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Together to receive share of £6.8 million

Posted on 16, March, 2012

Together is to receive around £300,000 to test and develop innovative approaches to improve health and wellbeing, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow announced. Voluntary sector organisations submitted funding bids to the Department of Health setting out how they could help their communities by improving care for thousands of vulnerable people. The money will be used […]

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Together welcomes House of Lords vote to treat mental health and physical health equally

Posted on 10, February, 2012

Together welcomes the House of Lords vote to amend the Health and Social Care bill to give mental and physical health equal prominence within the NHS and hopes it is adopted by the Government when the final details of the Bill are agreed. This groundbreaking move, which echoes the philosophy underpinning the Coalition’s 2011 mental […]

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Chief inspector of prisons’ visit to Styal prison finds too many women with mental health issues still serving short-term sentences: Together’s response.

Posted on 20, January, 2012

Together supports Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick’s disappointment that too many women with mental health issues continue to serve short-term prison sentences, as expressed in a recent report1 he published following a visit to Styal prison in July of last year. In the report following his inspection of Styal women’s prison in Cheshire the […]

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Lottery Success for Together service in Suffolk which reduces rural isolation

Posted on 08, November, 2011

A much-needed service providing social links for people with mental health issues has been thrown a lifeline, thanks to a Big Lottery Fund grant of £249,179. Suffolk Befriending Service, run by national mental health charity Together, has been providing support to clients with mental health issues for four years across Suffolk. It was under serious […]

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New Together exhibition explores horticulture as a way of cultivating mental well-being

Posted on 27, September, 2011

This week, mental health charity Together launches a new exhibition that explores the positive impact of horticulture on mental wellbeing at its Our Space gallery in London, featuring artwork from mental health service-users, prisoners, young offenders and ex-offenders.

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Non-Fiction at the Together Our Space Gallery

Posted on 01, September, 2010

Photography, paintings, installations and sculpture by 29 different artists will focus on the creative narration of facts, or true accounts of life events and experience in the Non-Fiction exhibition at Together Our Space from 24th September to 26th november 2010. Artist Clare Smart, who was nominated for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, has contributed […]

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Public support for alternatives to prison

Posted on 19, August, 2010

According to the results of an online YouGov poll, released today by Together, six out of ten (64%) of people in Great Britain believe that people with mental health issues, (who pose no threat to the public, but have committed a crime for which they could receive a short-term prison sentence of less than 12 […]

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Wide Open at the Together Our Space Gallery

Posted on 08, July, 2010

Wide Open, a brand new exhibition of outsider art, is on show at the Together Our Space Gallery, 12 Old Street, London, from 8th July until 27th August. This two-month alternative summer show invites visitors to step out of the mainstream and into a wide open landscape of work created by 20 ‘outsider’ artists who, […]

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Blank Space/(Y)our Space at Together Our Space

Posted on 20, May, 2010

BLANK SPACE/(Y)OUR SPACE, a new multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring 16 emerging artists goes in on show at our Together Our Space gallery from Thursday 20th May until Friday 2nd July. Devised and curated by Christina Millare, each contributing artist has created work in response to her challenge to ‘fill the void’, and have transformed our gallery […]

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Our Stories at Together Our Space

Posted on 11, March, 2010

The myth of ‘them and us’ still exists between those who have suffered from mental health problems and those who have not. ‘Our Stories’, a new exhibition at the Together Our Space Gallery from 11th March – 26th April 2010, devised and curated by Christina Millare and Claire Monger, aims to dispel the idea that […]

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