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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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

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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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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07 Feb

Supporting adult carers – 25 February 2pm to 3pm online

Are you a professional who provides support to carers who live or care for someone in North Tyneside? Join the North Tyneside Carers’ Centre for this free and informal session and you will hear more about the challenges that adult carers are facing during this difficult period. Contact training@ntcarers.co.uk or call 0191 643 2298 to book.

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07 Feb

NEW home-schooling toolkit to support families with autistic children

The North East Autism Society has launched the toolkit as a valuable addition to a suite of online resources developed throughout lockdown. The toolkit, created by the Family Development Team at NEAS, comes in the form of a downloadable booklet, packed with tips, ideas, and useful information.

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01 Feb

No facial expressions, no empathy, no nothing

My name is Amy, and I’m a Community Activist with Mind. Since the start of the pandemic, the NHS has been giving a lot more of its support by telephone or online, rather than face-to-face. This was put in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus. While some people have really benefited from these…

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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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11 Nov

YoungMinds Newsletter – November 2020

Let’s put mental health first in the second lockdown As we enter another lockdown to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we know we will all have different feelings about it. You may feel frustrated, angry, sad, anxious, or even relieved. However you feel is valid. But if you’re struggling with your mental health at this…

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