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Interview with Tracy Moss, Operations and Development Manager on service user involvement

Posted on 11, June, 2020

As a feature for SUID Briefing, Service User Involvement Worker, Nick Povey who curated it along with the Involvement in Action newsletter interviewed Tracy Moss who is Operations and Development Manager within Advocacy for Together on service user involvement. The interview is transcribed below from Nick as Tracy explains how she defines service user involvement, how […]

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Together launches new criminal justice support service for people with a personality disorder diagnosis

Posted on 10, June, 2020

On the 1st of April 2020, despite also dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Together was proud to launch a new Engagement & Enhanced Relational Support Service (EERSS) which draws on the principles of mentoring and advocacy. The team have adapted to launch the service remotely initially in line with social distancing and it offers men […]

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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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