26 Jan

Volunteering Update: Latest volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside

While a number of regular volunteering opportunities are not currently available during the lockdown, some organisations are still recruiting. Home-based roles include: Dreamshine telephone support volunteers, VODA’s Digital Champions and Community Health Champions and English Heritage’s Handbook volunteers (UK Wide). Wallsend Kinship Carers and Whitley Bay Young People’s Centre are also keen to recruit new trustees (currently home-based). In the community – Family Gateway drivers to support with…

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26 Jan

VODA’s Digital Champions Update

Hello We are working with volunteers to deliver digital outreach support to people who already have a tablet/smart phone/computer and an internet connection, to make the best use of their device.  The volunteers work with a person over the telephone to guide local residents to become better connected.   Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are…

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26 Jan

‘Together Apart: Navigating Self-Isolation in North Tyneside’ Booklet

We know that, for many people, self-isolation is not easy. Not being able to go to school or work and missing out on seeing friends and family can be really challenging for our physical and mental health. Download the new publication – ‘Together Apart: Navigating Self-Isolation in North Tyneside’ here. Thanks to contributors and to…

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23 Jan

Care & Connect – what we do and how we can support

Throughout COVID19 Care & Connect staff have continued to address the needs of North Tyneside residents, via telephone, garden gate visits or essential home visits.  Care and Connect aims to ‘help people to help’ themselves in order to prevent and delay the social care needs of individuals, by connecting them with others, with the community…

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22 Jan

Reforming the Mental Health Act

*We try to make sure our emails are as safe as possible for our campaigners, so want to let you know that this email mentions suicide. Please read with care.* We have some exciting news! After a long wait of over two years, on Wednesday the UK Government published their plans to reform the Mental…

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22 Jan

Update from Time to Change – 15 January 2021

Time to Change

As we enter a new year and a new lockdown, now’s a great time to check in with the people around you. We know that these changes can be difficult for those us with mental health problems.  We’re sharing Angela’s blog from the first lockdown, as it’s a great reminder of the power of everyday conversations…

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21 Jan

YoungMinds Newsletter – January 2021

Our movement for young people’s mental health We know 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for many, and as we’ve entered another national lockdown, it is clear that there will be more challenges to face in 2021. With young people’s mental health in crisis before the pandemic even hit, we know that our mission is…

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