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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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E.ONs Best Energy Package for People 60 and Over
A message from Carly Connolly at Age UK Sunderland...
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Entries to South Tyneside Triathlon Festival Now Closed
Organisers of South Tyneside’s triathlon have been overwhelmed by the terrific response to this year’s event. ...
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Summer Activities in South Tyneside 2015
Keeping the kids busy this summer...
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A Better You
Launch event on 29th June 1pm - 5pm...
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Summer Holiday Activities in Sunderland
Right here, right now
A national report looking at peoples experiences of help, care and support during mental health crisis....
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Cash Prizes Available
Your Alice in Sunderland...
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Early Care Can Prevent a Mental Health Crisis
Following on from the Care Quality Commission report on crisis care for people with mental health problems...
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Postnatal Depression in New Dads
Extra emotional and financial responsibility coupled with a lack of sleep and more to do at home all affect new parent’s mental wellbeing, the National Childbirth Trust said....
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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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Live Well Feel Well this summer at Aspire
Starting Friday 10 July, each month Aspire will become a one-stop shop to improve your health and wellbeing. ...
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Volunteers Wanted
For the Summer Streets Festival...
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South Tyneside Volunteer Awards 2015
South Tyneside Volunteer Awards are a fantastic opportunity to provide volunteers with the recognition they deserve. ...
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South Tyneside Summer Festival 2015
Events and Activities in South Tyneside from June - August 2015...
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Legionnaires Disease investigation in South Tyneside
As part of the on-going investigation into cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with Faltec Ltd in Boldon, South Tyneside, traces of legionella bacteria have been identified in two of the cooling towers on the site....
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Sunderland Celebrates Volunteers
National Volunteering week is every year in June and this year Sunderland City Council organised a get together for volunteers across the city to thank and celebrate the work that all of them you do for our City. ...
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Campaign for Sensory Crossing in South Tyneside
Service user Ronnie Miller, is leading a campaign which he hopes will result in the eventual installation of sensory triggers across South Tyneside....
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The Men's Shed at Bede's World is now open for business!
The Men's Shed scheme has been put in place for men over the age of 55 to come and meet up in a safe environment where they can share and develop their skills and hobbies. ...
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Staff Wellbeing in the Voluntary and Public Sectors
The Guardian has published a survey exploring the mental and physical wellbeing of the public and voluntary sector's workforce. ...
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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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Have You Lost It?
Your chance to take part in a new programme to help maintain your weight loss. ...
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Sunderland Recovery College New Prospectus
Prospectus Free Courses Spring/Summer Guide...
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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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News on Under 18 Conception Rate
Under 18 conception rate continuing to decline in South Tyneside...
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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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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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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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Damning Report on Health Inequalities
We have lived with a North-South health divide in England for a long time....
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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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