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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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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