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…

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19 May

Helix Arts Neighbours and Strangers Project

Please see a flyer for a new project being delivered by Helix Arts.  Helix are looking to engage participants in a creative spoken word piece about connection during the pandemic in collaboration with local artist Alex Woolley.  Please contact Elizabeth Kane from Helix arts if you or someone you know would like to contribute (details…

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11 May

Time on My Hands – open call for creative personal reflections on lockdown

Artist Gail Curry, who runs Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC, used her creativity during lockdown to help manage her mental health, as well as to create items that helped her to reflect on the time she spent alone. She is creating an exhibition – Time on My Hands – around this lockdown creativity and is…

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07 May

The Northern Guide to Happiness featuring VODA

Episode 2 of the Northern Guide to Happiness podcast features Robin Fry, CEO of VODA, talking about his love of film and music making as well as VODA’s response to the Covid pandemic, supporting volunteers and the local communities over the last 12 months, including helping people with food and prescription deliveries and befriending opportunities….

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02 May

Launchpad North Tyneside’s Covid and Mental Health Survey Themes

Hello, We received over 100 responses to our recent Covid and Mental Health survey and I wanted to share the key themes with you.  Please see the posters for an overview of what people told us.  This information will be used to inform our work and we hope it will be used to inform the…

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19 Apr

Young Black men’s lives blighted by Covid-19, says Centre for Mental Health

Young Black men’s mental health has been hit hard by the pandemic and urgent cross-government action is needed now to avoid jeopardising their futures, according to a briefing published today by Centre for Mental Health. Read more here. Download the report here.

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19 Apr

North Tyneside Neighbour’s Network – 27 April 2021 1pm to 2pm on Zoom

The Neighbours Network would like to invite you to our next community conversation about key services available to residents in North Tyneside. The Neighbours Network is open to all! Whether you’re a resident, a volunteer, friend or  organisation. It is an informal space for you, your friends and neighbours to hear about services that are important to your community. The…

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11 Apr

New videos on Covid-19 vaccination for people with Severe Mental Illness and primary care teams

New videos to support people with severe mental illness (SMI) get their #COVID19 #vaccine and advice for primary care professionals that support people with SMI are now available here: https://bit.ly/3fM24KF @PHE_uk @EquallyWellUK @NHSEngland @dremmatiffin @wendyburn @CoProNorfolk The videos have been developed by Public Health England in collaboration with Equally Well UK and NHS England, including…

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08 Apr

Mental Health Matters (MHM) and JET launch an employment and wellbeing service to support Newcastle’s COVID-19 recovery

Mental Health Matters (MHM) has launched a two-year pilot project, in partnership with JET, to support residents in the West End of Newcastle to improve their mental health and wellbeing and access employment. Pathways Employment & Wellbeing Newcastle is aimed at supporting the West End community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The service offers bespoke…

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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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