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01It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Richmond Fellowship web site. The site describes the work and journey of our community and its success so far. As you explore this website I am confident that you will see what I mean. ...

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01It is my great pleasure to welcome you through the updated Richmond Fellowship website: www.richmond.org.np . I feel honored to be part of the Richmond Fellowship Nepal – RFN Journey to the community and its success goes to all Richmond Family. ....

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Message from Founder

 

 

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Richmond Fellowship web site. The site describes the work and journey of our community and its success so far. As you explore this website I am confident that you will see what I mean.

The Richmond Fellowship – so named by others was incorporated and registered as a charity during 1960. Richmond Fellowship has been providing individuals the opportunity to maximize their mental health service and community base rehabilitation potential efficiently and effectively. We approach every patient with dignity, respect, and hope for the future.

Having started work in the UK with £ 100/- to my name, and with all the financial struggle I cope to establish the first Therapeutic Community. Soon then, I found unanimous enthusiasm for the establishment of an American Counterpart and set the necessary procedures in motion so that by 1968 the Richmond Fellowship of America was incorporated. Subsequently invitations were received from Australia and Newzealand and from many other countries to bring together a viable organization. Correspondingly, with assistance of Dr. Mahendra Nepal, Richmond Fellowship Nepal was established in 1996, comprising of various experts and enthusiastic persons from dynamic background.

The success and eminence of Richmond Fellowship began as the dream of a single person extended to be transformed into the dream of many. With multiple obstacles without a quick fix it took years of working at a distance, with occasional visits to bring each organisation into existence. In each case, the most important issues were the identification of key Board members who understood the concept and could be relied upon to see things through and the choice of capable staff to invite to the UK for training who would return to their own country and marry the concepts and practices they had learned to the culture and customs of their own country.

Richmond Fellowship Nepal (RFN) is a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) working in the area of mental health and substance abuse since 1996 A.D.  Initially, RFN was established as a Drop In Center (DIC) for male drug users. RFN conducted a research on Women Substance Users which was the first finding in the country. I have frequently visited Nepal with the purpose of organizational development in the country.   I am happy to hear that RFN has started a "Peer Recovery Guidance" modality based on the "Therapeutic Community" (T.C.) approach since October 2001.  I am extremely proud that RFN has expanded its services to drug treatment and Harm Reduction Services in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Kailali and Chitwan targeting both male and female substance users.

I wish Richmond Fellowship Nepal will respond the burning issues of substance abuse, primary health care, HIV prevention and trainings through establishing quality service in the country.

Thank you for your patience. Please let us know if there is any way we can be of assistance to you.

Elly Jansen

Founder Member

Richmond Fellowship, London.