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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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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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Great North Thank You

Following the celebration of Sergeant Tom Power, one of our Mental Health Concern volunteers, as part of the official Great North Thank You, we have been inspired to recognise more of the amazing people within our organisation who have also gone above and beyond during the pandemic.  

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Great North Hero

Sergeant Tom Power, an active Sergeant in the Royal Dragoon Guards, will be honoured this week by the Great North Run, as part of their Great North Thank You, for his invaluable work as a Mental Health Concern volunteer.

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Garden party for dementia carers

This week we celebrated a very special afternoon at Pinetree Lodge, one of our dementia nursing homes. For the first time in many months, the families and loved ones of our residents were able to gather together, after…

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Dementia home garden renovation

It was all hands on deck at Pinetree Lodge this week, as a group of 30 volunteers from our head office led by Adam, our CEO, got green-fingered and creative! Pinetree Lodge is one of our 24-hour dementia care homes,…

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Just a note to say…

Louise*, is 89 and lives alone. She is just one of many older people who received a wellbeing box before Christmas, to help keep spirits high!  Our team received this letter of thanks.  “Thank…

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A letter to the Army

Sergeant Tom Power volunteered to support us during the coronavirus pandemic. He was recently awarded the Royal Artillery Regiment Colonel’s Coin by his regiment, in return for his hard work and professionalism. This Armistice Day, we wanted to…

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