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Together Manager to help develop NICE guideline for moving on from inpatient settings

Helen Van Ristell, Clinical Implementation Manager at Together, has been chosen by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC) to join the Guideline Committee (GC) responsible for developing a guideline surrounding the transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or residential settings. The guideline will act as a basis for quality standards and…

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Together to support individuals experiencing mental distress to reduce crisis contact with emergency services in York

Together has launched a new service in York that works alongside individuals who frequently contact emergency services when experiencing mental distress. The York Pathways Service works with vulnerable individuals to understand their distress and develop resources to support them to take steps towards improving their health and wellbeing. The service also works strategically with the…

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Together publishes findings from a three-year evaluation exploring the benefits of personalised community mental health support

Together has today published the final report of a three-year independent evaluation by the Mental Health Foundation into the outcomes of its community mental health support. Funded by the Department of Health, the evaluation was commissioned by Together to measure the effectiveness of Your Way, our model of personalised community support. Your Way is a community-based…

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Together expands provision of specialist mental health teams in police stations and courts to West, North West and Central London

Together will deliver a new model of support in nine more London boroughs that aims to help break the cycle of offending by making sure people with mental health problems and vulnerabilities such as addictions or learning disabilities get the support or treatment they need. The pilot liaison and diversion service, commissioned by NHS England,…

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Together hosts second national Football Therapy Cup tournament at Lewes FC

    Yesterday, Together welcomed 16 mental wellbeing teams from the length and breadth of the country to the Dripping Pan Stadium to compete in the second national Football Therapy Cup tournament. After fighting off some tough competition, the Croydon Eagles and Everton in the Community battled for the title, with Croydon taking the victory…

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Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties visits Together’s Liaison and Diversion service at Thames Magistrates Court

Simon Hughes, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, yesterday visited Together’s Liaison and Diversion service at Thames Magistrates Court, run in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust. The service forms part of NHS England’s London trial site for Liaison and Diversion which Together was selected to lead in April last year, and…

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Minister of State for Care and Support visits Together’s floating support service in Norfolk

   Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk and Minister of State for Care and Support, today visited Together’s mental health floating support service in Norfolk. Funded by Norfolk County Council and five Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Groups the service provides county-wide support to adults with mental health needs – including individuals with severe mental…

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Together to lead even more sites for liaison and diversion pilot as NHS England announces expansion of initiative

Together has been chosen by NHS England as a key partner to lead the second phase of its initiative to roll out liaison and diversion services in London. Building on the work we have been doing since April 2014 to lead the delivery of this crucial service in North and East London, we will now be…

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Together scopes potential for peer support in secure settings

A consultation project undertaken by Together to scope the status and potential of peer support in secure settings has published its final report. This is the first time that such a project has been undertaken in secure settings, and the project reached more than 220 service users in secure units, in addition to staff. The…

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Together’s partnership with London Probation examined to reveal ingredients of successful joint working

The successes of a joint initiative between Together and London Probation spanning two decades have been the subject of a study to reveal the crucial behaviours and characteristics that make a partnership thrive. The Forensic Mental Health Partnership has 20 projects based in probation, courts and police stations, working to ensure individuals with a mental…

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