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Together Pathways services saved from closure in Rotherham and York.

Posted on 19, June, 2017

Two vital Together services that reduce demand on emergency services by helping people experiencing mental distress have been saved. Our Pathways services, offer free, personalised, one-to-one support to individuals experiencing mental distress who may repeatedly make contact with emergency services, or are at risk of entering the criminal justice system. The two services were facing […]

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Study finds Together’s peer support has value worth five times money spent on it

Posted on 16, January, 2017

A study of Together’s peer support in Hampshire has revealed that every pound spent on it yields a social return worth £4.94. Peer support is an integral part of Together’s mental health support, and so we set out to quantify its value both for those delivering and receiving it, by undertaking a Social Return on […]

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Together project for young people in Rotherham wins Positive Practice in Mental Health award

Posted on 18, October, 2016

Together’s Rotherham Pathways project has been announced a winner at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards, which recognise excellence in mental health and mental health services. Project Manager Alison Thorne accepted the award for innovation in child and young people’s mental health at an awards ceremony gala dinner in Woking on Thursday 13 October. […]

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Government announces more funding for Liaison and Diversion

Posted on 14, July, 2016

The Government has announced a £12m investment to extend the roll-out of liaison and diversion services in police custody suites and criminal courts across England. Health Minister Alistair Burt MP announced the extra funding at a Care not Custody coalition event in Parliament on 12 July. Subject to evaluation, full roll-out should be achieved by 2020. Liaison and diversion services are […]

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Together to provide more advocacy services in Rochdale

Posted on 07, July, 2016

Together has won a contract to provide five types of advocacy support to residents of Rochdale. The new service will help to ensure that people with mental health issues are able to make their views heard. The new advocacy hub will be the first point of call for anyone who needs to access an advocacy […]

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Together to offer peer support at liaison and diversion project in London

Posted on 28, June, 2016

People with mental health issues who are in contact with police and courts in North, East and North East London, will soon be able to access peer support, after Together received a grant from City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s Charity. Peer support takes place when people with similar experiences support each other […]

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Survey reveals people feel involved in the support they receive from Together

Posted on 17, June, 2016

People that use Together’s services feel involved in their support and in how our services are run, according to a recent survey. 88 people that use our accommodation, community and criminal justice services responded to the survey, carried out by Together’s Quality Improvement team and Service User Involvement Directorate. The survey was designed with input […]

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Together to deliver suicide intervention training to frontline staff in North Yorkshire

Posted on 16, June, 2016

Together will train frontline staff in North Yorkshire in how to recognise, intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide, after it received a share of a £70,600 grant from North Yorkshire County Council. North Yorkshire has a higher than average suicide rate and around 150,000 people in the county will experience a mental health […]

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Wellbeing Fair raises awareness of support on offer to Southwark residents

Posted on 23, May, 2016

Residents of Southwark were given the opportunity to discover the free local support available to improve their wellbeing, at a Wellbeing Fair held during Mental Health Awareness Week in Walworth on Saturday (21 May). Hosted by Together’s Southwark Wellbeing Hub, the fair gave people the chance to speak to 15 local Southwark organisations, including Healthwatch Southwark, […]

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Together reveals benefits of personalised mental health support in accommodation settings

Posted on 17, May, 2016

The wellbeing and lifestyles of people with severe mental health issues improve when they receive personalised support in an accommodation setting, a new report we published today has revealed. Funded by the Department of Health, the three-year independent evaluation by the Mental Health Foundation aimed to understand the impact of our personalised accommodation based model, […]

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