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Mental Distress and the Criminal Justice System: Experiences of dealing with alcohol addiction

Posted on 14, November, 2019

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2019 we’re sharing some further instalments of our Mental Distress and Criminal Justice film series. These films feature people who have used or volunteered with Together services who have experienced mental distress and who have also struggled with an alcohol dependency which has negatively impacted on their lives.  The films share […]

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In memory of former Together trustee Mark Hardcastle

Posted on 04, November, 2019

In memory of Mark Hardcastle – a highly committed and valued former member of our Board of Trustees, who sadly died on Monday 21st October 2019 surrounded by his family. Our thoughts are with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters at this time. Mark joined the Board of Trustees at Together for Mental Wellbeing in 2014, […]

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BBC 5Live Interview – Jonathan And Carrie describe how Together’s Liaison & Diversion Service helped them

Posted on 22, October, 2019

In September 2019 Together for Mental Wellbeing service user Jonathan and his mother Carrie (names have been changed) gave an interview to BBC Radio 5Live. That focussed on how Jonathan had been living with mental distress and his and Carrie’s experience when he came into contact with the criminal justice system. BBC Radio 5Live ran […]

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Together celebrate Global Peer Support Day 2019

Posted on 18, October, 2019

Global Peer Support Day 2019 was on Thursday 17th of October and was an important day for Together as service user leadership is our core principle and peer support is a big part of our services. We celebrated the day by sharing content that showed how powerful and important lived experience is to support people […]

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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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