15 Jun

Linskill Community Development Team Community Grapevine Newsletter – 13 June 2021

We have so much going on you will need the long summer days to fit it all in! Lots of active things to keep you busy this week including a bike ride, pilates and dance fitness. Plus armchair gardening has been extended (yippee) and our next film club showing has been announced. Enjoy! CONNECTMay we…

Read More
11 Jun

YoungMinds Newsletter – June 2021

Join our call for early support hubs Hundreds of thousands of young people are struggling with their mental health – and too often they can’t get support when they first need it. This is simply not good enough, but it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why we’re calling for the Government to fund…

Read More
04 Jun

‘Safe to be me’ – resource guide from Age UK

Age UK

This resource guide offers practical advice on providing the kind of service in which older lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people can feel safe to be themselves. This resource is written for anyone working or volunteering in health, social care or the voluntary sector who would like to support older people who are LGBT….

Read More
01 Jun

Linskill Community Development Team Community Grapevine Newsletter – 30 May 2021

Our latest programme is full of ideas to keep you busy over the summer, whatever it has in store for us. The ‘Summer Challenge’ is back in July, along with a new route to our favourite giant piece of cutlery! PLUS we have all your usual favourites like Art Appreciation, the Film Club and online…

Read More
31 May

Healthwatch North Tyneside News – 28 May 2021

A round up of the latest information on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations in North Tyneside, local guidance, and have your say about GP access and issues facing carers in our surveys. Look out for Healthwatch staff and volunteers who are helping out at the vaccination centres. Here is our engagement officer Amanda lending a hand…

Read More
24 May

How do you feel about lockdown easing?

Lockdown has been so tough for so many, and lots of us will be feeling relieved that restrictions are gradually being lifted. From seeing friends and family to being able to go out, you may feel that there is much to look forward to. However, we also know that many are feeling anxious, reluctant, or…

Read More
21 May

“I’m fighting for unconditional acceptance.” – Jasmin’s blog

‘ Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and we heard from lots of you about how and why you’re fighting for better mental health. One of these people was Jasmin, who wrote about the impact of gender, race, and religion on their mental health. “My internal monologue is trying to oppress my true self, and…

Read More
21 May

LGBT+ youths twice as likely to contemplate suicide, survey finds

Young LGBT+ people are three times more likely to self-harm and twice as likely to contemplate suicide as their non-LGBT+ peers, according to a survey. The research was carried out by Just Like Us, an LGBT+ young people’s charity, which surveyed 2,934 pupils aged 11-18, including 1,140 pupils who identify as LGBT+, between December 2020…

Read More