How it began


The origin of Recycling Unlimited can be traced back to 2001. The interest to establish the charity came from some participants in the conference 'Working Like Crazy', which was organised by academics, users and ex-users of the mental health services in Hull.

Initially under the umbrella of the Mental Health Action Group (MHAG), Recycling Unlimited gained its status as an independent charity in April 2004. The charity is a registered independent charity which is recognised by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

The Chairman and co-founder of the charity, Eddie Brooks, was passionate about helping people struggling with mental health issues. Although Eddie sadly passed away in 2017, we are still totally committed to providing quality support to people who are socially excluded in Hull.

Recycling Unlimited was established to assist in the treatment and care of persons, primarily but not exclusively residents in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, suffering from mental illness of any description and members of any disadvantaged or socially excluded group of the community, including people with disabilities and members of ethnic minorities, by the provision of facilities for work experience and vocational skills training.

 The work activities and training provided help recovery from mental health problems through learning new skills, feeling valued and supported as well as developing self-confidence.