Together awarded new contract to provide mental health advocacy with St Andrew’s Healthcare

Together are delighted to have been awarded a new contract with St Andrew’s Healthcare to provide mental health advocacy. The contract will mean our advocacy teams work with service users and their families around their rights and care options. The independent service has been contracted to support St Andrew’s service users for 3 years.

We are proud of the strong reputation we have in advocacy and our advocates work to the latest best practice guidelines. We look forward to providing the highest quality support available to people in three St Andrew’s secure facilities. Those are located in Northampton, Essex and Birmingham.

Our advocacy services help people who’ve experienced mental distress make their views heard and break down the prejudice they can encounter. This is part of our commitment to service user leadership and valuing lived experience in how mental health services are designed and delivered.

People who want to use the service can contact Together’s advocates any time they wish to. They can confidentially discuss any concerns or issues they may be having during their stay at St Andrew’s Healthcare. Patients can access the free service via phones which are available on all the wards.

Together’s CEO Linda Bryant said:

We’re proud to have secured this contract with St Andrew’s and we’re looking forward to working closely with the patients, helping to give them peace of mind when they need it most. “The people who use our services are at the heart of everything we do. They influence and shape the support they receive from us, and the way our services are run.