22 Jan

Update from Time to Change – 15 January 2021

Time to Change

As we enter a new year and a new lockdown, now’s a great time to check in with the people around you. We know that these changes can be difficult for those us with mental health problems.  We’re sharing Angela’s blog from the first lockdown, as it’s a great reminder of the power of everyday conversations…

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21 Jan

Staying mentally well: winter plan 2020 to 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care have published the government’s plans to support people’s wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic this winter. The plan sets out the support in place to help people stay well during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and through the winter months ahead, including wellbeing and…

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14 Jan

Volunteering Update from North Tyneside VODA

Volunteers needed to help at North Tyneside vaccination centres VODA is continuing to recruit non-clinical volunteers to support the healthcare teams at the North Tyneside Covid-19 mass vaccination centres. The volunteer roles include door attendants and stewards to manage the safe flow of people through the site. Training, PPE and support will be provided. Read more…

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13 Dec

Time to Change Employers Newsletter – December 2020

Time to Change

Time to Talk Day 2021 On Thursday 4 February 2021 we need your help to get your workplace talking about mental health.  This Time to Talk Day we’re focusing on the power of small – because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.  The coronavirus pandemic means that this Time to Talk…

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12 Dec

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Volunteers – Call for help (North Tyneside)

VODA is helping to coordinate the mass vaccination programme in North Tyneside by supplying volunteers to marshal up to 4 vaccination hubs across the borough. The first 1,000 vaccinations are taking place at the Oxford Centre from Tues to Fri next week, starting 15 December, followed by vaccinations at the other hubs on week starting…

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11 Dec

Become a telephone befriender with Dreamshine

Dreamshine urgently needs more volunteer telephone befrienders for their North Tyneside COVID-19 telephone befriender service which operates 7 days a week. Your calls can make a real difference to lonely and isolated members of our community. To find out more, complete the contact form on their website

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11 Dec

AGE UK North Tyneside recruiting new befriending volunteers

As a befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in North Tyneside. As you build up and maintain a trusting close relationship over time, your regular social interaction might help someone pursue a new direction in life, open up a range of activities and lead to increased self-esteem and confidence. Your one…

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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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07 Dec

Urgent Mental Health Support this Winter – Mind Campaign

An incredible 7000 of you signed our petition calling on the UK Government to provide urgent mental health support this Winter. Thanks to your campaigning, this week we’ve had some positive news! The UK Government has now announced a Mental Health Support Plan for Covid-19. And it includes many of the things we’ve been campaigning…

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