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Welcome to Wellbeing info Directory

This online guide is a directory of local services and wellbeing information, which was developed following the publication of Wellbeing Guides for Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead.  These hard copy guides offered 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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FREE Events Taking Place to Promote Mental Health and Wellbeing
A host of free events are being held next week to support Mental Health Awareness Week....
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The National Community Mental Health Survey
You may be supporting people who have used community mental health services during the end of last year which is the period covered by the survey. ...
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Sunderland Recovery College Prospectus May 2016
Free recovery focused educational courses for people with lived mental health experience, their friends and family ...
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Nicotine without smoke
Why electronic cigarettes can improve public health...
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Your Experiences of Current Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Services
South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to gather experiences of current Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) services in South Tyneside to help inform ongoing work in this area. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema...
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Antibiotics
When is it appropriate to use them and what antibiotic resistance? ...
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Check Your Prescriptions
Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group would like help in saving some of the money wasted on medications in Sunderland each year...
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Volunteers needed at Age UK Sunderland
They are in need of volunteers for our Telephone Befriending Service! ...
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Mind Need To Hear Your Views
People don’t choose when or where to have a mental health crisis. As a result, the police are often the first people to be contacted....
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Do you have a long term health problem or look after someone who does?
We would like to find out what you think about local health and social care services....
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Making parks smoke FREE in Sunderland
Over the past 5 years smoking prevalence has been falling...
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Smoking Rates are Tackled in South Tyneside
Thanks to a range of innovative measures...
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Cycling Events are Proving Popular with Young People
Schoolchildren in South Tyneside are benefiting from a cycling programme aimed at building confidence....
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Clarke Carlisle talks mental health in the workplace
Former professional footballer Clarke Carlisle has been to Jersey to talk about the importance of tackling mental health in the workplace. ...
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Have your say on North East Ambulance Service
The Care Quality Commission are going to inspect the North East Ambulance Services Foundation Trust in April 2016....
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Prince William concerned for young people's mental health
Duke of Cambridge will carry out a series of public and private engagements with his wife Catherine...
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Young Men It's Time to Talk
A Lad Living With Depression Explains Why It's Time For Young Men To Talk...
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New Wear Crossing Progress
Are you wondering what is going on?...
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Sunderland Prostate Oncology Group
The Sunderland Prostate Cancer Group (SPOG) is a group formed to give help, advice and support to prostate cancer sufferers....
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Facebook Help Users who Feel Suicidal
Facebook is rolling out a new feature across the UK to help users who feel suicidal....
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Major Mental Health Report Launched
There has been an ever growing focus on mental health – we now need to translate that into real change....
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A Better U Scene Setting Workshops
Dates released...
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Local Teenagers are Getting Sugar Smart Thanks to a New Campaign
A group of teenagers in South Tyneside have ditched unhealthy food and drinks after getting ‘sugar smart’...
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Children's Mental Health Week 2016
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to children about mental health...
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End of Life Care in South Tyneside
Your views sought...
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CQC seeks views on its vision for the future
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation. ...
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BEING YOU IS NOT A CRIME. TARGETING YOU IS.
Abuse because of your sexuality, whether physical or verbal is a criminal offence....
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New Armed Forces Covenant
Defence has recently undertaken a brand development project to support better and more effective communications about the Armed Forces Covenant. ...
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Think before you call 101
When should you call 101?...
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Restraint in Mental Health Services
Mind have released new information and guidlines...
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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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Planning for a Healthier South Tyneside
A series of recommendations aimed at improving local people’s quality of life by making the Borough a healthier place to live will be considered by councillors....
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The Sunderland Move to Improve Programme
A prescribed exercise programme to improve long term conditions and prevent deterioration!...
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Millions find it difficult to admit to being lonely
even to friends and family...
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Five Year Forward View Mental Health Taskforce
The 'Mental Health Five Year Forward View' will clearly set out how national bodies will work together between now and 2021 ...
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Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice
An LGB&T Briefing...
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LGB&T People and Mental Health
Resources for practitioners and service users...
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NHS England Commissioning Intentions
NHS England publishes its commissioning intentions for specialised services 2016/17...
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Avoidable GP Appointments
One in four GP appointments potentially avoidable As part of the work NHS England...
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Children Seeking Mental Health Advice On Internet
Children in England are turning to the internet for advice on mental health instead of talking to their school nurse or GP, it is claimed. ...
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It's Over2You
Over2You is looking for volunteers who will receive accredited training and develop skills to be able to hold Information & Advocacy Sessions to people accessing services. ...
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North East has Biggest Drop in Smoking in the Country
“Model for the rest of the country” says Public Health England...
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Do I have postnatal depression?
Causes, symptoms and treatments with Closer Magazine...
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Sunderland Learning Disability Partnership Board
The Partnership Board would like to hear from people with Learning Disabilities and Family Carers. ...
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Suicide Risk Behaviour Patterns Identified
Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study has found. ...
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Are you a Veteran?
Have you experienced symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? ...
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How Do You Tell Your Loved Ones You Have Depression
One in four Britons experiences a mental-health problem each year...
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YoungMinds Parents Say
YoungMinds is working with NHS England to support the participation of parents and carers in improving mental health services for children and young people....
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Committed to Pupils and Staff Health and Wellbeing
Local schools and workplaces are recognised for their commitment to promoting health and wellbeing....
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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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Right here, right now
A national report looking at peoples experiences of help, care and support during mental health crisis....
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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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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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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 experienced the loss of a baby?
New support group...
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