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Posted on 02, August, 2019

How You, Your Friends and Family Can Raise Money for Together When You Buy Things Online There is a really easy way for Together staff, their friends and family, to raise money for Together when buying things online. It costs nothing, and doesn’t affect how things are bought online, other than the requirement to go […]

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Together’s tips on how to keep your cool in a heatwave

Posted on 25, July, 2019

Temperatures in the UK are predicted to reach record levels today at a potentially scorching 39°C. While a some people really enjoy hot weather (although we think it’s probably too hot for most today) it can be difficult and uncomfortable for others and for people living with mental distress it can exacerbate feelings like anxiety, […]

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Avalon accommodation service welcomes young volunteers from National Citizens Service

Posted on 24, July, 2019

Together’s Avalon Accommodation Service had a selection of visitors in the past 2 weeks as young people volunteering with the National Citizens Service (NCS) carried out work to tidy the gardens of the building and learned about the residents and their experiences with mental distress. Avalon is a 24 hour recovery-focused supported living service for eight adults with a […]

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New video series on experiences of mental distress and the criminal justice system

Posted on 22, July, 2019

In a new video series people who have used or volunteered with services provided by Together for Mental Wellbeing (Together) share their experiences of the criminal justice system when living with mental distress. The service users that are featured in the videos were involved in all stages of the production of the series. The main […]

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Together practitioner invited to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister for work with gangs and young adults

Posted on 12, July, 2019

Together for Mental Wellbeing are excited to announce that Deji Maxwell who is a Forensic Mental Health Practitioner at Together and also a member of the Southwark Anti-Violence Unit (SAVU) has been invited to meet the Prime Minister on 15 July 2019. Deji’s visit to Downing Street is to commemorate the work he has carried out […]

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Introducing our new Five Year Strategy 2019-2024 and celebrating 140 years of Together

Posted on 28, June, 2019

The start of our new strategy is marked by Together celebrating its 140th anniversary since being founded by the Reverend Henry Hawkins. Born in 1825, the Reverend Henry Hawkins worked for over 40 years as a Chaplain in asylums, supporting the emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of patients.  Driven by his belief in the common humanity […]

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Peer Support Is Here To Stay at Together

Posted on 16, April, 2019

Jess Worner, Together’s Peer Support Practice Manager, spoke at our recent celebration event to mark 15 years of our Service User Involvement Directorate and to launch the next chapter of service user involvement at Together. Below is an edited version of her speech. “For over five years, I’ve had the privilege of working with so […]

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Important changes to our leadership and service user involvement

Posted on 28, January, 2019

Since Together for Mental Wellbeing was first formed in 1879, we have placed individuals experiencing mental distress at the centre of everything we do. Back in the late 19th century, it was considered ground-breaking to choose to work alongside people coming out of asylums, to offer safe havens instead of being sent to an institution, […]

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Together’s involvement in the independent review of the Mental Health Act

Posted on 07, December, 2018

The final report of the independent review of the Mental Health Act has now been launched, after the government first announced such plans back in October 2017. What does it say, what will the impact be, and how has Together for Mental Wellbeing been involved in the process? Why has there been an independent review? […]

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Together chosen to deliver new countywide mental health service in Norfolk

Posted on 04, October, 2017

Together has been selected by Norfolk County Council to lead a partnership to deliver mental health support to people living across the county. The new service will build on the work that Together has done delivering support in Norfolk over the past three and a half years. Following a year-long process undertaken by the Council […]

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