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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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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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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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Telephone Frauds
Police are reminding the public to remain vigilant to the problem of telephone scammers...
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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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Sunderland Recovery College Prospectus Jan 2016
Free recovery focused educational courses for people with lived mental health experience, their friends and family ...
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£3 Million Investment
Hundreds of schools to benefit from £3 million investment in mental health in schools...
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Reduce Your Risk
Reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning over winter...
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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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NE Boiler Scheme
Heating up for Vulnerable people...
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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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Talk Cancer Training Bursary
Enabling People to attend one Talk Cancer TRaining Workshop without the need to pay the normal attendance fee...
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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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Right here, right now
A national report looking at peoples experiences of help, care and support during mental health crisis....
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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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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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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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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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