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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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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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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26 Mar

North Tyneside Art Studio – We have reopened

Dear all We are pleased to announce that NTAS reopened on Tuesday 16th March 2021. We have  worked hard on our plans to minimise risk and keep everyone as safe as possible and are very happy to see our members returning to the Studio. Please find further details including information about our new online referral…

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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

Free Mental Health Training in North Tyneside

As part of the North East & North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network, North Tyneside Council is offering a range of FREE mental health courses for people who work in the borough. The free courses cover different issues from emotional resilience to suicide prevention and are available to anyone working in North Tyneside. They aim to raise awareness and increase confidence…

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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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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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26 Feb

Managing Mental Health and Stress – Free online course from FutureLearn

2 weeks, 3 hours per week Supporting you to thrive at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Our mental health is as important as our physical health, and it can fluctuate on a spectrum from good to poor. Work-related stress and mental health problems often go together and the symptoms can be very similar. In this…

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