10 Dec

YoungMinds Newsletter – December 2017

Our view on the Government’s new plans for children’s mental health On Monday 4th December the Government published a Green Paper laying out their plans for children and young people’s mental health services. The proposals include introducing mental health support teams (linked to groups of schools and colleges), designated leads for mental health in all…

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10 Dec

Healthwatch North Tyneside E-News – 6 December 2017

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Closure of Earsdon GP practice Patients of Earsdon Park GP Practice have been informed by North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group of its planned closure on 31 March 2018. We attended drop-in sessions for patients organised by the CCG and we have heard from a number of patients with concerns and questions about the closure. We…

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09 Dec

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 4 December 2017

This week we have features concerning social justice and human rights. There are also a number of job opportunities and features about coping with the festive season.   NSUN news NSUN supports Seni’s Law NSUN supports legislative changes which would lead to mental health hospital ward staff to manage risk in a way that protects all,…

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09 Dec

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 27 November 2017

This week NSUN attended the launch of a new initiative to tackle ethnic inequalities in mental health and the new Health and Wellbeing Alliance Mental Health Group. This edition also focuses on the autumn budget and what it means for health and social care. We also received a positive response to requests to be included in…

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23 Nov

Rethink Mental Illness News – 22 November 2017

Members’ Day, our annual event which brings together our members from all over the country to share experiences, learn more about the wide variety of work we do and hear from mental health professionals, this year took place on Saturday 11 November in London. Our keynote speaker was Professor Sir Robin Murray who spoke on new developments…

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23 Nov

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 21 November 2017

Who is YOUR Star? Healthwatch Newcastle is proud to recognise the contribution that people and organisations make to the success of local social care and health services. We are delighted to announce that the following people and services have recently been awarded a Healthwatch Star: Alan Bell, Newcastle Drug and Alcohol Social Work Team (the second…

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21 Nov

National Survivor User Network (NSUN) Bulletin – 20 November 2017

This week’s bulletin looks at welfare news (specifically Universal Credit) and the Autumn Budget.We also share updates concerning our recent activities, along with a spread of general weekly and membership news.     NSUN news – our latest activities Survivor Researcher Network (SRN) news Norms of Belief and Norms of Action in Clinical Practice: Emma Ormerod attended…

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