12 Jan

YoungMinds Newsletter – January 2019

Fighting for children and young people’s mental health in 2019 Thanks to your support last year, we achieved many milestones in our fight for children and young people’s mental health, including Seni’s Law and handing in our open letter to Ofsted. Earlier this week, the NHS published their Long Term Plan, outlining their plans and…

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12 Jan

New mental health support in schools and colleges and faster access to NHS care

In 2017, the Government published its Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health, which detailed proposals for expanding access to mental health care for children and young people, building on the national NHS transformation programme which is already underway. Its proposals were focused on providing additional support through schools and colleges and…

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12 Jan

Mental Health Support Leaflets for Mums

A new set of mental health leaflets offer support for mums, their families, and the teams that care for them. The eight leaflets cover a broad range of topics including postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis and perinatal OCD, and the use of lithium and antipsychotics in pregnancy and breastfeeding. They offer advice and signpost to promote…

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21 Dec

An Update from Time to Change

Time to Talk Day (Thursday 7 February) will roll around in no time, and we want to make sure that you have everything you need to encourage your friends, family, colleagues and community to have great mental health conversations. Along with downloading our free posters, postcards and other materials you can also create your own…

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21 Dec

Kooth

Kooth is an online mental health counselling and wellbeing service for children and young people in North Tyneside. North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have commissioned XenZone’s Kooth service, giving local young people aged between 11 and 18 access to free online counselling. As well as offering timely access to therapy,…

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16 Dec

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 13 December 2018

Committee meeting — in publicWednesday 19 December, 10am to 12 noon, at Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle This meeting is held in public, where there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the agenda. Please contact us in advance by emailing info@healthwatchnewcastle.org.uk if you wish to attend. Also let us know if you have…

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16 Dec

YoungMinds Newsletter – December 2018

  Helping children and young people to cope at Christmas For all the fun and festivities that Christmas and the winter holidays bring, the reality for many children and young people is that it’s a difficult time of year. The expectation for this to be a ‘happy’ season, with lots of socialising and time with…

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