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Together to deliver pilot launched by NHS England to place mental health teams in police stations and courts across London

Posted on 04, April, 2014

Together will deliver a new pilot scheme being launched by NHS England today that places specialist mental health teams in police stations and courts across the capital. Delivered by Together in partnership with Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust and North East London NHS Foundation Trust the scheme will reach […]

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Together selected by Department of Health as a partner to roll out liaison and diversion services

Posted on 04, January, 2014

Together has been chosen by the Department of Health to be one of its key partner organisations to lead an initiative that will see mental health professionals working directly within courts and police custody suites. The Department of Health today announced £25 million of funding to develop and roll out services including liaison and diversion […]

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Befriending service launched for Stratford residents

Posted on 16, December, 2013

Today national charity Together for Mental Wellbeing, officially opens the doors of its new befriending service ‘Stratford Friends’ to offer some extra support to local people living with mental health needs. The project, supported by funding from Stratford Town Trust aims to link people with a mental health need – living in Stratford-Upon-Avon – to […]

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Together project in Southwark wins innovation award

Posted on 05, July, 2013

Together’s Southwark Your Way service has won the Mental Health Providers Forum’s (MHPF) award for best design of a flexible new service. The service in the south London borough was the result of an eight-day transformation and design programme delivered last year to 33 service users by people with lived experience of mental distress. Together […]

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Together gets a helping hand through Vodafone World of Difference programme

Posted on 18, April, 2013

Winner of this year’s Vodafone World of Difference programme, Julie Billsborough has begun her placement with her chosen charity Together, to develop a mental health information website for people in her local area of Lancaster. Julie wants to develop a local online directory for service users, carers and health practitioners that provides details of local […]

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Together to receive share of £5.5 million from Department of Health to develop innovative residential service

Posted on 17, April, 2013

Together is to receive up to £210,363 over three years from the Department of Health (DOH) to support the development of its innovative personalised residential service for individuals with complex needs. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, announced the Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund awards 2013-2014 at the Innovation Expo this month. Together […]

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Together adds summer dates to peer support training programme

Posted on 16, April, 2013

Together is inviting people to apply for places on an 8-day peer support training programme this summer, following the success of similar courses that have been running since November last year. Peer supporters draw on their own experiences of mental distress to help others towards better mental wellbeing, and it has been shown that genuine, […]

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Will new health commissioning bodies have the awareness and expertise to account for the mental health and wellbeing needs of women in the criminal justice system?

Posted on 12, March, 2013

  Linda Bryant, Manager of Together’s  Criminal Justice Services, argues that thought and attention needs to be given to the distinct needs of women offenders as new commissioning bodies take on responsibility for commissioning community services.   Check out her blog piece on Independent.co.uk here

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Together service user launches graphic novel documenting inhumanity of asylum life

Posted on 01, March, 2013

This week Andrew Voyce, former user of Together’s services, launched his book Side effects at the mental health charity’s Our Space Gallery in London. The graphic novel charts Andrew’s experience of schizophrenia over the course of 20 years – his journey through psychotic episodes, asylums, medication, encounters with the law and homelessness. Following the closure […]

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As Together launches its new ‘Common sense approach to working with women offenders’, our Curator, Eve McDougall recalls her experiences of prison.

Posted on 26, February, 2013

As Together launches its new ‘Common sense approach to working with women offenders’, its Our Space Gallery Curator, Eve McDougall recalls her experience of being sent to an adult Victorian prison when she was just 15 years old. Over 30 years ago, Eve was sentenced to two years and actually  served two years for breaking […]

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