19 May

Healthwatch North Tyneside E-News – 14 May 2019

What matters to you? Your GP – can you get an appointment? The Nuffield Trust has published an analysis of the number of GPs compared to the size of the population over time. The work was commissioned by the BBC for their Panorama investigation ‘GPs:Why can’t I get an appointment?’Read the Nuffield analysisWatch BBC Panorama…

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04 May

Little Free Library unveiling

VODA

This week VODA unveiled their Little Free Library at The Rising Sun Country Park. This project was developed and constructed with students from Longbenton High School Melrose department with support from SAINT and CAN DO volunteers. Little Free Library is a community scheme where members of the public are encouraged to take and leave their…

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26 Apr

An Update from Time to Change – 18 April 2019

New Activity Pack Coming Soon Mental Health Awareness Week, from Monday 13th May to Sunday 19th May 2019, is less than a month away. In order to help you get ready for the week and make the most of the occasion, we have put together a brand new activity pack for employers, full of engaging activities that…

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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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31 Mar

Time to Change Employers Newsletter – March 2019

Time to Change

Time to Talk Day Success Time to Talk Day 2019 was a great success! We saw a great number of our pledged employers all over the country taking the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to changing the way people think and act about mental health. In addition to the fantastic display of mental health awareness…

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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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