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Together gives guidance on involving service users in the delivery of mental health services

Posted on 09, June, 2014

We have teamed up with the National Survivor User Network (NSUN) to produce a briefing on service user involvement aimed at all professionals involved in designing and managing mental health services. Produced to coincide with the NHS Confederation’s annual conference, the briefing defines and outlines practical steps towards genuine, meaningful service user involvement. It also […]

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The Priory showcase artwork at Together’s national office

Posted on 20, May, 2014

Together is hosting an exhibition being held by The Priory’s Secure Services to showcase the artwork of individuals with severe mental health needs. ‘Bridging the Gap’, being held at Together’s national office at 12 Old Street in London, features a range of mixed media artwork completed by individuals from The Priory’s secure mental health units and is open […]

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New countywide mental health floating support service in Norfolk to be delivered by Together

Posted on 16, April, 2014

Together has been selected by Norfolk County Council to provide mental health floating support to individuals living across the county with housing related needs. Following a nine month process to re-commission local services, Together was awarded the contract from 27th January 2014. Since then we have been working closely with local staff, service users, the Council and the […]

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Together to deliver pilot launched by NHS England to place mental health teams in police stations and courts across London

Posted on 04, April, 2014

Together will deliver a new pilot scheme being launched by NHS England today that places specialist mental health teams in police stations and courts across the capital. Delivered by Together in partnership with Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust and North East London NHS Foundation Trust the scheme will reach […]

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Together selected by Department of Health as a partner to roll out liaison and diversion services

Posted on 04, January, 2014

Together has been chosen by the Department of Health to be one of its key partner organisations to lead an initiative that will see mental health professionals working directly within courts and police custody suites. The Department of Health today announced £25 million of funding to develop and roll out services including liaison and diversion […]

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Befriending service launched for Stratford residents

Posted on 16, December, 2013

Today national charity Together for Mental Wellbeing, officially opens the doors of its new befriending service ‘Stratford Friends’ to offer some extra support to local people living with mental health needs. The project, supported by funding from Stratford Town Trust aims to link people with a mental health need – living in Stratford-Upon-Avon – to […]

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Together project in Southwark wins innovation award

Posted on 05, July, 2013

Together’s Southwark Your Way service has won the Mental Health Providers Forum’s (MHPF) award for best design of a flexible new service. The service in the south London borough was the result of an eight-day transformation and design programme delivered last year to 33 service users by people with lived experience of mental distress. Together […]

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Together gets a helping hand through Vodafone World of Difference programme

Posted on 18, April, 2013

Winner of this year’s Vodafone World of Difference programme, Julie Billsborough has begun her placement with her chosen charity Together, to develop a mental health information website for people in her local area of Lancaster. Julie wants to develop a local online directory for service users, carers and health practitioners that provides details of local […]

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Together to receive share of £5.5 million from Department of Health to develop innovative residential service

Posted on 17, April, 2013

Together is to receive up to £210,363 over three years from the Department of Health (DOH) to support the development of its innovative personalised residential service for individuals with complex needs. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, announced the Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund awards 2013-2014 at the Innovation Expo this month. Together […]

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Will new health commissioning bodies have the awareness and expertise to account for the mental health and wellbeing needs of women in the criminal justice system?

Posted on 12, March, 2013

  Linda Bryant, Manager of Together’s  Criminal Justice Services, argues that thought and attention needs to be given to the distinct needs of women offenders as new commissioning bodies take on responsibility for commissioning community services.   Check out her blog piece on here

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