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Mental distress and the criminal justice system film series

Posted on 04, October, 2019

Mental distress and the criminal justice system: Learning from lived experience For World Mental Health Day 2019 Together for Mental Wellbeing are sharing our film on mental distress and the criminal justice system. The film shows the varied and multifaceted reasons people can become involved with the criminal justice system and what we can learn […]

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Mental distress and the criminal justice system: Supporting people living with suicidal thoughts

Posted on 10, September, 2019

In June 2019 we launched a new video series where people who have used or volunteered with our services shared 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 film […]

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Peer support and criminal justice – an interview with Peer Support Coordinator, Christine Pearson

Posted on 02, September, 2019

For more than 2 years now, Together for Mental Wellbeing has been providing peer support to people living with mental distress who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Christine Pearson is a Peer Support Coordinator in Together’s criminal justice team and we caught up with her to find out more about why the support […]

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The value of peer support in criminal justice settings

Posted on 30, August, 2019

For more than 2 years now, Together for Mental Wellbeing has been providing peer support to people living with mental distress who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The lived experience that our peer supporters provide is incredibly valuable to people that use our service and provides insight and understanding beyond what our […]

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Easyfundraising

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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