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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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White Cube and artist Antony Gormley release charity edition and name Together as a recipient of proceeds

Posted on 20, May, 2020

World leading contemporary art gallery White Cube today launched an Antony Gormley charity edition to support mental health charities and food banks and we’re delighted to say Together for Mental Wellbeing have been named as one of the recipients of the proceeds. Coinciding with UK Mental Health Awareness Week, White Cube and Antony Gormley are proud […]

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MHAW2020: Video from Jess Worner, Lived Experience Leadership Manager at Together

Posted on 20, May, 2020

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 at Together we have chosen the theme of lived experience. For the week we will be focusing on the value of the knowledge people gain from their experiences and how important that is for us in our approach to supporting people experiencing mental distress. Jess Worner is Lived Experience Leadership Manager at Together […]

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MHAW2020: Poem on lived experience from Sophie Nettle

Posted on 19, May, 2020

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 our theme is Lived Experience and we asked service users, volunteers and staff to share why that knowledge is important for them. The way that people choose to express that is up to them and through the week we’ll be sharing a interviews, videos and blogs or in this case poetry […]

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MHAW2020: Interview with Together National Steering Group member David Cleverdon

Posted on 18, May, 2020

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (MHAW2020) at Together we have chosen the theme of lived experience. For the week we will be focusing on the value of the knowledge people gain from their experiences and how important that is for us in our approach to supporting people experiencing mental distress. We spoke with David Cleverdon who […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 – Our theme: Lived Experience

Posted on 15, May, 2020

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 at Together we have chosen the theme of lived experience. For the week we will be focusing on the value of the knowledge people gain from their experiences and how important that is for us in our approach to supporting people experiencing mental distress. Our core principle at Together […]

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Support Together staff are providing service users during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on 27, April, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about huge changes to all of our daily lives as we all make changes and follow advice from the Government and the NHS to try and limit the spread of the virus. As well as being a threat to our physical health the virus can impact our mental health causing […]

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Together peer supporter shares poem inspired by new routine during lock down

Posted on 20, April, 2020

Living through the Coronavirus, social distancing and lock down means we’re all adjusting to new routines and discovering activities that can help us cope with the new reality. While there is no doubt it’s a difficult time for everyone there can be upsides to reassessing the way we spend our time. That could be taking […]

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Video update and blog from Together Chief Executive Linda Bryant

Posted on 17, April, 2020

Our Chief Executive Linda Bryant shares a video update and a blog on her experience of Covid-19, lock down and how our teams are continuing to support the people who use our services. A lot has happened since Covid-19 became a daily feature of our lives. Words like lockdown, self-isolating and social distancing (an arm […]

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Together resident at Astley Cooper Place shares poetry written during social distancing

Posted on 25, March, 2020

As we all adjust to the new reality of social distancing and isolation during the coronavirus outbreak we all have more time on our hands. It can be difficult to know what to do with the time but one positive thing we can do is use that for creative outlets such as creative activities like […]

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