08 Jun

YoungMinds Newsletter – June 2019

We’re making so much progress – let’s keep going! Earlier this year, thousands of you responded to Ofsted’s consultation on their new schools inspection framework. Ofsted have now published their new framework, and thanks to your campaigning, it’s a big improvement on the version that’s currently being used. There is now a far greater focus…

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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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17 Mar

YoungMinds Wise Up Campaign

I’m George, and have been a YoungMinds activist for 2 years. At school I had a really hard time with my mental health, and I didn’t feel like there was enough time for anyone to see me as a person, rather than a number or a grade. But one teacher went out of her way…

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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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12 Jan

Volunteer knitters wanted for new SAINT project

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project are looking to involve individuals, knitting groups and any other interested community groups in a project that helps children to cope with traumatic experiences. Northumbria Police’s ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme involves police officers giving a teddy to young children they meet during their daily patrols or…

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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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11 Jun

FREE – online parenting courses for the residents of North Tyneside

  I am delighted to announce that North Tyneside Council has purchased a multi-user licence for three FREE online courses for all our families and parents-to-be to help with understanding the best ways to care for their children. These courses are relevant to parents of all children, including those with special needs, autism, ADHD etc….

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27 Apr

These are the young minds we’re #FightingFor 🌟

These are the young minds we’re #FightingFor In the last 25 years, we’ve seen that people now talk about mental health more than ever before. However, help is still much too hard to find for young people when they need it. 81% of young people said there was not enough support available when they struggled…

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