has been working with the Community Options Team at Thames Reach and things are on the up!