11 May

Happy to Chat Benches in Newcastle

As part of its work to improve health and wellbeing across the City, Collaborative Newcastle partners have installed new signage across public benches to help break down the barriers of social isolation and get people talking. The ‘Happy to Chat’ benches feature a simple sign which reads ‘Sit here if you don’t mind someone stopping…

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11 May

Time on My Hands – open call for creative personal reflections on lockdown

Artist Gail Curry, who runs Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC, used her creativity during lockdown to help manage her mental health, as well as to create items that helped her to reflect on the time she spent alone. She is creating an exhibition – Time on My Hands – around this lockdown creativity and is…

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11 May

The Northern Guide to Happiness would love to hear from you!

The Northern Guide to Happiness is a podcast funded by the National Lottery Community Fund that aims to put a smile on the faces of people across the North East and beyond. They’re talking to adopted and native Northerners about what makes them happy and what happiness means to them as well as exploring what’s…

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11 May

Latest volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside

As lockdown starts to ease and organisations start to open up, more volunteering roles are coming on line. You can view all of the latest volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside in our latest volunteering round-up. New roles added this week include: The North Tyneside Parks Team is looking for Green Spaces Improvement volunteers for monthly volunteering sessions…

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07 May

The Northern Guide to Happiness featuring VODA

Episode 2 of the Northern Guide to Happiness podcast features Robin Fry, CEO of VODA, talking about his love of film and music making as well as VODA’s response to the Covid pandemic, supporting volunteers and the local communities over the last 12 months, including helping people with food and prescription deliveries and befriending opportunities….

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07 May

Mind Report ‘Trying to Connect’

Earlier this year, over 1,900 of you told us about your experiences of getting mental health support from the NHS by phone or online. Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences so openly and made this report possible. Phone and online support has really worked for many of us. And many have told us they don’t…

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07 May

Volunteers’ Week 2021 is almost here

Volunteers’ Week takes place between 1-7 June every year and is a time to recognise and thank volunteers. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference to people and their communities – just as they do every year. That’s why the theme for this year’s Volunteers’ Week is ‘A…

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07 May

Click and Connect – May 2021

Hello, Please see the poster for the next Click and Connect which will take place on Wednesday 19th May, 7-8pm.  The social space is aimed at people with experience of mental health difficulties looking to connect with others, feel free to share with anyone you think might benefit. Email me if you’d like to come…

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06 May

Healthwatch North Tyneside News – 30 April 2021

Welcome to Healthwatch North Tyneside’s April eNews. This month you can download the new edition of Living Well North Tyneside and find out where to get Covid-19 rapid tests. Have your say on Accessing GP Services, getting your Covid-19 vaccine and Waiting for Treatment. There’s also the opportunity to become a Healthwatch trustee or volunteer….

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