24 Apr

Connect at Cafe 32

Connect at Cafe 32 is a new initiative designed by local members of Launchpad, VODA and Linskill Centre’s Encompass project.  It’s an opportunity for people who are feeling a bit low and might be looking for an opportunity to make some new connections. The first meeting is next Wednesday (1st May) and will then take…

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22 Apr

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 15 April 2019

Welcome to the Monday 15 April 2019 edition of our weekly ebulletin. This week’s edition features some of the ‘user-led’ networks and groups from around the country that are running local activities and events. You can find out what groups are in your area on our website by searching the directory. April is National Stress Awareness Month. Running…

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09 Apr

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 8 April 2019

Welcome to the Monday 08 April 2019 edition of our weekly ebulletin. This week’s edition features lots of creative news from events, theatre productions, concerts, art projects and some great collaborations. There’s also a focus on women’s mental health initiatives with the development of the user-led Women’s Mental Health Network, announcements from Mind, Agenda, NHS England and UK Maternal Mental…

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06 Apr

An Update from Time to Change – 5 April 2019

Time to Change

Did you know that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year? Read on to test your knowledge and find out more about mental health problems and stigma. We’re also giving you the opportunity to share your thoughts on Time to Talk Day and help make next year’s event even…

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05 Apr

Improving the physical health of people with a severe and enduring mental illness – survey

The North East and Cumbria Sustainability Transformation Programme (STP) Mental Health Programme Steering Group has established a working group to look at improving the physical health of people with a severe and enduring mental illness through hearing the experiences and journeys of patients and carers. They want to gather feedback from mental health service users and their carers in…

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05 Apr

Trauma Teddies Update

VODA’s SAINT Trauma Teddies drive has been a massive success. They received 56 teddies in total, which will be donated to organisations working with children and young people across the borough. Thanks to: The Woolies at Linskill Centre, AGE UK, Springfield Community Association, A Healthy Awareness at SomeOne Cares, and many many more individuals. A number of the Teddies…

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