Richmond Wellbeing, formerly Richmond Fellowship WA, is a leader and key influencer in bringing Recovery into mainstream mental health practices.
Part of a network of Richmond Fellowship organisations throughout the world; the original founded in 1959 by Elly Jansen in England, Richmond Wellbeing provide accommodation and support services to people with a diagnosable mental illness. By providing a Recovery-promoting environment, they integrate the key elements of recovery with a service model that gives participants confidence and skills needed to recover from mental illness and meet the daily challenges of life.
Sharing the Journey is an organisational history of Richmond Wellbeing. It follows the 40 year journey of the Richmond Fellowship as it evolved into Richmond Wellbeing and became a leader in consumer-centred mental health recovery in Western Australia.
Our brief was to produce an accessible, engaging and visually interesting book that would make a leap out of the confines usually associated with organisational histories. In doing this it was intended to expand the readership to all clients and stakeholders as well as a wider general audience.
Flametree worked closely with the author Cate Patterson to design, typeset and layout the 124 page book. We also undertook the printing of the book achieving delivery a week before the launch date. The book has been very well received and we have gained very positive feedback from Richmond Wellbeing.