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Volunteers Week 2020 – Peer supporters Ruth, Maggie and Lena share their lived experience of volunteering

Posted on 05, June, 2020

Continuing our Volunteers Week 2020 coverage, three more of our peer support volunteers have been kind enough to share their lived experience of that and what it has meant to them. We’re incredibly grateful to all our volunteers who play a vital role in the support we provide to people living with mental distress. First up […]

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Volunteers Week 2020 – International interpreter Naglaa explains what volunteering means to her

Posted on 04, June, 2020

Its Volunteers Week 2020 and we’re asking people who’ve volunteered with us to share their lived experience and what it has meant to them. We’re incredibly grateful to all our volunteers who play a vital role in the support we provide to people living with mental distress. Naglaa volunteers with the Southwark Wellbeing Hub, which is part […]

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Volunteers Week 2020 – Peer supporter Mellissa Wheeler shares her experience of volunteering

Posted on 03, June, 2020

For Volunteers Week 2020 we asked people who have volunteered with Together to share their lived experience of doing that and what it has meant to them. We’re incredibly grateful to all our volunteers who play a vital role in the support we provide to people living with mental distress. First up in this series, peer supporter […]

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Ways in which art and creativity helps to support people experiencing mental distress

Posted on 27, May, 2020

We were delighted to learn the news last week that we had been selected as one of the charities to be recipients of the proceeds from a new charity edition created by Antony Gormley for White Cube. The piece is called Together and presents a series of six silhouetted figures originally created out of a […]

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MHAW2020: Peer Support and Volunteer Coordinator Jo Francis on Covid-19 and lockdown

Posted on 23, May, 2020

Next up for our features for Mental Health Awareness Week, Jo Francis who is a Peer Support and Volunteer Coordinator at Together’s Swale Your Way service shares her lived experience of Covid-19 and lock down. Jo provides an honest and open account of the emotional impact the pandemic has had as well as new coping […]

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MHAW2020: Together CEO Linda Bryant speaks to Trustee Lisa Goodwin about Lived Experience

Posted on 22, May, 2020

Next in our features for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, our Chief Executive Linda Bryant spoke to Together trustee Lisa Goodwin about the value of lived experience. Lisa is Deputy Chair of our Workforce Committee and is a member of the Quality and Safety Committee and her interview with Linda is below beginning with her reasons […]

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MHAW2020: Peer supporter Julia shares lived experience of coping strategies through art

Posted on 21, May, 2020

To continue our features for Mental Health Awareness week around the value of Lived Experience, peer supporter Julia shares a coping strategy she has used through art. Peer supporters are a really important part of our services and Julia works at our Bakery Court supported living service as part of the Norfolk Integrated Housing and […]

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MHAW2020: My lived experience in times of pandemic – Samiha Abdeldjebar, Peer Support Coordinator at Together

Posted on 21, May, 2020

My lived experience has definitely had an impact on my approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and I also suffer from lifelong anxiety. In this respect, the onset of the pandemic was like one of my worst nightmares come true – a looming, invisible threat over which […]

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White Cube and artist Antony Gormley release charity edition and name Together as a recipient of proceeds

Posted on 20, May, 2020

World leading contemporary art gallery White Cube today launched an Antony Gormley charity edition to support mental health charities and food banks and we’re delighted to say Together for Mental Wellbeing have been named as one of the recipients of the proceeds. Coinciding with UK Mental Health Awareness Week, White Cube and Antony Gormley are proud […]

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MHAW2020: Video from Jess Worner, Lived Experience Leadership Manager at Together

Posted on 20, May, 2020

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 at Together we have chosen the theme of lived experience. For the week we will be focusing on the value of the knowledge people gain from their experiences and how important that is for us in our approach to supporting people experiencing mental distress. Jess Worner is Lived Experience Leadership Manager at Together […]

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