08 Apr

A year in lockdown to become an exhibition

The challenges of facing a year in lockdown for the North East LGBTQ+ community is to be the subject of an exhibition and a book. Throughout 2020 Northern Pride had been running its Life in Lockdown campaign, gathering the stories shared by its community with thanks to the support of games company, Ubisoft UK, which is one…

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27 Mar

Anthony Nolan Newcastle City Campaign

Anthony Nolan is the stem cell register charity saving the lives of people with blood cancer. They are running a virtual city campaign in Newcastle to recruit new potential lifesavers to their register and to raise awareness of their work. Their campaign is engaging with schools, universities, colleges, local businesses and sports clubs. There are…

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18 Mar

Time to talk about smoking and mental health in a pandemic

A new post, “Time to talk about smoking and mental health in a pandemic: No Smoking Day 2021” has just been published on the Public health matters blog. Many smokers believe that smoking helps to relieve stress, anxiety and low mood, when in fact the opposite is true. This year, for the first time, the…

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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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10 Dec

YoungMinds Newsletter – December 2020

Supporting you to support them This year has been extra stressful, especially if you’re a parent. With so much uncertainty, it’s entirely normal for your child to be finding things difficult, and for you to be unsure how best to look after their mental health and wellbeing, as well as your own. It’s not easy, but…

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29 Nov

Update from Time to Change – 19 November 2020

Time to Change

Today is the start of our latest Ask Twice campaign – aimed at getting more men to check in with their mates and show they care. New research shows that 45% of men say they feel more isolated than ever, despite technology providing opportunities to catch up with friends. And with lockdown restrictions set to…

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07 Oct

Age UK North Tyneside winter support services

Age UK North Tyneside has launched a new Winter is Coming campaign to raise awareness of the services they offer that can support people in North Tyneside aged 50+ to ensure that they are taking advantage of the benefits and services they are entitled to. Age UK North Tyneside’s professionally qualified Information and Advice team provides friendly…

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28 Sep

The benefits system failed Anna

“The benefit system doesn’t work for people with mental health problems.” These were Anna’s words when we spoke with her about her experience of applying for disability benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. Now she has written a blog to share this experience with you. Read Anna’s story Anna lives with depression and anxiety. When she started…

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03 Sep

Sectioned in a Pandemic – Mind Video

Being sectioned under the Mental Health Act is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to someone. It means being held against your will, usually in hospital, with little or no say over what happens to you. Whilst you’re under a section, a panel of people called a Tribunal, can assess how you’re…

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