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Collection for Ukraine

We’re so proud of Justine who, along with other Humanitarian Help for Ukraine volunteers, will be travelling to Poland in December to take over the supplies to an orphanage that supports children and families affected by the conflict. The orphanage…

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Cycling Minds

Cycling Minds is a not-for-profit community interest company founded in April 2022 by Toby Price and based in Hexham, Northumberland. Before establishing the organisation Toby worked as a translator, but always had a passion for cycling. Toby has lived…

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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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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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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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