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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 - Taylor shares his Christmas jokes with us!


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

Have you experienced the loss of a baby?
New support group...
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Retire your Boots
Sunderland AFC Boot Amnesty for Africa...
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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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New dates for Dementia Awareness training
The training is available to anyone working, volunteering or living in the relevant area with the exception of East area....
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ALL NEW Sunderland Wellness Walking Programme for January 2015
The programme has almost tripled in size for January...
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State Pension Changes 2016
n awareness campaign ‘Your Pension, Your Future’ about changes to State Pension...
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Police Warning - Couier Fraud
Northumbria Police are warning local residents about an increase in courier fraud scams....
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ESPA Launch new Curriculum 2015
Specialist autism college ESPA launches new curriculum for 2015 ...
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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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New Date Released for A LIFE Worth Living
Suicide Prevention Training, date just released for South Tyneside - 15th January at Hedworthfield Community Association. Places are going fast!...
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New Date Available for A LIFE Worth Living
Suicide Prevention Training date just released - 27th January at Washington Mind. Book your place today!...
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Keeping vulnerable people in Sunderland safe
Press release from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue...
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Free Grow Wild Kits
Sunderland City Council has teamed up with Grow Wild to share thousands of free seed kits...
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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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ONS Personal Wellbeing in the UK 2013/14 report
On the 24 September the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a report which concludes that people in the UK are more satisfied with their lives than at any time since 2011...
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Sunderland Fit Mamas!
Groundwork North East are currently delivering a postnatal fitness programme called Fit Mamas...
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Relaxed Performance of The Sunderland Empire Pantomime
Specifically catered for families and individuals with learning and behavioural disorders such as ASD, ADHD or Dementia...
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Brand New Domestic Abuse Page on wellbeinginfo.org
The lastest addition to www.wellbeinginfo.org is a Domestic Abuse page! ...
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Rainbows and Rollercoasters
A book about young carers, by young carers, for young carers...
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Sunderland City Council Rough Sleeper Estimate 2014
In 2010 the Government widened the definition of rough sleeping ...
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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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12 Step Recovery Groups
Over the next couple of weeks, Achieve with NERAF in collaboration with Clean Sober Living will be delivering group sessions in Sunderland...
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Working Together to Improve Services
Have Your Say! - Organisations in South Tyneside are working together to improve services. ...
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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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A Day in the Life
An online project calling on people living with a mental health difficulty to blog about their lives....
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Sunderland Recovery College Prospectus
Prospectus Free Courses Autumn/Winter Guide: November - December 2014...
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Be Alert to the Signs and Symptoms of Bladder and Kidney Cancers
Local people are encouraged to be alert to the signs and symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers...
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Local Agencies Join Forces to Promote Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
Local agencies across South Tyneside came together to support a campaign aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues....
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Cancer Awareness Project
Did you know that 42% of all deaths in South Tyneside in people under 75 years of age is due to cancer?...
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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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Flu Pilot begins in South Tyneside Primary Schools
A programme to protect around 11,000 South Tyneside primary school children from flu begins in South Shields this week....
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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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Exciting News Form Time to Change
Time to Change share some exciting news as they release new data showing how much of an impact all of our work is making....
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Who Cares - Where next for women offender services
a Clinks report providing a snapshot into the experience of community based women offender services over the last 18 months....
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Data on Child Poverty
The North East Child Poverty Commission have created a facility on their website that brings together data on child poverty...
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Sunderland College boosts Christmas staff recruitment
Sunderland College is working with businesses in the region to find and train potential employees as the demand for Christmas staff intensifies. ...
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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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Smoking Can Damage Your Eyes!
Smoking can cause damage to the back of the eye....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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