21 Mar

POSTPONED: Happy to Chat

HI All, We have taken the decision alongside The Beacon Centre to postpone future Happy to Chat sessions for the foreseeable. Please share this around your networks. Here at VODA we are co-ordinating a response for community support and social isolation in response to COVID19, your service users require any support from our good neighbours…

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21 Mar

North Tyneside Art Studio Closure

Dear All Due to the current outbreak of the coronavirus NTAS will be closed from Wednesday 18th March @ 4.30pm until further notice. This decision is to protect the health and wellbeing of members, staff and volunteers and is taken in accordance with the most recent guidance that advises all non-essential contact to stop. We’re…

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12 Mar

Things to do in North Shields Leaflet – Spring 2020

Hi Please share Download a PDF copy of the new ‘Things to Do in North Shields’ leaflet here. If you would like hard copies of these please do let me know and I’ll arrange for some to be dropped off. Best Wishes Josie Josie Robinson  Project Co-ordinator Ending Loneliness Email:   josie.robinson@voda.org.uk  VODA E-bulletin – If…

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06 Mar

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. There are a number of events happening in our region, including: Walking With in North Tyneside: Friday 6 March 10am to 2.30pm.  For women seeking asylum…

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06 Mar

#NTWORKS Employability Day – 19 March 2020

Thursday 19 March at venues across North TynesideVODA is delighted to be taking part in a day of free workshops and sessions across the borough. From confidence building and interview skills to well-being activities and information on jobs, there is something for everyone. VODA will be at North Shields Library from 10am to 12pm discussing…

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05 Mar

Recruitment of students with AD/HD for academic research

Hello again We always love to encourage and support useful new research into AD/HD and related topics. Here we have a great example, from two final year psychology students Helena Siebenlist and Jake Glowienko, based at Durham University. They are investigating the relationship between academic creativity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and would like…

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05 Mar

ADHD 360

Hello again Following their successful (and extremely informative and interesting) launch in the North East last month at Gateshead Clubhouse and the excellent conversations that were held with them at 3 of our support group meetings, it seems appropriate to include them as already being great allies. As they put it in their literature- “Here at…

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05 Mar

Authentically ADHD: navigating you and your family through the world of ADHD

Hello again Our good friend Kirsty Leach has continued to expand her new service, working with some wonderful folks. She also organises vibrant meetings, for families and carers of children with AD/HD, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, in a safe and family-friendly environment – the function room of Gosforth Hotel, High Street Newcastle….

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05 Mar

Adult AD/HD Support Groups N.E. Meetings in March 2020

Hello again South Shields (Tuesday 10/3/20) Age Concern (ACTS) Dora Dixon House, 29 Beach Road / Corner of Anderson Street. NE33 2QU. Download flyer here. Durham (Thursday 12/3/20) Waddington Street Centre, 3 Waddington Street, Durham City DH1 4BG.  Download flyer here. Newcastle (Tuesday 17/3/20) Committee Dining Room, St. Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth NE3 3XT.  Download flyer…

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