21 Mar

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 21 March 2019

Help choose our priorities for 2019—20 Every year we ask for your help in choosing our priorities from a list of potential health and social care topics. The list for this year is: Children and young people’s mental health (Newcastle and Gateshead) Diabetes GPs Home care Mental health Special educational needs (SEND) Following a public…

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16 Mar

Heads & Tales Newsletter – March 2019

The Mental Health Heritage project Head & Tales aims to create a new sustainable archive for the North East, led and shaped by participants, volunteers and staff directly & indirectly affected by mental health conditions.   Welcome to our Newsletter for our Mental Health Heritage project Heads & Tales, proudly supported by Heritage Fund. We launched into…

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15 Mar

YoungMinds Newsletter – March 2019

An emergency messenger service for a mental health crisis It can be hard to know where to get support if you, or a young person you know, is in a crisis with their mental health. That’s why our new YoungMinds Crisis Messenger service provides free 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing…

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15 Mar

Trauma Teddies Update

VODA

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project have received the first batch of Trauma Teddies, kindly knitted by the Linskill Woolies and AGE UK North Tyneside, for the Northumbria Police ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme. Trauma Teddies involves police officers giving a teddy to young children they meet during their daily patrols or to children…

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08 Mar

Money and Mental Health campaigns for regulation changes to bailiffs

A recent report by Citizens Advice estimates that 850,000 people contacted by bailiffs over the last two years have experienced bailiffs breaking the rules. This includes agents misrepresenting their rights of entry, and seizing people’s goods inappropriately. There are also continued reports of bailiffs failing to fact sympathetically towards people classed as vulnerable, including people…

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05 Mar

Healthwatch North Tyneside E-News – 26 February 2019

Good practice – accessing GP appointments What matters to you? Tell us about your experiences of accessing appointments at your GP practice for a chance to win £25 high street vouchers. The most common issue people talk to us about is getting access to their GP. We hear very different experiences from users:‘Quick and easy…

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19 Feb

YoungMinds Newsletter – February 2019

#TellOfsted to make wellbeing a priority On average, three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more go through times when they struggle to cope. It’s time for our education system to make wellbeing a priority. Ofsted is changing how it inspects schools and has launched a consultation asking for your…

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