11 Dec

YMCA North Tyneside Christmas Appeal 2020

YMCA has launched this year’s Christmas appeal with a mini-documentary which shows how YMCA North Tyneside helps vulnerable young people by providing supported accommodation, education and help with independent living. Find out the stories of young people who find themselves homeless and why YMCA is so important to them. Read more here

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10 Dec

YoungMinds Newsletter – December 2020

Supporting you to support them This year has been extra stressful, especially if you’re a parent. With so much uncertainty, it’s entirely normal for your child to be finding things difficult, and for you to be unsure how best to look after their mental health and wellbeing, as well as your own. It’s not easy, but…

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06 Dec

Boloh – New helpline and web chat service from Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s has launched a new free telephone helpline and web chat facility for children, young people and families from black asian and minority ethnic communities who are suffering the long lasting and wide ranging impact of COVID-19. It is called Boloh which means speak. Barnardo’s specialist advisors who speak English, Urdu or Hindi, aim to provide ongoing support…

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11 Nov

YoungMinds Newsletter – November 2020

Let’s put mental health first in the second lockdown As we enter another lockdown to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we know we will all have different feelings about it. You may feel frustrated, angry, sad, anxious, or even relieved. However you feel is valid. But if you’re struggling with your mental health at this…

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13 Oct

YoungMinds Newsletter – October 2020

Let’s find something to be hopeful about this #HelloYellow We all need hope. It’s what keeps us going when times are tough. But with everything going on this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it may feel harder than usual to find things to be hopeful about. But as our Activist Samantha says,…

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13 Oct

Youth Survey Report ‘Impact of Lockdown’ – Northumbria Violence Reduction Unit

Good Afternoon, I hope you and your families are keeping well and those returning to school have settled in. Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who supported with the sharing, distribution and completion of our Youth Survey on the impact of lockdown. I was delighted with the number of responses achieved and this will…

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29 Sep

A ray of sunshine in a difficult year 💛

  Let #HelloYellow be your something to look forward to! 2020 hasn’t been the year we all imagined it would be, it’s been tough. We all need a ray of sunshine right now – #HelloYellow on Friday 9 October is a great opportunity for us all to come together for World Mental Health Day, wear yellow…

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27 Sep

Can Do – What we can offer

Can Do is a skills development activity-based programme for young people with additional needs. Download the poster here. Thank you. Kind regards, Alison Alison Garland​ | Volunteer Coordinator Email | alison.garland@leonardcheshire.org Telephone | +44 (0)1388 768 380 leonardcheshire.org

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04 Sep

YoungMinds Newsletter – September 2020

Prioritising mental health as we return to school, uni and work As schools across the UK begin to return, more and more of us go back to work, and universities prepare to reopen their doors, it’s so important that we look after our mental health to cope with these new challenges. Whatever you’re facing, you’re not…

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24 Aug

YoungMinds #BeyondTomorrow Campaign

Don’t let the Government forget Nearly 13,000 people have taken action for young people’s mental health since we launched the Beyond Tomorrow campaign. We’ve had some campaign success – the Government has promised extra money for mental health charities and some wellbeing support for students when they return to school. But this is not enough. …

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