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Building small actions into your daily life can make you feel good,and feeling good is an important part of being healthy. There are 5 ways to wellbeing that are proven to make a real difference to you.

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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 from the Sunderland and South Tyneside areas 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.

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

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Hope you enjoy this week's Cheer-up!  We are sure you will agree, this is the coolest way to descend the stairs!

Public Consultation - Out of Hours Services in South Tyneside
May is National Walking Month
Why not take to your feet and feel the benefits of walking…...
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A LIFE Worth Living is reaching out to Men
The Matt Palmer Trust has kindly funded Washington Mind to deliver A LIFE Worth Living suicide prevention training to reach out to the men in our community. ...
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Changes to the Care Act
From 1 April 2015 care and support in England has changed...
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Change 4 Life South Tyneside Training
First Contact Clinical is working in partnership with South Tyneside Council as the commissioned training provider for the Change 4 Life programme. ...
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Understanding Child Sexual Exploitation Training
This course is for practitioners and managers from statutory, voluntary, independent and private organisations who have regular contact with children in whatever capacity ...
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Substance Misuse and Addiction Anti-Stigma Campaign for Carers
Sunderland Carers’ Centre has launched a new Substance Misuse and Addiction Anti-Stigma Campaign for Carers. ...
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Sunderland Young Carers Conference
Sunderland’s first ever conference for teachers and education staff organised and presented by young carers and young adult carers took place on Friday 20th March at the Stadium of Light....
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Support 4 Separated Parents - Freephone helpline
This service is being piloted in the Northumberland and Tyne and Wear area....
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South Tyneside Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2015
There is lots going on in South Tyneside to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2015...
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Sunderland Celebrates Dementia Awareness Week
18th - 23rd May 2015 ...
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The Stroke Associations - 50 Shades of Purple
Plans are well advance to make May purple for this year’s Action on Stroke Month....
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Have You Lost It?
Your chance to take part in a new programme to help maintain your weight loss. ...
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Volunteering Opps for the British Transplant Games
Join the event team to ensure the smooth running of the Games...
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Sunderland Recovery College New Prospectus
Prospectus Free Courses Spring/Summer Guide...
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Get Set For South Tynesides Triathlon Festival
Local people in South Tyneside are being invited to take part in a triathlon this summer....
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Warning from Northumbria Police
Northumbria Police to advise that there have been a number of young people hospitalised after taking Mephedrone along with ‘orange tablets’. ...
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New App for Depression Sufferers
The NHS is launching phone apps to help people cope with depression...
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Essence Service - Call for projects
The Essence Service is keen to support local initiatives and work with local partners who are working with people with dementia...
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Breast Awareness Needs of Eastern European Women
Breast Cancer Care are interested in finding out about the thoughts and beliefs of women from Eastern European countries who are living in the UK about breast awareness...
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Cancer Project - get involved
BME Cancer Voice is working in partnership with PCUK to engage 200 men during the month of March to begin the process of the engaging of African/ African Caribbean/ Dual Heritage men to become active in influencing change....
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News on Under 18 Conception Rate
Under 18 conception rate continuing to decline in South Tyneside...
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Cuts to Children and Young People's Mental Health Services
Mental health services A report for CentreForum's Mental Health Commission says cuts to children and young people's mental health services is a "false economy"...
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South Tyneside Commissioning Intentions 2015 to 2016
This document outlines the main initiatives that the commissioners intend to address in the coming year....
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South Tyneside Community Laundry
This laundry service offers a non-profit laundry service for the elderly and disabled residents of South Tyneside...
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Support services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities
Are you part of the Sunderland LGBT community?...
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Beds Crisis Hits NHS Care for Mentally Ill Children
The NHS crisis intensified this weekend as hospitals were advised to adopt emergency procedures and admit young mental health patients to adult wards...
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Local NHS Foundation Trust rated as Good overall
England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated the services provided by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (which runs Sunderland Royal Hospital and Sunderland Eye Infirmary) as Good overall following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspecti...
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Healthwatch Sunderland Dementia Report - positive developments
Healthwatch Sunderland are pleased to feed back that our report around Dementia, Hospital Discharge and Elderly Hospital Care has been picked up by Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group with a very positive and active response. ...
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Wear Moving
Wear Moving is a Public Health initiative in the city of Sunderland...
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Overcoming Barriers to Participation Research
This extensive study explored the barriers that restrict visually impaired people from enjoying sport and how successful participants have overcome those challenges...
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GP Dementia Friends
Sunderland GP are becoming Dementia Friends.. ...
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Companies More Proactive Around Mental Wellbeing
More than half (52%) of UK HR professionals now regularly engage with their staff to gain an insight into their mental wellbeing...
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Emergency care for the mind
Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb explains why mental health crisis care is essential....
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Fancy a Snoop around the Empire?
The Sunderland Empire are thrilled to offer private tours for groups of 10+ this 2015!...
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Have you experienced the loss of a baby?
New support group...
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Free Exercise and Sport sessions
Free Exercise and Sport sessions, delivered by specialists available to your customers, at City Space, University of Sunderland, City Campus, SR1 3SD...
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State Pension Changes 2016
n awareness campaign ‘Your Pension, Your Future’ about changes to State Pension...
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Participate in Sport 2015
If your resolution in 2015 is to get fit and get healthy, why not take up a new sport?...
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Keeping vulnerable people in Sunderland safe
Press release from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue...
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Pre-Bookable Respite Care in South Tyneside
South Tyneside Council have commissioned three Residential and Nursing Homes within the Borough to provide pre bookable respite beds....
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Sunderland Fit Mamas!
Groundwork North East are currently delivering a postnatal fitness programme called Fit Mamas...
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Local People Reaping Benefits of a Self-Help Scheme
Local people are reaping the benefits of a self-help scheme that supports mental health and wellbeing....
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Police Officers, Police Staff and Volunteers Wanted
Northumbria Police want to encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds with a broad range of life experiences to apply for voluntary, and paid, police officer and police staff, roles....
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Bipolar Support in Sunderland
Bipolar UK support groups offer: Regular meetings (usually monthly), a friendly, confidential and accepting environment, peer support through group discussion, useful information , education and social activities....
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Surviving Suicide
Washington Mind is currently developing ‘Surviving Suicide’ a group approach that will allow survivors of suicide...
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120m Boost for Mental Health Care Waiting Time Targets
Nick Clegg will seek to end the second class treatment of mental illness in the NHS by announcing the coalition will set new waiting time targets for those afflicted by common mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety....
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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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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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Smoking Can Damage Your Eyes!
Smoking can cause damage to the back of the eye....
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