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Help us end Cervical Cancer

Help us end Cervical Cancer Every day in the UK, 2 women lose their lives to cervical cancer and 9 more receive a life-changing diagnosis.  But nearly every case of cervical cancer – 99.8%, in fact – could be prevented. Today marks the beginning of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, and we are joining Jo’s Cervical … Continued

Prescribing Warmth This Winter

Prescribing Warmth This Winter With the clocks having changed and the weather cold and wet, many of us will already have decided to put our heating back on. Keeping our homes warm and feeling cosy and comfortable also helps keep us healthy as the temperatures outside drop. If you have asthma or another chronic condition … Continued

Skills for People – May Group Dates

Skills for People – May Group Dates Skills for People is a registered charity working with disabled people, their families and people with autism since 1983. They support people across the North East to have the same chances, choices and rights as everyone else. Inclusion and fairness allow people to live good, healthy and meaningful … Continued

World Autism Acceptance Week

World Autism Acceptance Week This week is World Autism Acceptance Week. The annual event has been running since 2007 when it was first launched as Autism Awareness Week. The aim is to help more people understand autism and what living with the condition means for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. We … Continued

Let’s Connect: Supporting Children’s Mental Health Week

Let’s Connect: Supporting Children’s Mental Health Week Today marks the start of 2023’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Now in its 9th year, the annual event created by children’s charity Place2Be aims to highlight the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Place2be works with pupils, families, and school staff to provide mental health support. … Continued

Community Peer Support Groups: January and February Dates

Community Peer Support Groups: January and February Dates Here are the upcoming dates and locations for the Community Peer Support Groups, run on behalf of our PCN by Mental Health Concern. All groups are free to attend. Autumn Dates Group Description Location Dates Time Community Garden No experience necessary. Enjoy some fresh air and good … Continued

Here to help this Christmas

Here to help this Christmas For many reasons, the festive period can be difficult for lots of people. Whether we are experiencing loneliness, or isolation, limited by our physical or mental health, a time of year that is supposed to bring joy can be tough. We wanted to offer some ideas, practical tips and support … Continued

Stoptober: How to keep going with your quit attempt

Stoptober: How to keep going with your quit attempt At the start of October, thousands of people joined in with Stoptober – an attempt to go smoke-free for 28 days. If you are one of the people taking part in Stoptober, we wanted to offer some encouragement and tips on how to keep going. Why … Continued