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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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Study finds Together’s peer support has value worth five times money spent on it

Posted on 16, January, 2017

A study of Together’s peer support in Hampshire has revealed that every pound spent on it yields a social return worth £4.94. Peer support is an integral part of Together’s mental health support, and so we set out to quantify its value both for those delivering and receiving it, by undertaking a Social Return on […]

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Government announces more funding for Liaison and Diversion

Posted on 14, July, 2016

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

Posted on 07, July, 2016

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.

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

Posted on 28, June, 2016

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.

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

Posted on 17, June, 2016

People that use Together’s services feel involved in their support and in how our services are run, according to a recent survey.

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

Posted on 16, June, 2016

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.

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