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Interview on Peer Support with Alison Wilcox from Berkshire West Your Way

Posted on 25, March, 2021

In this interview we caught up with Alison Wilcox who shares her own lived experience of mental distress and the impact peer support had in helping her to manage her mental health. Alison spoke to Together Senior Communications Officer Martin Fewster and also described how the peer support group provided a community that then made […]

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Together Operations and Development Manager Tracy Moss on working alongside adults with Down Syndrome

Posted on 22, March, 2021

Sunday 21 March 2021 was World Down Syndrome Day. The theme this year was inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which supports effective and meaningful participation as a core human right. At Together our advocacy services regularly work alongside people with Down Syndrome as well as adults […]

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A blog on Women’s Mental Health in Police Stations and Prisons from Together CEO Linda Bryant

Posted on 08, March, 2021

Being pro-women in all its manifestations: women experiencing mental distress in our criminal justice system Linda Bryant, CEO For International Women’s Day 2021 we’re sharing a blog which started from a presentation our CEO, Linda Bryant, gave at the Fabian Women Fringe event in January this year as part of the Fabian Society Annual Conference […]

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Former Together service user Holly shares lived experience for Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Posted on 03, March, 2021

There are different types of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating. They come in all shapes and sizes and may not look the same, meaning it can be difficult to identify when someone is suffering from an eating disorder and to establish how much they are struggling. I have had times when […]

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Interview with Together service user Frankie on lived experience and LGBTQ+ History Month

Posted on 26, February, 2021

February is LGBTQ+ History Month (https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/). To mark that we wanted to share the lived experience of one of our service users who is part of the LGBTQ+ community considering what the month means to them. Frankie is a resident at Together’s Boudicca Court Supported Accommodation and was kind enough to share his experiences and […]

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Together responds to reforms to the Mental Health Act

Posted on 22, January, 2021

The Government launched a White Paper on reforming the Mental Health Act (MHA) on 13th January 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reforming-the-mental-health-act It sets out the key proposals and considerations by the government in reforming the Act, following the independent review led by Sir Simon Wessely and published in 2018, of which Together was an advisory group member. Detention […]

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Together thanks Beyond Group for donation of unclaimed residual funds

Posted on 16, December, 2020

Together for Mental Wellbeing are hugely grateful to Beyond Group after it chose to begin a partnership with us to donate unclaimed residual funds. Unclaimed client account balances are sums of money which lie dormant in the client account of many firms of solicitors, often untouched for years. It may be that the rightful owner […]

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Together advocacy volunteer Catherine Horbury on securing a new role with NHS England and value of lived experience in advocacy

Posted on 16, December, 2020

Together has a hugely valuable team of volunteers throughout our services that carry out vital roles as part of our teams providing support to people who’ve experienced mental distress. Catherine Horbury volunteers with Together’s Wakefield Advocacy Hub and provides the team there with valuable insights from her own lived experience as a person with Downs […]

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Interview with Together Recovery Worker Paul Appleby

Posted on 15, December, 2020

Paul Appleby was previously a service user with Together’s Norfolk Integrated Housing and Community Support Service (NIHCSS) and has since become a permanent member of that team having previously volunteered with the service. We caught up with Paul to hear about his story, the process of becoming a volunteer and then a paid member of […]

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Interview with Together Wellbeing Pathway Enhanced Project Manager Despina Bardosi

Posted on 10, December, 2020

We caught up with Despina Bardosi who is Enhanced Project Manager at Together in the criminal justice team managing the Together Wellbeing Pathway. The Together Wellbeing Pathway (TWP) is commissioned as a part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway in London. The OPD Pathway is part of the Integrated Community Service (ICS), managed by […]

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