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Together For You
Together 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.
Although the 8 organisations currently signpost people to each other’s services, this isthe 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.
Research (2011) highlights that NI has the highest levels of post-traumatic stress disorder in the world
 DHSSPSNI  Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability (Northern Ireland)
 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.