07 May

Mind Report ‘Trying to Connect’

Earlier this year, over 1,900 of you told us about your experiences of getting mental health support from the NHS by phone or online. Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences so openly and made this report possible. Phone and online support has really worked for many of us. And many have told us they don’t…

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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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27 Mar

Safe Newcastle Domestic Abuse Directory

Refuge has reported a 60% increase in calls to their National Abuse Helpline since the start of 2020. 72% were from women who were experiencing violence and abuse. Respect, a charity that runs an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse, says it saw a 70% increase in calls, emails and webchats in 2020. In Newcastle,…

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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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19 Jan

Healthwatch – Living Well North Tyneside booklet

Living Well North Tyneside is a useful booklet providing information and advice on local health and wellbeing services. It includes information on how to maintain a healthy mind and body, how to access useful services in the borough including shopping and prescription delivery services, and lots more. Healthwatch North Tyneside led its development, working with other…

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29 Sep

Useful Services in North Tyneside leaflet update

  The latest version of Useful Services in North Tyneside is available now. The leaflet, created in partnership with the Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside campaign, SIGN directory and North Tyneside Council, signposts residents to a range of support via local organisations and includes mental health, families, disabilities, physical health, carers support and telephone befriending….

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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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24 Aug

Healthwatch #BecauseWeAllCare Campaign – Call to action

Dear Colleague We all care about our health and social care services. That’s why we’re asking you to support the new campaign we are participating in, alongside Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission — #BecauseWeAllCare. This encourages the public to share their experiences, both good and bad, to help improve services. As well as…

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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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