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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 Independent.co.uk here

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Together service user launches graphic novel documenting inhumanity of asylum life

Posted on 01, March, 2013

This week Andrew Voyce, former user of Together’s services, launched his book Side effects at the mental health charity’s Our Space Gallery in London. The graphic novel charts Andrew’s experience of schizophrenia over the course of 20 years – his journey through psychotic episodes, asylums, medication, encounters with the law and homelessness. Following the closure […]

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As Together launches its new ‘Common sense approach to working with women offenders’, our Curator, Eve McDougall recalls her experiences of prison.

Posted on 26, February, 2013

As Together launches its new ‘Common sense approach to working with women offenders’, its Our Space Gallery Curator, Eve McDougall recalls her experience of being sent to an adult Victorian prison when she was just 15 years old. Over 30 years ago, Eve was sentenced to two years and actually  served two years for breaking […]

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Guide launched to ensure women’s health and wellbeing needs are not missed by criminal justice staff

Posted on 26, February, 2013

Today, mental health charity Together launches a new guide that offers professionals the tools to recognise and respond to the health and wellbeing needs of women offenders. Despite recommendations made in the 2007 Corston report, around 13,500 women are still sent to prison each year1. More than half of these women have severe mental illness and […]

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Individuals at The Priory unlock their creativity at new exhibition

Posted on 11, December, 2012

Thornford Park and Chadwick Lodge, residential units that are part of the Priory Group, are holding an exhibition at Together’s Our Space gallery to showcase service users’ artwork. The UNLOCK art exhibition features a range of mixed media artwork completed by service users and demonstrates the potential of art as a mode of therapy, allowing individuals to […]

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Charity launches transformed service for Southwark residents with mental health issues

Posted on 07, December, 2012

As part of its work to transform its services and drive personalisation forward, mental health charity Together has launched its latest project Southwark Your Way for local people in need of support. Southwark Your Way, formerly known as Castle Resource Centre, has now been transformed into a community based service that offers individuals experiencing mental […]

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