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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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In memory of Together Peer Support Coordinator Sandra Smith

Posted on 18, November, 2020

Sandra worked as a Peer Support Worker at Together’s services in Norwich after using the service herself and having her own lived experience of mental distress. As a result, Sandra was a passionate advocate for the value of lived experience and the power of peer support. From being a Peer Support Worker, Sandra progressed to […]

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Trustees’ Week 2020: Interview with Together Trustee Sarah Morton

Posted on 04, November, 2020

Trustees’ Week runs from the 2nd of November to the 6th and for that we wanted to thank all of Together’s trustees for their hugely valuable contribution to our charity. To celebrate the week we spoke to one of the most recent people to join us, Sarah Morton who as well as being a Together […]

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Together Wellbeing Pathway

Posted on 02, November, 2020

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 the London Pathways Partnership (LPP) and the National Probation Service (NPS). It is jointly funded, commissioned and delivered by HMPPS and NHS England. […]

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Advocacy Awareness Week 2020

Posted on 30, October, 2020

Advocacy Awareness Week runs from the 26th to the 30th of October and to celebrate that we wanted to highlight the vital role advocates play in our services. We spoke to staff from our advocacy teams to find out more about their roles, how they support people and why that is so important: What is […]

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World Mental Health Day 2020 – One thing you want people to know

Posted on 08, October, 2020

For World Mental Health Day 2020 we wanted to share the insights and knowledge of our service users and staff with lived experience of mental distress. As a result we asked a single question: What’s the one thing you want people to know about your experiences with mental health? The answers we received were varied and […]

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Online and virtual Peer Support, and reflections on shared learning – a blog by Together Lived Experience Leadership Manager, Jess Worner

Posted on 22, September, 2020

Peer support is such a vital space for many of us with lived experience of mental distress to support our wellbeing, connect with others and share in mutual trust and solidarity. For some, it is a lifeline. For many, including people using peer support through Together services, this has usually taken place face-to-face, whether through […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 – A story from Together’s criminal justice team

Posted on 10, September, 2020

Thursday 10th September 2020 is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and to raise awareness of this vital issue we wanted to share a story from Together’s criminal justice service and specifically the Liaison and Diversion team. That team is funded by NHS England through their National Liaison and Diversion Operating Model. The liaison and diversion team is made up […]

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Together York Pathways service to close

Posted on 02, September, 2020

It is with sadness, but also a lot of pride for what has been achieved, that we have to announce the closure of Together’s York Pathways service on 30th September 2020. The project was developed in 2014 in response to an escalation in incidences of self-harm and suicides, in particular across the North Yorkshire area, […]

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