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Together resident at Astley Cooper Place shares poetry written during social distancing

Posted on 25, March, 2020

As we all adjust to the new reality of social distancing and isolation during the coronavirus outbreak we all have more time on our hands. It can be difficult to know what to do with the time but one positive thing we can do is use that for creative outlets such as creative activities like […]

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Blog from Linda Bryant, Together’s CEO

Posted on 20, March, 2020

 It’s safe to say, that these last few weeks have been the strangest of my entire working life.  I would imagine that’s the same for many people up and down the country and across the world. I have struggled to understand what Coronavirus means for me, my family, my friends, for our communities and for […]

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Updates on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted on 17, March, 2020

We are all currently experiencing extraordinary daily changes to our lives in response to the serious and concerning global issue of Coronavirus. As a provider of health and social care services, Together has been working with all of its stakeholders to ensure that we are responding in the most effective way possible to safeguard our […]

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Our #WorldBookDay positive mental wellbeing reads

Posted on 13, March, 2020

Last week on Thursday 5 March it was #WorldBookDay and we asked people to share books that had a positive effect on their mental wellbeing. That could have been because of it’s portrayal of mental health, it’s importance to the person in terms of their own experiences or just because they thought it was a great read! We […]

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Consultation opens on new Peer Support Worker Competence Framework Developed by UCL Partners and Health Education England

Posted on 12, March, 2020

A Peer Support Worker Competence Framework developed collaboratively by National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), UCLPartners, Care City, PPL and Health Education England (HEE) has been recently been released for consultation. Together has not been involved in developing this framework and we are independent from the organisations who have. Peer support is an important […]

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Introducing our definitions of service user leadership and lived experience and our new values

Posted on 25, February, 2020

Our core principle at Together is service user leadership. This means we work alongside people who use our services so they can lead on their own support. We believe service user leadership not only benefits people who are accessing support; those collective voices also have a positive impact on all aspects of Together, and wider society. […]

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Together remembers Clive Harris and his work in the garden at York House in Hampshire

Posted on 04, February, 2020

Together would like to remember Clive Harris, who used our West Hampshire Housing and Support Service and thank him for all of the work he, along with his parents, put into maintaining the beautiful garden (see above) at the property at York House in Winchester. Clive sadly passed away last month at the age of […]

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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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