13 Aug

North Tyneside Art Trail

Residents and visitors to North Tyneside are invited to explore the wealth of art on display in the borough, thanks to the North Tyneside Art Trail, a celebration of creativity that invites us all to ‘Reconnect’. Throughout August, a special trail map at www.northtynesidearttrail.com will highlight dozens of public artworks, as well as new exhibitions exploring the…

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30 Jul

Time on my Hands Exhibition – 1 to 24 August 2021

Sunday 1 August to Tuesday 24 August Artist Gail Curry has selected 35 works submitted by members of the community to go with her own creations for her new Time on my Hands exhibition, showcasing what she created during the pandemic lockdowns. The age range of the exhibitors is 5 to 92, both men and…

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29 Jul

11 tips to cope with anxiety about coming out of lockdown

Easing of lockdown will allow us to get back to the people and things we love, but it’s OK if you feel worried about going back to something more “normal” as lockdown restrictions loosen. Read NHS England Every Mind Matters’ top tips for taking care of your mental health as things change here.

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25 Jul

Mind Mail: What has the impact of coronavirus been on mental health?

“I worry that many people will be traumatised and fall through the cracks.” Adult survey participant Following the survey we ran earlier in the year, we heard from almost 12,000 people about the ongoing impact of the pandemic on their mental health. Thank you so much to those of you who filled in the survey…

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06 Jul

Mind Mail: Easing out of lockdown with social anxiety

The last year has been strange and unsettling, and we know that the changing milestones regarding restrictions have been difficult and frustrating for many of us to navigate. However, easing restrictions may come with new challenges and lead to conflicting feelings. We’ve heard from many of you that while you feel relieved to see things…

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25 Jun

North Tyneside vaccination centres: volunteers urgently needed

Vaccination centre volunteers urgently needed Do you want to be part of the Covid-19 pandemic response in North Tyneside? Due to a number of volunteers returning to work, VODA is urgently recruiting for more volunteers to support the North Tyneside Covid Vaccination programme. Tasks will include greeting people, requesting people use hand sanitiser / wear face…

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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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