11 Apr

New videos on Covid-19 vaccination for people with Severe Mental Illness and primary care teams

New videos to support people with severe mental illness (SMI) get their #COVID19 #vaccine and advice for primary care professionals that support people with SMI are now available here: https://bit.ly/3fM24KF @PHE_uk @EquallyWellUK @NHSEngland @dremmatiffin @wendyburn @CoProNorfolk The videos have been developed by Public Health England in collaboration with Equally Well UK and NHS England, including…

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11 Apr

Women’s Health Strategy – a call for evidence

Help inform the development of the government’s Women’s Health Strategy. The easiest way to participate in the call for evidence as an individual is by completing the public survey. They also welcome written submissions from individuals or organisations who have expertise in women’s health, such as researchers and third-sector organisations. Written submissions can include the contribution of data,…

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08 Apr

Mental Health Matters (MHM) and JET launch an employment and wellbeing service to support Newcastle’s COVID-19 recovery

Mental Health Matters (MHM) has launched a two-year pilot project, in partnership with JET, to support residents in the West End of Newcastle to improve their mental health and wellbeing and access employment. Pathways Employment & Wellbeing Newcastle is aimed at supporting the West End community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The service offers bespoke…

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08 Apr

A year in lockdown to become an exhibition

The challenges of facing a year in lockdown for the North East LGBTQ+ community is to be the subject of an exhibition and a book. Throughout 2020 Northern Pride had been running its Life in Lockdown campaign, gathering the stories shared by its community with thanks to the support of games company, Ubisoft UK, which is one…

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08 Apr

Creative sessions – Finding your words

Hello, I’m excited to let you know we have a local writer, Elaine Cusack running some free workshops for us exploring words and creativity.  No prior experience is necessary, just an open mind.  People can attend as many or as few of the sessions as they wish or are able but spaces are limited so…

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06 Apr

Linskill Community Development Team Community Grapevine Newsletter – 4 April 2021

With the nicer weather perhaps you have thought about getting your bike out again? Well you are in luck as Dr Bike is back at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre and Linskill Centre this month! Plus with the lighter evenings we will be outside until later, so now is the time to find out about our…

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04 Apr

YoungMinds Newsletter – April 2021

Advice for looking after yourself as lockdown restrictions ease With lockdown restrictions easing, schools back open, and more and more people receiving their vaccine, there is a lot to be optimistic about. But many of us will have mixed feelings about things changing, and that is only natural. We may be anxious about our routine…

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29 Mar

Click and Connect

Hello all, I would like to tell you about a social evening, “Click and Connect” we are hosting next month for people with mental health difficulties to get together to connect and make new friends. A lack of social opportunities and increased feelings of loneliness have been identified as key challenges people have been facing…

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29 Mar

Free 6-week BSL program available for residents of Tyne & Wear

This new initiative from Signs4Life is to encourage more members of the public to take up sign language as an extra language and skill. Signs4Life is leading efforts towards a society in which people with disabilities have full access and are working to raise the public and political awareness of disability provision. This 6-week BSL program will…

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