Together For You

together for you locked in colourTogether For You is an innovative and exciting new project led by Action Mental Health (AMH) in partnership with Aware Defeat Depression, Cause, Cruse, Mindwise, Nexus NI, Praxis Care and Relate NI, which will deliver mental health and wellbeing services to a range of people across NI.

Click here to link to the Together for You Website!

Download the information flyer here

From bottom left, Clockwise: Fiona Scullion, Mindwise; Julie Harrison, Big Lottery Fund Committee Member, Maire Grattan, Cause; Pam Hunter, Nexus NI; Dave Murphy, Relate NI; Anne Townsend, Cruse;  Paul Collins, Praxiscare; Siobhan Doherty, Aware Defeat Depression; help David Babington, CEO of Action Mental Health launch Together For You, the first ever partnership of mental health organisations in Northern Ireland which is coming together thanks to £3m from the Big Lottery Fund.
From bottom left, Clockwise: Fiona Scullion, Mindwise; Julie Harrison, Big Lottery Fund Committee Member, Maire Grattan, Cause; Pam Hunter, Nexus NI; Dave Murphy, Relate NI; Anne Townsend, Cruse; Paul Collins, Praxiscare; Siobhan Doherty, Aware Defeat Depression; help David Babington, CEO of Action Mental Health launch Together For You, the first ever partnership of mental health organisations in Northern Ireland which is coming together thanks to £3m from the Big Lottery Fund.

Although the 8 organisations currently signpost people to each other’s services, this is the first time these organisations are coming together under a joint banner to

  • Promote positive mental health & wellbeing in Northern Ireland
  • Provide services to meet Northern Ireland’s mental health needs in a “joined up” way

A range of activities aimed at educating people and their communities, promoting good mental health, preventing mental illness, and early intervention and intensive support for those already experiencing mental ill health.

Exciting activities to address gaps in current services include:

  • improved access to psychological therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy
  • community based suicide/self-harm prevention & bereavement support initiatives
  • school-based mental health promotion
  • promotion of wellbeing in older people
  • reducing stigma and discrimination

For the first time, the co-ordinated delivery of services across over 100 project sites spanning all 5 Health and Social Care Trusts in both urban and rural localities across Northern Ireland.

The support services will benefit every member of the community from children and young people, to older people, those who are unemployed, pregnant women, people with eating disorders, prisoners, the ethnic minority and gay communities and people who have been bereaved.

  • In 2007 people in NI had twice the incidence of mental health disorders than those in England[1].
  • Research (2011) highlights that NI has the highest levels of post-traumatic stress disorder in the world[2]

For more information please contact:

Amanda Jones, Project Manager

Level 3 Fisherwick Building

9 Upper Queen Street Belfast BT1 6FB

T 02890329150

ajones@amh.org.uk


[1] DHSSPSNI [2007] Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability (Northern Ireland)
[2] Ferry, F. (2011) The economic impact of post-traumatic stress disorder in NI, Centre for Trauma and Transformation/Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Ulster, Magee Campus.