Togetherall is a 24/7/365, anonymous, online mental health and wellbeing service freely available to all Newcastle Hospitals staff (aged 16+).
Members can join their community anonymously for support with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues, from anxiety, depression, and isolation, to relationship issues and lifestyle challenges.
Togetherall supports immediate and longer-term mental health or situational distress, enabling you to feel more in control of your emotional health.
Their philosophy of early intervention aims to improve the mental wellbeing of our members, providing you with the necessary tools and resources to manage your own journey to improving your mental health.
Togetherall exists to provide a solution to support some of the current problems with the current model of mental health support:
- Accessibility – long waiting lists – prevents people accessing support or people are deteriorating whilst waiting
- Stigma – they exist in response to a lack of safe spaces for people to open up online without fear of stigma or judgement.
- Lack of choice –sometimes you just need a helping hand to get back on track – and to realise you are simply not alone. 1 in 3 hadn’t sought support before coming to Togetherall.
In addition to being part of the community, staff also have the safety and accessibility of Wall Guides who are all trained mental health professionals and are there to make sure everyone remains safe and supported. The guides are available every day of the year, 24/7.
Togetherall offers a range of activities that allow you to work through what’s troubling you.
- Community: Forums where people help people. Share your thoughts and join a Talkabout alongside fellow members to share and discuss what’s on your mind, gain support and advice. There are also Drawings tools to enable the creative expression of difficult emotions.
- Courses – In addition to the community, members have access to a wealth of resources and self-help courses covering all mental health and lifestyle topics from ‘Coping with Grief and Loss, to Problem Solving, Health Anxiety and ‘How to stop Procrastinating’.
- Resources: access to a library of articles which can help you understand more about how you are feeling, learn new skills and improve your wellbeing, as well as Self-assessments, widely used in healthcare settings, to understand more about yourself and to track your progress, as well as online journaling and action trackers to personalize your journey.
To find out more about being part of the Togetherall community visit the Togetherall Website