22 Sep

Welfare support advice for disabled people from Disability North

Disability North has published some presentations to support disabled people across the region to access information and advice about the welfare benefits they may be entitled to. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has continued to provide one-to-one support for claimants of disability benefits, with remote appointments taking place on the phone or on Zoom. But…

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10 Jul

Public Health England updated COVID-19 guidance

Public Health England has updated COVID-19 guidance in light of changes to the government’s advice and continues to work across government to ensure guidance for the public is timely and up to date. They have recently updated advice for people who are shielding, and mental health and wellbeing guidance for the public and parents. To…

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10 Jul

Update from Time to Change – 9 July 2020

Time to Change

As lockdown continues to lift, some of us might be feeling more anxious than relieved. Below, we share Seren’s experience of how lockdown lifting has impacted her mental health, along with our tips for supporting someone who’s worried about restrictions easing. This month we want to hear your ideas on how we can make your email…

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12 Jun

Update from Time to Change – 11 June 2020

Time to Change

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on all of us and our mental health. Below, we share Antonio and Anna’s experiences of managing their mental health during lockdown. As lockdown begins to ease, we know that coronavirus will continue to impact our mental health, and we’re looking for your stories about what this means…

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06 May

Update from the Employers Team at Time to Change – 23 April 2020

Time to Change

Last opportunity to sign Employer Pledge Employers have until 9am on Monday 18th May 2020 to apply to become a Time to Change Pledged Employer and submit their Employer Action Plan. The Time to Change Employer Pledge was introduced in 2011 and has seen more than 1,500 organisations employing more than 4 million people across England sign up to create a more…

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20 Apr

Domestic Abuse Advice and Information from Newcastle City Council

Newcastle City Council has provided links a number of useful resources: Women’s Aid practical safety advice for survivors SafeLives advice and information for survivors, professionals and policymakers Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline Galop National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline Men’s Advice Line (Male victims of domestic abuse) Respect Phoneline  (For anyone worried about their behaviour…

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17 Apr

An Update from Time to Change – 9 April 2020

During this uncertain time, looking out for our own and others’ mental health is more important than ever. Below, we share three simple tips to help you be there for someone, as well as advice from the NHS on looking after your own mental wellbeing at this time. We’re also continuing our campaign to end…

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09 Apr

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery College Online – Coronavirus

Visit the Recovery College Online web site for free courses, information and advice regarding coronavirus: Coping during the pandemic Coping during the pandemic (Children 7-12) Coping during the pandemic (Young People 13-18) Tips on managing worries about the coronavirus Information for parents and carers Managing Corona Virus Anxiety

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09 Apr

Press release: New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak

People struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope.   Published 29 March 2020 From: Department of Health and Social Care and Nadine Dorries MP   Public Health England guidance will give helpful tips on how to look after your…

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09 Apr

Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

With the country in ‘lockdown’ and many people feeling understandably anxious about their health, employment, family and friends, it is more important than ever to share helpful advice resources for managing everyone’s mental health and wellbeing. Government Advice The government has published detailed and useful advice that covers steps we can all take in looking…

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