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Government announces more funding for Liaison and Diversion

The Government has announced a £12m investment to extend the roll-out of liaison and diversion services in police custody suites and criminal courts across England. Health Minister Alistair Burt MP announced the extra funding at a Care not Custody coalition event in Parliament on 12 July. Subject to evaluation, full roll-out should be achieved by 2020. Liaison and diversion services are…

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Together to provide more advocacy services in Rochdale

Together has won a contract to provide five types of advocacy support to residents of Rochdale. The new service will help to ensure that people with mental health issues are able to make their views heard. The new advocacy hub will be the first point of call for anyone who needs to access an advocacy…

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Together to offer peer support at liaison and diversion project in London

People with mental health issues who are in contact with police and courts in North, East and North East London, will soon be able to access peer support, after Together received a grant from City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s Charity. Peer support takes place when people with similar experiences support each other…

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Survey reveals people feel involved in the support they receive from Together

People that use Together’s services feel involved in their support and in how our services are run, according to a recent survey. 88 people that use our accommodation, community and criminal justice services responded to the survey, carried out by Together’s Quality Improvement team and Service User Involvement Directorate. The survey was designed with input…

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Together to deliver suicide intervention training to frontline staff in North Yorkshire

Together will train frontline staff in North Yorkshire in how to recognise, intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide, after it received a share of a £70,600 grant from North Yorkshire County Council. North Yorkshire has a higher than average suicide rate and around 150,000 people in the county will experience a mental health…

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Wellbeing Fair raises awareness of support on offer to Southwark residents

Residents of Southwark were given the opportunity to discover the free local support available to improve their wellbeing, at a Wellbeing Fair held during Mental Health Awareness Week in Walworth on Saturday (21 May). Hosted by Together’s Southwark Wellbeing Hub, the fair gave people the chance to speak to 15 local Southwark organisations, including Healthwatch Southwark,…

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Together reveals benefits of personalised mental health support in accomodation settings

The wellbeing and lifestyles of people with severe mental health issues improve when they receive personalised support in an accommodation setting, a new report we published today has revealed. Funded by the Department of Health, the three-year independent evaluation by the Mental Health Foundation aimed to understand the impact of our personalised accommodation based model,…

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Together wins contract to provide mental health support in Hampshire

Together is now supporting more people with mental health issues to work towards improved wellbeing in West Hampshire. Following a competitive tender process to re-commission services across the borough, Hampshire County Council awarded Together with the contract to deliver mental health support across four locations – Winchester, Eastleigh, Test Valley and New Forest. Sanctuary Supported Living…

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Together wins two 3rd Sector Care Awards

Together has been presented with two awards at the second annual 3rd Sector Care Awards. The awards were presented by Dame Esther Rantzen, English journalist and television presenter, and recognise Together’s innovative, person centred, quality mental health services. The 3rd Sector Care Awards celebrate and showcase the innovation and care excellence of the not-for-profit care…

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Lady Martha Bruce to open art exhibition about healing the damage to mental wellbeing after prison

Former prison governor, Lady Martha Bruce, is to open an art exhibition highlighting the journey of one woman who used art as a tool to heal the damage to her mental wellbeing and rebuild her life after prison. The exhibition, entitled Breakthrough and hosted by Together for Mental Wellbeing, will feature over 100 pieces of…

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