Togetherall - Free online mental health support
Shropshire Council has launched Togetherall, a new online mental health support service for young people and adults across Shropshire.
The 24/7 online support service is a collaboration between Shropshire Council’s Public Health Team and Togetherall, an online service provider which offers free access and support for people with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.
Togetherall offers an anonymous community where members can share how they are feeling and support each other. The service includes:
- Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Clinically managed with trained professionals available 24/7 to keep the community safe
- Self-assessments and recommended resources
- Creative tools to help express how you’re feeling
- Wide range of self-guided courses to do at your own pace
To access support go to www.togetherall.com. The service is free and only requires a postcode and email address to register.
Councillor Dean Carroll, Cabinet Member with responsibilities for public health and adult social care said:
“There are many pressures in our lives that can sometimes feel overwhelming and lead us to feel sad, depressed, anxious, confused or struggling to cope. It can often be helpful to talk through these concerns with a trusted person, others who have been through similar experiences or to be able to use creative outlets to express emotions.
“Togetherall is a new online offer for Shropshire residents and health and social care staff working in Shropshire and offers a safe and anonymous digital environment to support mental health and wellbeing.
“I would therefore really encourage anyone who is feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope with day to day life, especially during this time, to sign up. Togetherall is free for anyone aged 16 and above, and can be accessed at www.togetherall.com and only requires a postcode and email address to register.”
Gordon Kochane, Public Health Consultant and Mental Health Lead at Shropshire Council added;
“Togetherall is an online community for anyone aged 16 and above to share experiences about their mental and emotional health in confidence, offer peer to peer support, utilise creative tools and is accessible 24/7 with trained professionals always available.
“There are also options to take part in a range of free self-guided courses to do at your own pace covering topics such as managing sleep problems, stress and worry, social anxiety and anger management as well as access to self-assessments and resources to help people look after themselves, take control and feel better.”
Henry Jones, CEO of Togetherall commented:
“I am delighted to announce the availability of Togetherall to residents of Shropshire. Returning to new forms of normality after an unprecedented start to 2020 has been a challenge for everyone, which is why a resource such as ours is freely accessible to the whole population, who have had to cope with heightened feelings of stress, anxiety, isolation and loneliness.
“Togetherall offers residents a connection with our supportive and safe online community, built on shared experiences, where members can truly say how they are feeling, learn new coping skills and feel better in themselves.”