A PROJECT by the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen for a national research initiative looking into new approaches of delivering healthcare.

The trust's Coaching for Recovery project has been selected for the Health Foundation's Shine programme and will see the establishment of academic style courses at venues in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

These courses will educate people with long term mental health conditions on ways they can improve and maintain their wellbeing and take control of their own recovery.

Project lead and mental health nurse Tim Coupland, of 2gether, said: "It's a fantastic opportunity to look at a new approach to recovery from mental illness and we are hopeful we can have a real impact in assisting lasting improvement for those who attend."

2gether will receive funding from the Health Foundation to set up a pop up recovery college and over 15 months it will gather evidence to see what works and what doesn't.