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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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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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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21 Jan

Staying mentally well: winter plan 2020 to 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care have published the government’s plans to support people’s wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic this winter. The plan sets out the support in place to help people stay well during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and through the winter months ahead, including wellbeing and…

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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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08 Nov

Heal Yourself, Build Your Future Course (online) – Starting 18 November 2020

Traincon Learning, based in Wallsend, is offering free training for anyone who is a carer and would like to come along and join the ‘Heal Yourself Build your Future’ training course. The training has been adapted to be offered via zoom over 4 sessions and scheduled to take place on Mondays/Wednesdays in the weeks leading…

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20 Oct

New NHS ‘HowFit Plan’ launched across Gateshead, Newcastle and North Tyneside

Over 317,000 households across Gateshead, Newcastle and North Tyneside will have the new HowFit (Home Wellbeing and Fitness) Plan instructional leaflet delivered to their homes free of charge in October. The Plan is designed to help people improve their fitness and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the aid of a brand new website, HowFit…

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20 Oct

Get active with Age Proud Newcastle

October is the month during which older people worldwide stand proud and celebrate their achievements and the contributions they make to society.  Putting a global spotlight on getting older, the World Health Organisation has this year launched its Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030), looking at how people can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality in…

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