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Mental Health Action Week is a week of free ‘actions’ taking place across North Tyneside week commencing 14th May 2018. Service users and survivors were asked to identify the key themes negatively impacting on their mental health. Each of the actions fits into one of the following themes:

  • Difficult life events (bereavement, trauma etc)
  • Physical Health
  • Access to quality and appropriate support and services
  • Benefits, work and poverty
  • Relationships and social isolation

Some actions require you to book your place in advance – please do so by using the contact details provided for that particular action. Events may be subject to change.

Monday 14th May

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm​ Drop in Gym Session Flex Fitness at Tyne Metropolitan College,Battle Hill Drive, NE28 9NL Induction required, contact josh.brown@tynemet.ac.uk 0191 229 5119
  • 9:30am - 12:30pm ​Happy Hobbies Creative group - everyone welcome! bethlaunchpadnt@gmail.com North Shields Library, Northumberland Square, North Shields, NE30 1QU
  • 10:30am - 1:00pm​ Age UK NT Bereavement and Loss Workshop Age Uk Care Academy, The Training Suite, Park Road Whitley Bay,NE26 1LT Spaces limited, contact ​customerservices@ageuknorthtyneside.org.uk 01912808484
  • 3:30 - 5:00pm​ - Helping Hands drop in event. Phoenix Detached Youth Project, 14 Front St, North Shields NE29 7QW becky@pdyp.co.uk 0191 258 5806
  • 3:30 - 5:30pm ​- Launchpad North Tyneside, No Photos, Please! North Shields Library, - North Shields Library, Northumberland Square, North Shields, NE30 1QU bethlaunchpadnt@gmail.com

Tuesday 15th May

  • 10:00am -12:00pm​ Drop in Gym Session Flex Fitness at Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive, NE28 9NL Induction required, contact josh.brown@tynemet.ac.uk 0191 229 5119
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 4:00pm​ - Helen Smith Creative workshop with artists and writers Old Low Lights Heritage Centre, Cliffords Fort, North Shields, NE30 1JE hel@helensmith.co.uk 07805439837
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm ​VODA Friendship Workshop. VODA Hawkeys Ln, North Shields NE29 9BZ Sarah.Hilditch@voda.org.uk (0191) 643 2631
  • 11:00am and 2pm​ North Tyneside Art Studio tour NTAS Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields, NE30 2AY info.ntartstudio@gmail.com 0191 296 1156
  • 6:00 - 7:00pm ​Samaritans How to be a good listener. Northumberland Park, Education Centre, Tynemouth Rd, Tyne and Wear, North Shields NE30 2ES paulgsamstyneside@gmail.com
  • 6:00 - 8:30pm​ Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Helpline and email support 0800 035 2794 emailsupport@rctn.org.uk

Wednesday 16th May

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm​ Drop in Gym Session Flex Fitness at Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive, NE28 9NL Induction required, contact josh.brown@tynemet.ac.uk ​0191 229 5119
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm ​Cruse Bereavement Coffee Drop In Venue TBCadmin.tyne@crusenortheast.org.uk 0191 2765533
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm ​Family cafe Birth, Baby and Family, George Street North Shields, NE30 1EL janine@birthandbabyco.com 07885774279 10-12 ​engAGE Meet, Make and Create (for people 55+)
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields, NE30 2AY 0191 2578000 charlotte@linskill.org
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm​ Mums and babies under 1 Birth, Baby and Family, George Street North Shields, NE30 1EL janine@birthandbabyco.com 07885774279
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm ​Key Enterprises Open Day Key Enterprises, Unit 36 Bellingham Drive, North Tyne Industrial Estate, NE12 9SZ Limited places - booking required ​0191 2701138
  • 3:00 - 4:00pm ​Disability North - Letter Writing for benefits claims VODA Hawkeys Ln, North Shields NE29 9BZ Limited spaces please contact KeithMoore@disabilitynorth.org.uk 0191 2840480
  • 7:00 - 8.30pm​ Peer Talk Peer Support Group Whitley Bay Big Local, unit 4, 305 Whitley Rd, Whitley Bay NE26 2HU,Tel: 07719 562 617 Email rosa@peertalk.org.uk
  • 6:00 - 8.30pm​ Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Helpline and email support 0800 035 2794 emailsupport@rctn.org.uk

Thursday 17th May

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm​ Drop in Gym Session Flex Fitness at Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive, NE28 9NL Induction required, contact ​josh.brown@tynemet.ac.uk​ 0191 229 5119
  • 10:30am - 11:30am ​ Talking Therapies - Introduction to the survivors of child sexual abuse group Main Hall, Wallsend Health Centre, The Green, Wallsend NE28 7PD. Contact Jayne Porter 0191 2952775
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm​ - ​LD North East - Music to Movement. Allen Memorial Church Park Road, Wallsend 01912622261 jacqui.thompson@ldne.org.uk
  • 9:30am - 11:30am ​Northumbria Police & These Girls Can Run - Take Time, Make Time Community Walk (Meadow Well Connected - Tynemouth) PC 794 Carly Zawodzinski 794@northumbria.pnn.police.uk 101 ext 63173
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm ​Mums and Mental Health (0-5 years) Birth, Baby and Family, George Street North Shields, NE30 1EL janine@birthandbabyco.com 07885774279
  • 2:30 - 3:30pm​ Mindfulness and Discussion with Mindful Therapies Wallsend Customer First Centre 16 The Forum, Wallsend, NE28 8GR Contact - 07583553949 | 07852595858 info@mindfultherapies.org.uk
  • 6:00 - 8:30pm​ Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Helpline and email support 0800 035 2794 emailsupport@rctn.org.uk
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm ​Mindful Gardening, ​Meadow Well Connected, Waterville Rd, North Shields NE29 6BA 0191 341 0033
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm ​ gobscure - creatively exploring dying and grieving Meadow Well Connected, Waterville Rd, North Shields NE29 6BA Spaces limited contact​ - ​bethlaunchpadnt@gmail.com​ to book your place

Friday 18th May

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm​ Drop in Gym Session Flex Fitness at Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive, NE28 9NL Induction required, contact ​josh.brown@tynemet.ac.uk​ 0191 229 5119
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm ​Family cafe Birth, Baby and Family. George Street North Shields, NE30 1EL janine@birthandbabyco.com 07885774279
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm ​Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Helpline and email support 0800 035 2794 emailsupport@rctn.org.uk
  • 1:30 - 3:30pm ​Who supports people’s Mental Health in North Tyneside? What’s been happening during Mental Health Action Week? YMCA North Tyneside, Church Way, North Shields NE29 0AB bethlaunchpadnt@gmail.com

Saturday 19th May

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm ​Weekend Friends Peer Support Group, Costa Coffee, Wallsend High Street Contact steveodriscoll@hotmail.co.uk 07947766327
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm​ Meditation Taster - Cloud 9 Wellbeing, 3 Farringdon Road, North Shields, NE30 3ER Rachel@cloud9wellbeing.co.uk 0191 2807236
  • 2:00pm ​Supporting Stars - Jolly Picnic in the Park Please bring your own chair, food and alcohol free drinks - everyone welcome! Meet at the Bandstand, Northumberland Park Contact Lara 07944213776

Sunday 20th May

  • 2:00 - 4:30pm ​Baby loss workshop Birth, Baby and Family, George Street North Shields, NE30 1EL janine@birthandbabyco.com 07885774279
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm​ Problem Solving Booths with Psychologists Against Austerity, Cullercoats Beach paanortheast@gmail.com

For further and up to date information on the aforementioned events, please visit Launchpad North Tyneside.