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The Dark Side of Social Media: the Mental Health Impact of Online Sexual Exploitation

Mental Health Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to discuss a darker side of social media and...

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International Nurses Day: how we support newly qualified nurses

Frances has just completed her mental health nursing preceptorship at Alternative Futures...

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Becoming a Nursing Associate with AFG – Our 2-Year Foundation Degree Programme

We’re delighted to be relaunching our Trainee Nursing Associate programme for the...

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Stress Awareness Month: supporting people to manage stress at our Mental Health Hospitals 

During Stress Awareness Month, we’re sharing some of the ways that we...

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Autism Acceptance Day: Kevin overcomes fear of medical settings and transforms life through power of tech

This Autism Acceptance Day, we’re sharing the story of an individual who...

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Stepping outside of my comfort zone: 3 of our women leaders share their experiences

Happy International Women’s Day! With 69% of our managers across the organisation...

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AFG celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week

This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week – a time when...

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Our Trainee Nursing Associate programme: providing a pathway into health and social care

Here at Alternative Futures Group, we offer a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA)...

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Response to Sector Pulse Check 2023 Report

Alternative Futures Group responds to the findings of the Sector Pulse Check Report for 2023,...

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‘There’s no job like it’ – from factory floor to a career in care 

A young Support Worker new to the world of social care is...

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‘I just love this job, it doesn’t feel like work’ – Karen celebrates 20 years helping others 

One of our Support Workers in Lancashire is celebrating 20 years in...

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How our Tech Lending Library is transforming lives in social care

We’re celebrating National Technology Day by spotlighting stories of how our Tech...

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AFG 2023 Recap – looking back at what we’ve achieved

2023 has been another fantastic year at AFG. From our awards success,...

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AFG Advent Calendar: 12 days of reward & recognition for our colleagues

Throughout December we ran our very own ‘12 Days of Christmas’ Advent...

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‘A dream come true’ – Supporting Brendan at blessing ceremony

We are delighted to share that on 7 December 2023, Brendan, one...

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Response to removal of dedicated Minister for Disability position

Our Chief Officer Ian Pritchard responds to the removal of the dedicated...

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This year, we are bringing Christmas cheer to those alone over festive time

This Christmas, we are helping to reduce loneliness and social isolation with...

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Self care in action: 4 ways we put wellbeing first

Self care – taking an active role in looking after your own...

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Men’s DIY initiative builds home for furry friends at Bolton hospital

This International Men’s Day, our mental health hospital in Bolton is celebrating...

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Menopause and the workplace: top tips

Keren Jamieson is a Learning and Development Manager at Alternative Futures Group....

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