08 Apr

Creative sessions – Finding your words

Hello, I’m excited to let you know we have a local writer, Elaine Cusack running some free workshops for us exploring words and creativity.  No prior experience is necessary, just an open mind.  People can attend as many or as few of the sessions as they wish or are able but spaces are limited so…

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29 Mar

Click and Connect

Hello all, I would like to tell you about a social evening, “Click and Connect” we are hosting next month for people with mental health difficulties to get together to connect and make new friends. A lack of social opportunities and increased feelings of loneliness have been identified as key challenges people have been facing…

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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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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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26 Nov

Chilli Studio Winter Newsletter: Exciting News!

Winter greetings! With further lockdown and winter drawing in, it’s important to stay connected. Please feel free to join us for social and creative stimulus. We have some exciting updates below including a trial opening of the Studios for two weeks in December! It’s a packed programme! as well as new online Zoom activities (Programme…

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01 Oct

Chilli Studios Newsletter: October Workshops & Activity

NEW Online Programme:Workshops & Activity for October & November In these odd and surreal times, it’s important to stay connected. We know the value of creativity to our mental health and we will endeavour to do our best to replicate something as creative, fun, engaging and community-driven as our usual programme. Although we have had to postpone the studios…

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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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31 Jul

Applying for disability benefits during the coronavirus pandemic

Test four of our five tests asks the UK Government to provide a financial safety net to protect people with mental health problems from falling into poverty. A crucial part of this is making benefits assessments more accessible. Assessments can be stressful for anyone, but for those of us with mental health problems, being forced…

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