Home >> News >> New mental health service opens doors in Tamworth, Lichfield and East Staffordshire

New mental health service opens doors in Tamworth, Lichfield and East Staffordshire

Fri 11 Nov 2016

A new mental health support service is now available to people living in Tamworth, Lichfield and East Staffordshire. Mental health charity Together for Mental Wellbeing is offering a range of support and activities via the new service, which uses its Your Way model of flexible, person-centred community support.

The service will work alongside people to improve their mental wellbeing by tackling things like loneliness, debt, getting active and contributing to the local community. It will offer one-to-one support, activity groups and peer support, where people use their own experiences of mental health problems to help others.

Your Way puts particular emphasis on making sure people choose how they are supported and what goals they want to work towards. Peer support is a central part of what the service offers and Together provides extensive training and support for its Peer Supporters.

Together has 12 Your Way services across England and each works alongside people to identify and achieve goals that are important to them, and help them become more independent. The charity also makes sure there are opportunities for people using the services to shape and influence how they are run.

Emma Edwards of Together for Mental Wellbeing said: “Your Way has had a huge amount of success supporting people to build the confidence, skills and networks they need to stay well. We look forward to working with people in Staffordshire to improve their wellbeing and support them to live the life they want to lead.”

For more information, call 01543 309 770 or email staffordshire-yourway@together-uk.org.