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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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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29 Mar

Good Neighbours buddy scheme relaunch

Having shielded from the COVID-19 virus for over a year, many local residents will have likely lost confidence, mobility and experience anxiety about the prospect of going outdoors. The Buddy Project aims to enable local residents to regain their confidence and independence through buddying roles. The project will also seek to address issues of loneliness…

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23 Mar

Covid 19 and mental health survey

Hello, It’s coming up to a year since the country first went into lockdown due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  The Service User and Survivor Forum wants to gain a deeper understanding of how this has affected people living with mental health difficulties in North Tyneside.  We would really appreciate it if you could complete…

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19 Mar

Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff

The Department of Education has put together a list of useful links and sources of support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need.

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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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16 Mar

Marie Curie Newcastle Bereavement Support Service

Marie Curie Newcastle Bereavement Support Service is designed to meet the needs of bereaved people in the community who have lost someone due to COVID-19, or whose grief process has been impacted by COVID-19. Their aim is to offer emotional support and counselling, via 1:1 telephone and 1:1 virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams. If you…

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09 Mar

YoungMinds Newsletter – March 2021

Advice for supporting a friend with their mental health   When a friend confides in us, or tells us they’re struggling with their mental health, it can be really hard to know how to respond. We may feel pressure to be their main source of support, or feel as though we have to help even…

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