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Welcome to Wellbeing info Directory

This online guide was designed to give advice and information about how to keep your mind and body healthy and where to find help if you have a problem. There are two aspects of wellbeing; feeling good and functioning well, both of these are an important part of being healthy.

The development of this online directory follows the publication of Wellbeing Guides for Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead offering self-help tips, general information and a guide to local services. The online version enables the reader to access more comprehensive service information and access links to other websites for more detailed information about areas of interest.

Whether you have a health concern yourself, are helping a friend or simply curious about emotional health and wellbeing we hope that you find the guides useful. We appreciate your feedback about the site and you can send any comments or suggestions to: admin@wellbeinginfo.org or call Washington Mind on 0191 417 8043.


Your Weekly Cheer-up!

The aim of this new section of the website is just to bring a smile to your face!

If you have any suggestions for next weeks film please contact admin@wellbeinginfo.org

Hope you enjoy this week's Cheer-up - but be careful not to laugh!

The Gateshead aspect of this site is no longer funded, therefore the information was correct as of 31st March 2014 but will not be updated. Information about Gateshead and wellbeing services can be found at ourgateshead.org

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Damning Report on Health Inequalities
We have lived with a North-South health divide in England for a long time....
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Parkinson's, it's all in the genes
Scientists the Parkinson’s UK fund have discovered changes in 3 genes that may affect brain function...
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New Adult Dyslexia Support Sunderland
Meet the 1st Tuesday of each month 6.30-7.30 pm at the old Job Centre building in Pallion in Sunderland...
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Can You Help?
Washington Mind work in partnership with Sunderland Mind and Sunderland Counselling services to provide counselling for people across the City. Alongside our own bases we use GP surgeries to offer this free service for our local community....
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South Tyneside Celebrates World Mental Health Day 2014
Local agencies are joining forces to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing. ...
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Smoking Can Damage Your Eyes!
Smoking can cause damage to the back of the eye....
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Hopewood Transport Service
Some patients from the South Tyneside area will now be receiving their care and treatment from Hopewood Park....
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Blood Test for Depression
Blood test for depression developed after scientists discover the condition causes a spike in certain chemicals...
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Stressed? Walking to work calms you down
Walking to work reduces stress and improves brain power, researchers say....
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Free APP Offering Help to People Considering Suicide
As part of World Suicide Prevention Day PHE has supported the launch of Stay Alive...
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Cost Of Dementia Care In UK Soars To 26bn
The cost of dementia to the UK has soared to 26bn a year - enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country, according to the Alzheimer's Society....
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Students Missing out on Education because of Mental Illness
Time to Change have released new figures which show that three quarters of young people (77%) with mental health problems have missed out on education....
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New Dementia Service in Sunderland
The Essence service is a brand new service, funded by Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group and managed by Age UK Sunderland Carers Centre. The service will provide suppiort for older people recently diagnosed with dementia and their carers....
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Raising Awareness of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
As part of a national campaign to help parents better understand the risks of FASD...
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Living With Schizophrenia
conference aimed at employers, commissioners and people with lived experience...
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Houghton Feast 2014 Poetry Competition
As part of the Houghton Feast 2014 programme, the Houghton le Spring Rotary Club is sponsoring a community poetry competition. ...
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Could you be a Community Liaison Volunteer
Tyne and Wear Fire and rescue are looking for positive, community focussed individuals, who would like to help assist our staff in our vision of ‘Creating the Safest Community’....
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Adolescent Health Update 2014 published
AYPH's Adolescent Health Update 2014 has been published, giving a snapshot of the state of young people's health....
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Young People and Urgent Care Services
Health Watch South Tyneside are looking for young people in the age range 18-25yrs, to Complete a South Tyneside Urgent Care Survey and would the young people please be willing to fill it in. Completing it will take only a small amount of time. It’s imp...
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Mental Health Problems in Professional Sport
Mind publish report on mental health problems in professional sport...
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New BME Women's project in South Shields
Have you been in the UK for less than 10 years, on a spouse visa or indefinite leave?...
