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‘Moving On Tyne & Wear’ wins Big Lottery Funding

PRESS RELEASE Moving On Tyne & Wear, a project designed to tackle health barriers to employment in Tyne and Wear, has won through to stage two of the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Building Better Opportunities’ (BBO) programme. BBO is funded by…

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Men’s Health Week 2016

It’s Men’s Health Week! The theme of the week this year (13 – 20 June 2016) is stress. As we know, our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Unfortunately, men are significantly less likely than women to…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! The theme of the week (16-22 May) is relationships. Good, supportive relationships are key to our mental health; investing in relationships is as important as investing in our physical health. The Mental Health…

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Deciding Together

Today our Chief Executive, Brendan Hill, sat on the panel at the launch of Deciding Together, which is a public consultation held by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and seeks the views of local people on the different…

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A challenge shared…

Our Chief Executive, Brendan Hill, has published a blog post on the VCSE (Voluntary Community and Enterprise) Review about the challenges shared by commissioners and the VCSE sector and suggesting ways that commissioning can be more…

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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…

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