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LegaCare

The team is currently made up of three solicitors and two paralegals and are assisted by law students from Newcastle University. LegaCare was established in 2011 to support people who are critically ill. As part of the Northumberland VCSE…

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Northern Butterflies

Northern Butterflies is a small creative charity established in 2013 by Sam Goodlet, a practicing artist and former art teacher. The programme supports people in Northumberland who have a learning disability or are experiencing mental ill-health, by using…

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Project Aasha

Project Aasha is a community-focussed project that creates a safe and inclusive space for people from ethnically diverse communities across Northumberland, who are at risk of social isolation, to discuss issues important to them.   We went along…

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Rising Star Award

We’re working with Talend to deliver integrated data to improve our decision-making processes. John explains: “Our goal is to make our mental health services accessible to even more people. That means basing our decisions on data, rather than hunches.

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DigitalMe

DigitalMe This fantastic event showcased the work that has been created as part of the DigitalMe initiative over the last few months. This DigitalMe project was funded by the VCSE Mental Health Alliance in Northumberland. DigitalMe is a not-for-profit programme…

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Kind Mind Community allotment renovation

Earlier this summer, Kind Mind Community, our South Tyneside Recovery College, acquired an allotment plot from the local council. The site needed quite a bit of work, as it was covered in glass, rusty old wheelbarrows, discarded plant…

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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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