Cost of Living Crisis Survival Guide – Money Saving ExpertThe UK is amid a cost of living crisis. Prices are rising at rates we haven't seen since the 1970s – energy, broadband, water, council tax, food, fuel and more. This is a guide to surviving this situation taken from MoneySavingExpert.com.
Personal Checklist for young onset dementiaThe Young Dementia Network's personal checklist is a resource that is for anyone who has concerns about signs and symptoms of young onset dementia. It is not a diagnostic tool but is intended to be used as a checklist which individuals can use to record symptoms they, or a family member or friend, may be experiencing and then, if necessary, use it to aid a discussion with their GP. The Personal Checklist is endorsed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, Dementia UK and Rare Dementia Support.PDF, 177 KB
Andy’s Man Club Storm LeafletGoing through a storm or just been through one? Andy's Man Club talking groups for men can help you through.PDF, 235 KB
Support After Suicide Leaflet: If U Care Share FoundationSupporting those bereaved by suicide. The loss of a loved one to suicide is like no other death, the physical and emotional impacts are devastating.PDF, 872 KB
If U Care Share Foundation: General LeafletThe hope was and still is that this we could prevent other families from experiencing a similar tragedy. We have three main objectives: Suicide prevention, intervention and support for those touched by suicide.PDF, 987 KB
Even Better Festive Season Survival GuideThis leaflet is a guide to getting through the holiday season, and maybe even finding some positive meaning in it for yourself. A Four-step Guide to Winter Survival.PDF, 1 MB
Be You Northumberland – Mental Health Support WebsiteA mental health support website for Children & Young People, Parents & Carers, and Professionals. The Be You website was developed as part of the Trailblazer project in schools. The aim is to ensure that all children, young people and the adults who support them, have easy access to a range of information and support services.
Tynedale Hospice at Home Services and SupportNursing Care in the Home: Being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or palliative condition can be a daunting experience, and for many people, being cared for in their own home, surrounded by people they know and love, can make a big difference. The service is free and available to adults with life-limiting illnesses or palliative care needs. Pre & Post Bereavement Support for Children, Adults and Families: The diagnosis of a life-limiting condition or the sudden death of a loved one can be a frightening experience. Tynedale Hospice at Home provides support and aims to help those left behind, cope and adapt in their new situation. This free and confidential service is available to anyone living in Tynedale, West Northumberland and Ponteland. Hospital Transport Service: When you are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, getting to hospital appointments for treatment should be the least of your worries. But for many people living in rural communities the distance from home to the hospital can be a barrier to getting to these appointments, causing anxiety at a difficult time. Our volunteer drivers provide a discreet and friendly door-to-door service to and from hospital, eliminating the stress and worry of travel. This service is free of charge and available to those living in our area.
Moodypidge Therapy Art WebsiteSugar, Spice, Salty and Sweet are the creations of Scotland-born-Northumberland based freelance cartoonist Emma Friel, shared with the hopes of helping people gain healthier coping mechanisms and bring awareness to how we’re all doing mentally. They’ve learned a lot in their own self care journeys and they want to share their lessons with you!
Breathing to Take Control of AnxietyIf you feel breathless due to anxiety, there are breathing techniques you can try to alleviate symptoms and start feeling better.
Rethink Mental Illness: A first steps guide for STPs to transform community mental health servicesFifty years ago a man wrote an article in the Times about his son, who was living with severe mental illness and had returned home from hospital to find his rehabilitation set back by the difficulties of socialising, finding work and managing money. He highlighted that this experience was better than many others who had never even been released from hospital or were homeless. The article led to the spontaneous setting up of peer support and campaigning groups around the country and eventually to the charity now called Rethink Mental Illness.PDF, 388 KB
The Doctor’s KitchenThis podcast is about food, medicine and lifestyle. Dr Rupy Aujla is an NHS Medical Doctor and advocate for food as medicine. With his expert guests he explores how diet and lifestyle can help you achieve your healthiest and most fulfilling life. You will learn some actionable tips and principles to help you on your journey.
Guided Breathing Exercises to Calm the Anxious MindThis guided breathing exercise will help to calm the mind and the body, taking you from an anxious state to a calmer happier place.
Daily Calm: 10 Minute Mindfulness MeditationResearch shows that mindfulness can have a huge positive impact on daily life and a whole host of other health benefits. Why not take just ten minutes to be present and feel the benefits of reduced stress and anxiety on the rest of your day.
Practical ProblemsCitizens Advice provide support and advice to help you negotiate your way through life's practical problems such as money, housing and claiming benefits. Both online and in-person support is available.
Sleeping WellA good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Quality sleep has been proven to improve concentration, boost your mood, improve heart health, steady blood sugar levels and boots the immune system.
Deliciously Ella Podcast: Understanding Anxiety Depression and Mental HealthDeliciously Ella is all about a holistic approach to wellbeing. This episode of the podcast looks at understanding anxiety, depression and mental health with guest Karl Deisseroth; from the depths of human emotion to why the science can expand our empathy and connectivity; why our view of mental health needs updating; the hidden realms of the mind and the ways in which we can expand our connectivity. These podcasts are based around discussions with people at the top of their field in terms of Food & Nutrition, Wellbeing and Mindfulness, talking about their own journeys, sharing what they have learnt, and providing practical tips and advice.
BBC Radio 4 Series ‘Made of Stronger Stuff’: Serotonin EpisodeThis episode discusses serotonin and the complex mind-body connection.
Bridge NorthumberlandBridge Northumberland is a free voluntary programme to help people living in Northumberland who are out of work and aged 16+ to overcome barriers to training, education and work. Participants get support from a dedicated Bridge worker to help get back into work, training or make positive changes to their lives. Bridge Northumberland is a partnership, bringing together 6 voluntary and community organisations and led by Northumberland County Council, with a wealth of experience and knowledge in supporting the hardest to reach in Northumberland: • Northumberland Council for Voluntary Action (NCVA) • BRIC • Citizens Advice Northumberland • Cygnus Support • Northern Learning Trust • Northumberland County Council
Mind – Safe Space BerwickSafe Space is a drop-in style service offering support if you are experiencing issues with your emotional wellbeing. For more information contact: 07918272392PDF, 2 MB
Mind Support LineTyneside & Northumberland Mind recently launched ACT, a support line offering easy access to mental health and wellbeing information. Call us When you Need us 7 days a week 8am - 10pm 0191 477 4545 or 0330 174 3174 (Calls are charged at local rate)PDF, 633 KB
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