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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 - Another talented pooch on Cheer-up this week!

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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Friends of Samaritans of Tyneside
Would you like to support the work of Samaritans in the region?...
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Warm Home Discount Scheme
For winter 2014 to 2015, you could get a £140 discount on your electricity bill...
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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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FREE Family Bike Rides
A gentle traffic free spin around Herrington Country Park...
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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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Office furniture - FREE to Good Home
Sunderland City Council has a large volume of office furniture, including desks, chairs, storage and other assorted items in various sizes/shapes...
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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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Jarrow walk-in centre closure
Health bosses want to shut the Jarrow Walk-In Centre at Palmer Community Hospital in Jarrow...
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Wear Moving
Wear Moving is a Public Health initiative in the city of Sunderland...
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Changes to Bus Services in Sunderland
Changes from Sunday 25 January 2015...
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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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Monday Advice Open Days in Sunderland
Come along to one of the FREE and friendly money advice open days...
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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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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment South Tyneside - Have Your Say
South Tyneside Public Health Department are currently carrying out a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment ...
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What are your Pharmaceutical Needs - Have Your Say
Sunderland City Council must publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which details current and planned pharmacy provision in Sunderland...
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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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NERAF Recovery Hub in Sunderland
The services within the NERAF Recovery Hub focus on the prevention of substance misuse and also the aftercare element....
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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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You Can Help to Ease the Pressure on A&E
NHS South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group has called on the borough’s residents to only use Accident and Emergency services for serious health emergencies....
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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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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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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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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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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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Brand New Domestic Abuse Page on wellbeinginfo.org
The lastest addition to www.wellbeinginfo.org is a Domestic Abuse page! ...
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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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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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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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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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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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