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‘I’m just a normal bloke, living a normal life’

As part of our new community mental health initiative in Newcastle, we created 28 new jobs, including 21 peer support roles for people with lived experience of mental ill-health. Josh was one of those successful candidates! We’re so proud…

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Trans support in South Tyneside

Until recently, there was very little mental health support available for trans people in South Tyneside. Mental health problems can affect anyone, but they’re more common among LGBTQ+ people. A recent study by Stonewall found that over the previous year,…

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‘Bringing my whole self to work’

My story This Pride Month, I’ve been reflecting on my own journey as an LGBTQ+ leader and why equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is so important to me. ‘When did…

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Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

As a key part of our ‘Shaping our Future‘ strategy, we’re championing equality, diversity and inclusion for the benefit of all. To help us to achieve these goals, we’re working with an organisation called EW Group. EW Group have…

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Chain Reaction’s Jubilee Celebrations!

Chain Reaction offers a range of support for over 200 older people in Newcastle, to help them connect with other people, stay active in the community, and improve their mental wellbeing. This support includes community group activities like…

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“You don’t need to plod on by yourself”

Sandra cared for her husband Alex for 10 years in their own home, before Alex moved into Pinetree Lodge, one of our specialist 24-hour dementia nursing homes. When Alex first started to become ill, Sandra noticed changes in his…

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Tourette’s Awareness Month

Our Neurodiversity Network are a group of colleagues who are championing neurodiversity in the workplace. The group aims to promote the value of neurodiversity and support neurodivergent colleagues and service users to thrive, for the benefit of all. Since 15…

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Lorraine’s story

Lorraine first came across the opportunity thanks to Moving On Tyne & Wear, our amazing employability programme that supports people with a health barrier, disability, additional learning need, or autism to get into employment, training, or volunteering. We’re so…

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Chain Reaction need volunteers!

According to the Mental Health Foundation, loneliness in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdowns was almost three times higher than pre-pandemic levels.     Mental Health Concern is here so no one has to…

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