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Should we ban ‘legal highs’?

I noted with interest the recent announcement on action to ‘protect young people from the dangers of so-called ‘legal highs’ and target those who profit from their trade’. The proposals under the Psychoactive Substances Bill will prohibit…

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Launch of Chain Reaction

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Chain Reaction, a new service commissioned by Newcastle City Council to support older people to live independently in the community to lead happier, healthier lives. By promoting the use of…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an event which aims to create awareness about mental health issues, remove stigma and encourage us to reflect on our own mental health. This year, the focus is ‘Mindfulness’. The concept is very…

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Dialogical PIE film

This is a film created by Ray Middleton (pictured), one of Fulfilling Lives’ System Brokers, about dialogical Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs), looking at problem-solving and top 10 tips for better dialogue in social…

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Award-winning service!

We are delighted to announce that Mental Health Concern’s Moving Forward service received the Employment Award at the MHPF Mental Health Voluntary Sector Awards 2015. This award was supported and judged by the Department of Health and…

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to Mental Health Concern’s new website. It has far more information about our various services than our previous site, as well as more detail about us as an organisation, including our values – which underpin everything we do and every…

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Chain Reaction – coming soon

We are delighted to be one of three partner organisations to form Chain Reaction, a new service commissioned by Newcastle City Council and designed to support older people (55+) to live independently in the community. By promoting the use of…

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New service launched: Ways to Wellness

Photo from left to right: Helene Button, Louise Cooke, Zena Braithwaite On 7 April 2015, Ways to Wellness launched its innovative service to improve the quality of life of people living with long-term conditions living in the…

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