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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted on 28, November, 2012
Together’s Your Way model – the charity’s answer to personalisation has won Major Specialist Care Provider at this year’s Independent Healthcare APEX (IHA) awards.
Posted on 15, November, 2012
In response to some of the issues raised in the The Abandoned Illness report released by The Schizophrenia Commission, Michael Smith, Transformation Lead at Together says:
Posted on 04, October, 2012
Matina Marougka: Women’s Forensic Mental Health Practitioner and co-author of new IARS report: Listening to Young Women in Police Custody: Mental health needs and the police response comments on the findings: I am a psychologist and work as a Women’s Forensic Mental Health Practitioner at Together’s Court Liaison and Outreach Project based at Thames Magistrates’ […]