16 Mar

Marie Curie Newcastle Bereavement Support Service

Marie Curie Newcastle Bereavement Support Service is designed to meet the needs of bereaved people in the community who have lost someone due to COVID-19, or whose grief process has been impacted by COVID-19. Their aim is to offer emotional support and counselling, via 1:1 telephone and 1:1 virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams. If you…

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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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11 Dec

Become a telephone befriender with Dreamshine

Dreamshine urgently needs more volunteer telephone befrienders for their North Tyneside COVID-19 telephone befriender service which operates 7 days a week. Your calls can make a real difference to lonely and isolated members of our community. To find out more, complete the contact form on their website

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11 Dec

AGE UK North Tyneside recruiting new befriending volunteers

As a befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in North Tyneside. As you build up and maintain a trusting close relationship over time, your regular social interaction might help someone pursue a new direction in life, open up a range of activities and lead to increased self-esteem and confidence. Your one…

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17 Jun

North Shields Live at Home Scheme Telephone Befriending Service

North Shields Live at Home Scheme is offering a Telephone Befriending Service to older people who are feeling alone or isolated in the community. This might include those who have no family and friends nearby, but also those who have support from families in terms of shopping, but who would benefit from a regular conversation…

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16 Jun

Age UK North Tyneside Telephone Befriending Service

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’re all well, safe.  Just to let you know, our Befriending Service is reaching out to offer Telephone Befriending support to even more customers now. Our Telephone Befriending Service is there to offer older isolated people a friendly chat over the phone.  We provide a lifeline to the outside world…

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