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International Volunteer Day Interview with Together National Steering Group Member Mark Dale

Posted on 03, December, 2021

Sunday the 5th of December is International Volunteer Day. Volunteers are a vital part of our services at Together providing experience, expertise and knowledge to our teams and we’re really grateful for all of the work they do. To celebrate the day we spoke to Mark Dale on his experience of volunteering with Together and […]

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Advocacy Awareness Week 2021 – Interview with Senior Independent Mental Health Advocate Kerryn Davey

Posted on 02, November, 2021

For Advocacy Awareness Week 2021 we wanted to speak to some of our advocates that work alongside people in secure hospital settings. They often support people in difficult and traumatic circumstances where a person may have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. We wanted to show the vital work advocates do in these situations […]

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World Mental Health Day at Norfolk Integrated Housing & Community Support Service

Posted on 25, October, 2021

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October, Norfolk Integrated Housing & Community Support Service (NICHSS) staff and service users organised celebration events at their supported-housing sites in Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. The aim of the events was to raise awareness of mental health, and the problems faced by those living with mental distress. The team […]

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Kirtling House staff and service users celebrate World Food Day by trying new cuisine

Posted on 20, October, 2021

World Food Day was on Saturday 16 October 2021 and for that the staff and service users at Together’s Kirtling House Accommodation Service decided to celebrate by trying some new cuisine provided by one of the staff team. Sophie Ekambi-Kiye is a Recovery Worker at the service who is from Cameroon and for the day […]

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WMHD 2021 – Interview with service user Frankie on lived experience of mental distress and moving to Boudicca Court

Posted on 12, October, 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021 was on Sunday 10th of October and the theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health was ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. This theme is something we wanted to explore with the people that use our services by sharing their lived experiences of mental distress and inequalities or discrimination […]

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WMHD 2021 – Service user Jasper Thomson shares live experience of mental distress and the criminal justice system

Posted on 10, October, 2021

The theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health for World Mental Health Day 2021 is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. This theme is something we wanted to explore with the people that use our services by sharing their lived experiences of mental distress and inequalities or discrimination they have faced. To explore this […]

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WMHD 2021 – Interview with Elle-Michele Reynolds-Cole on working with Rochdale Advocacy Together Hub

Posted on 08, October, 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021 is on Sunday the 10th of October and the theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. This theme is something we wanted to explore with the people that use our services by sharing their lived experiences of mental distress and inequalities […]

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World Mental Health Day 2021 – A blog by Together CEO, Linda Bryant

Posted on 08, October, 2021

What could be more poignant than World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2021 following a week where over 500,000 people in the UK were facing severe financial hardship due to the cut in universal credit. We have known for a very long time the effects that poverty has on causing and exacerbating mental distress. […]

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Rochdale Advocacy Together Hub has contract extended with extra service

Posted on 15, September, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that our Rochdale Advocacy Together Hub service has had the contract to provide advocacy support extended by the local authority. The previous Independent Advocacy contract was delivered by Together from 2016 to 2021 which included Statutory Advocacy, NHS Complaints Advocacy and Generic Advocacy. The new contract that Together has been successful […]

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Together awarded new contract to provide mental health advocacy with St Andrew’s Healthcare

Posted on 14, September, 2021

Together are delighted to have been awarded a new contract with St Andrew’s Healthcare to provide mental health advocacy. The contract will mean our advocacy teams work with service users and their families around their rights and care options. The independent service has been contracted to support St Andrew’s service users for 3 years. We […]

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