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England’s first Distress Brief Intervention service

We currently provide mental health and wellbeing support in Tyneside, Northumberland, and Teesside. This includes our Together in a Crisis service, which supports people in mental health crisis. The DBI service will be our first service in Derwentside, where…

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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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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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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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Moving On Tyne & Wear Easter egg collection

This year, the North Tyneside team worked with local communities and businesses to collect over 250 Easter eggs!   The MOTW team donated the Easter treats to two local charities, North East Homeless and…

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Our support for Ukraine

Like everyone, we have been appalled to see the suffering of the people of Ukraine. We are proud to share that we are mobilising to provide a range of support for Ukrainian refugees who enter the UK.

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“I have my sister back”

Kathy struggled with her mental and physical health following a family bereavement. She has been in and out of hospital and temporary care homes a number of times over the years. In 2015, Kathy first moved into a temporary care…

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