01 Sep

Get involved with #InspiringHope

10 September 2020 is World Suicide Prevention Day and 10 October 2020 is World Mental Health Day. #InspiringHope – CNTW Foundation Trust want to mark these two important days by having a month of inspiring messages in between. They would like to hear from service users about what helped them out of their dark place,…

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30 Aug

Healthwatch North Tyneside Zoom Mental Health Discussion Group – 2 September 2020

Healthwatch North Tyneside’s zoom mental health discussion group will take place on Wednesday 2nd September at 6pm. Health and care services have been delivered in a significantly different way over lockdown and now more than ever as services are starting to open up again we are keen to hear what changes people would like to…

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07 Aug

YoungMinds Newsletter – August 2020

Let’s come together for young people at a time when it’s needed most We know that the last few months have been difficult for a lot of young people. When we surveyed 2,000 young people recently, 80% agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse. So although it may be hard to…

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07 Aug

Healthwatch North Tyneside – Share your health and care experiences during Coronavirus

We want to hear your views and feedback on your health and care experiences during the coronavirus outbreak. As lockdown restrictions ease and NHS and other health and care services plan their delivery, we want to make sure local people’s voices are heard to help improve services for everyone who uses them. The information you…

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07 Aug

The psychology of loneliness – new report

The Campaign to End Loneliness’ new report is the first of its kind to look at how psychological approaches can help tackle loneliness. Due to lockdown, more people than ever before are reporting feelings of loneliness. Mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and positive psychology are all approaches that can help people who are feeling lonely….

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21 Jul

Emily’s video – the impact of lockdown on her mental health

*We try to make sure our emails are as safe as possible for our campaigners, so want to let you know that Emily’s video and quote contain references to flashbacks and intrusive and suicidal thoughts.* Thank you to all of you who invited your MP to attend our virtual roundtable event last week. The event…

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10 Jul

Update from Time to Change – 9 July 2020

Time to Change

As lockdown continues to lift, some of us might be feeling more anxious than relieved. Below, we share Seren’s experience of how lockdown lifting has impacted her mental health, along with our tips for supporting someone who’s worried about restrictions easing. This month we want to hear your ideas on how we can make your email…

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09 Jul

National Helplines launch #readytotalk campaign as lockdown eases

A group of the UK’s leading helplines have today launched the #readytotalk campaign, encouraging people to seek support for problems that may have been aggravated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, or which they may not have spoken to anyone about while in lockdown. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, these organisations want to…

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08 Jul

Involvement Communication to Service Users and Carers No. 15 ‘Recovery Colleges’ – 26 June 2020

As with many services, organisations and businesses, due to COVID-19, ‘lockdown’ and the restrictions in place, the region’s Recovery Colleges have understandably yet sadly had to close their doors to students. In spite of this, all have managed to still provide a service to their students, have found creative ways of still being able to…

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08 Jul

Useful services in North Tyneside new leaflet

To help support the residents of North Tyneside as we start coming out of lockdown, VODA has put together a leaflet of useful services available. The leaflet, in partnership with the Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside campaign, SIGN directory and North Tyneside Council, is being distributed to beneficiaries of the North Tyneside COVID-19 Support Hub…

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