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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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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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