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LGBT+ History Month 2022 – Art and History

Posted on 01, February, 2022

LGBT+ History Month runs through February https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/ and the theme for 2022 is Art and Politics focussing on how art and expression have helped to bring about change and justice for the rights of LGBT+ people. For this at Together we will be asking staff and service users who identify as LGBT+ to share examples […]

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Walking football at Lawn Court sports club

Posted on 21, January, 2022

Lawn Court Accommodation Service is a registered care-home providing mental health support for up to 18 people in Bexhill-on-Sea. As well as being an accommodation service supporting people who experience mental distress towards the goal of independent living, Lawn Court is also a very active and inspirational sports club. As a sports club the staff […]

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Interview with Wakefield Advocacy Together Hub service user Adam Stokes

Posted on 12, January, 2022

Together’s Wakefield Advocacy Hub provides a variety of advocacy support to people in the region and runs group sessions for people in the community to attend. Adam Stokes has used those services and was kind enough to share some of his lived experiences with support from Volunteer Coordinator and Independent Mental Health Advocate Ella Allen […]

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A poem by Together Kirtling House Accommodation Service user Jessica Fillbrook

Posted on 06, January, 2022

As we begin 2022 with uncertainty continuing around the Covid pandemic we’re pleased to share a poem written by one of our service users considering the impact on society and things we can be thankful for. Jessica Fillbrook is a resident at our Kirtling House Accommodation Service in Winchester and uses poetry as a creative […]

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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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