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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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Health and wellbeing at McGowan Court

Led by one of the residents who wanted to improve his body strength, McGowan Court now has an exercise bike and an air walker, which are being well-used. The staff hope to encourage more residents to use them, as…

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New website for Moving Forward

Moving Forward, one of our community services, now has a newly-redesigned website, replacing three separate sites for the Newcastle, Gateshead, and South Tyneside services. Moving Forward helps anyone who has experienced mental health issues to get back on their feet. Our main…

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Slimming World Man of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Derek Avery, one of Moving Forward‘s Link Workers, who was awarded Slimming World Man of the Year 2015 after losing 17st 9½lbs! Derek said: ‘In 12 months I’ve lost 17st 9½lbs and gone from…

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Mental Health Marketplace event

Today we are joining over 30 other mental health organisations from Newcastle and Gateshead at a Mental Health Marketplace at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum. This is a free event, open 10.00am until 3.00pm for anybody who is interested in learning more about…

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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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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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