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Health Chiefs reverse their decision to close RVI Eating Disorder Service
NTW have responded to the concerns of service-users over closure of the Richardson Eating Disorder Service (REDS) at Newcastle RVI....
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The Innocent Big Knit
Every Year across the UK and Ireland, people just like you give their time - and wool - to knit little hats!...
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Looking for Lay Members
South Tyneside Safeguarding Adults Board are looking to appoint two lay members to strengthen local arrangements of safeguarding adults....
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Changing Futures
See a range of courses for adults starting in September 2014...
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Transport to Local Super Markets
If you live in the Sunderland Coalfield area you can benfit from this scheme ...
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South Tyneside's Role Model
A diabetes sufferer who campaigns tirelessly for better treatment for people in South Tyneside has been named Role Model of the year....
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A Diabetes One Stop Shop
A medical support group is hoping people in South Tyneside will log on to help establish a “one stop” diabetes shop....
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A Garden to honour fallen North East Heroes
The Royal British Legion have confirmed they will once again pay tribute to the Armed Forces heroes who have their lives for their country...
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The Government Publishes Regulations on Standard Cigarette Packs
Laws requiring standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes in the UK must be in place by the next election, health and medical organisations have warned....
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Service Veterans Mental Health Awareness App
The free Veterans Mental Health App includes help and guidance on key mental help conditions and also features videos of veterans telling their own stories about their mental health problems and journeys to recovery. ...
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Do You Have Any Books Gathering Dust?
Back on the Map in Hendon can put them to good use!...
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Potential Placement Employers Wanted
Could you host a 16-18 year old for 13 weeks for up to 20 hours per week ?...
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Have you been involved in the Glass Industry?
f you have a glass-related story to share and would like to be involved with National Glass Centre Digital Storytelling Project read on!...
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First World War Family Memories
The Sunderland City Council's Heritage Team are now working on a project to collect memories, stories or photographs connected to Sunderland and the First World War - You can help!...
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The Social Benefits of Sports Participation
Two reports from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) provide new evidence of the social impacts of engagement in sport and culture....
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A New Perspective on ADHD?
Deeper understanding is required to help children with ‘ADHD’ rather than listing the symptoms associated with this disease....
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E-Cigarettes poison warning
E-Cigarettes contain a liquid nicotine solution which can be very poisonous...
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Reduction in Teenage Pregnancies
New figures show a reduction in the number of teenage pregnancies across South Tyneside...
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North East Women Your Story is Required!
One For All Productions are looking for women who would be willing to be interviewed for a project and also need a small number of volunteers to assist in the work....
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Free IT support for disabled people
Reliable access to computers and the internet can change the lives of disabled people. Some people need specialist equipment but many use standard computer equipment, or new technology such as tablets and mobile phones. Some need help to choose the right ...
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Be Cancer Aware
South Tyneside Council is encouraging local people to be aware of the symptoms of cancer...
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South Shields apprentice toasts her future after pledging to quit alcohol for a year
Rising to the challenge of staying alcohol free throughout January just wasn't enough for Carrie Gofton....
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Dramatic weight loss leads to clean sweep of health for South Tyneside Council workers
The Council's Street Cleansing Team John Bowen, Ian Ellis, David Broomfield and John Graham are celebrating their health gains after losing a combined 15 stone ...
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Furniture Appeal
Your unwanted furniture could help a family in need...
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Do You Have an Alcohol Policy in Place at Work
Alcohol costs the UK economy £6.4 bn a year. It's the major cause of absenteeism, inability to work and premature death....
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Does You're Family need a PC
Here is an important one for those needing a PC or able to help families and individuals in need of one....
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Do you or someone you know suffer from eating distress
Would you be interested in joining a new group at Sunderland Mind?...
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Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime Helpline
Stop Hate UK is a national organisation working to provide support to victims of Hate Crime, across the strands of Disability, Gender Identity, Race, Religion and Sexual Orientation. The independent charity has been operating the Stop Hate Line, a 24 hour...
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