Support us Working in partnership Working in partnership with us At MHM, we believe that through working in partnership, we can deliver highly effective services that address specific local needs. We currently deliver a range of our services in partnership with other organisations. By working with us you can tap into over 35 years' experience in delivering excellent mental health and social care services. If you’re interested in working with us, please email [email protected] to see what we can offer. Our partnerships in action: Talking Matters Warrington (TMW) and St Joseph's Family Centre Our Talking Matters Warrington service works in partnership with a well-established local organisation, St. Joseph’s Family Centre, to provide essential counselling in the Warrington area. St. Joseph’s Family Centre provides specific support including Counselling for Depression (CfD) and Couples Therapy for Depression to expand the support options available to those accessing support from Talking Matters Warrington. Pathways Employment & Wellbeing Newcastle with JET Pathways Employment & Wellbeing Newcastle launched in April 2021 and supports clients to develop strategies to improve their mental health and wellbeing and secure or sustain employment. The service is delivered in partnership with JET, a local charity in the West End of Newcastle. JET have specialised experience in supporting asylum seekers, refugees, and individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds to integrate within the community. The partnership between JET and MHM’s allows individuals from under-represented communities to feel supported and understood, whilst they navigate the challenges of finding employment and accessing support for their mental health. Mental Health & Autism Peer Support (MAPS) service with Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society. The MAPS service launched in July 2021 in South Staffordshire. Developed in partnership with Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT) and Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society (SAAS), the service provides support to individuals with autism who are also struggling with their mental health. Both partners bring their respective expertise together to enable clients to access peer support from those with lived experience. Through working together, we have been able to use our infrastructure to support SAAS to expand as an organisation, whilst our staff have benefited from specialist training on autism spectrum disorders. MHM’s approach to developing partnerships: Coming together and sharing ideas – It is important to MHM to identify organisations that share our Vision and Values. We believe that spending time discussing what is important to us helps to identify the most innovative, creative and valuable partnerships that go on to benefit the people we work with. We like to do this in person/virtually with the right people from each organisation participating, these are free flowing sessions where ideas, experience and priorities are shared. Information sharing – If all parties agree that we would like to progress our idea and potential partnership, we will put the relevant documents in place. These include non-disclosure or Information Sharing Agreements, as well as carrying out respective due diligence. These documents and processes keep all partners' information and intellectual property/ideas safe, meaning we can continue to develop and innovate our ideas. Identify opportunities – At this point we can now start to look at what funding opportunities there are for us to work towards. We can develop our ideas, models and strategies whilst carrying out gap and market analysis. Securing Business – We can then move forward in a number of ways: identifying appropriate Grants or short terms funds that allow us to pilot an idea, approaching commissioners directly when we know our idea fits with their priorities and strategic direction, approaching a larger potential partner such as a Trust to pilot the idea when we know it fits their strategic objectives and they have gaps in provision, identification of formal tender opportunity, or potentially the utilisation of internal unrestricted funds across the partners to test an idea via a pilot. We believe that through working in partnership we can deliver services which increase the quality and scale of support available to clients and commissioners. By taking the best bits of what each partner has to offer we can create services which are affordable, highly performing and accessible for those in need. If you’re interested in working with us, please email [email protected] to see what we can offer.