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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28 Feb

Free virtual fitness sessions for anyone 16+ in NE28/29 postcodes

In partnership with Family Gateway, Hannah from TyneMet NESA is delivering free virtual fitness sessions for anyone who lives in an NE28/29 postcode. The sessions are aimed at those who have barriers to exercising or are new to exercise… particularly the Anxious Buddies session on a Tuesday, that is for women only, who are struggling with…

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05 Feb

YoungMinds Newsletter – February 2021

Supporting a young person through these anxious times  Anxiety: we’re all feeling it right now to some extent. For young people, we know it’s a particularly anxious time, but there are lots of things you can do to support them. For example, creating a clear routine in the mornings with more flexibility in the afternoons…

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01 Feb

Whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone

Content warning: This email contains content some supporters may find upsetting. Since the pandemic began, we have all been dealing with lots of difficult emotions. These include loneliness, grief, frustration, maybe even relief. Almost a year on, the feeling we perhaps hear about the most is anxiety. Many of you have contacted us to express…

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01 Nov

What inspires me to campaign for Mind?

My name is Ebony, and I recently started volunteering as a Community Activist for Mind. For a long time I was unaware I was experiencing anxiety, even though I have a background working in mental health myself! Any small unexpected change at work or home would cause my heart and mind to race uncontrollably. When I…

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05 Sep

Peer Talk resumes North Tyneside support group – 16 September 2020

Wednesday 16 September 7pm to 8.30pm at Whitley Bay Big Local Peer Talk’s peer support group for those living with depression, anxiety and related conditions is returning to North Tyneside. There is no need to book and the event is free to all. If you have any queries, call/text/WhatsApp 07719 562 617 or email enquiries@peertalk.org.uk. For…

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21 Jul

Emily’s video – the impact of lockdown on her mental health

*We try to make sure our emails are as safe as possible for our campaigners, so want to let you know that Emily’s video and quote contain references to flashbacks and intrusive and suicidal thoughts.* Thank you to all of you who invited your MP to attend our virtual roundtable event last week. The event…

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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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23 Jun

Looking after your mental health as we come out of lockdown

For many of us, the gradual easing of lockdown brings longed-for opportunities (even if at a social distance) – to see friends, play sports, resume contact with family in ‘real space’ or get back to work that we value.   But for many of us, even the happy, much anticipated changes can be difficult for our…

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