28 Feb

Free virtual fitness sessions for anyone 16+ in NE28/29 postcodes

In partnership with Family Gateway, Hannah from TyneMet NESA is delivering free virtual fitness sessions for anyone who lives in an NE28/29 postcode. The sessions are aimed at those who have barriers to exercising or are new to exercise… particularly the Anxious Buddies session on a Tuesday, that is for women only, who are struggling with…

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26 Feb

Northern Pride Festival moves online for 2021

North East festival-goers are invited to show their pride virtually this year, as one of the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ events moves online. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, organisers of the Northern Pride Festival, sponsored by Barclays, have made the decision to postpone their physical event and UK Pride status until 22 – 24 July…

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07 Feb

New NT LIFE amateur mindful photography group

Snap Out Of It! is a weekly amateur mindful photography group which encourages you to explore your surroundings, notice and appreciate the unseen, become a tourist in your own neighbourhood and then collaborate as part of a team which each week shares and discusses its images. What’s it got to do with mental health? Mindfulness…

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01 Feb

Share your experience of accessing remote mental health services during the pandemic with Mind

My name is Amy, and I’m a Community Activist with Mind. Last week I wrote to you to share my own experience of accessing remote mental health services during the pandemic. Now I have a favour to ask of you – can you share your own experience with Mind? Take the survey Many of you will…

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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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26 Jan

VODA’s Digital Champions Update

Hello We are working with volunteers to deliver digital outreach support to people who already have a tablet/smart phone/computer and an internet connection, to make the best use of their device.  The volunteers work with a person over the telephone to guide local residents to become better connected.   Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are…

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29 Dec

Chilli Studio Season’s Greetings & Newsletter

Season’s Greetings!  & to a better year aheadx We are thinking of you and look forward to coming together soon Stay creative & stay safe From everyone at Chilli Studios xx STUDIO & ONLINE UPDATES: We will be reducing our online programme during the festive period but there are a couple of extra sessions to break up…

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