• This week we bring you a very special blog. Here at Tyneside and Northumberland Mind we have a group of friendly, experienced individuals who make our team so special. Without their hard work we couldn’t do the work we do so this week we thought we would introduce our newest team member - Lee Walker.

    We asked Lee to tell us a little about the role...

    ‘I have recently started with Tyneside and Northumberland Mind as the new Community Fundraiser and Event Co-ordinator. I have been involved in fundraising and event organisation for many years and have also worked in mental health services so it was a great opportunity for me to be able to use my experience and knowledge to support a cause I strongly believe in.

    In my new role I am putting together a fundraising strategy for the organisation, co-ordinating and supporting all the excellent fundraising that is presently going on as well as creating new fundraising opportunities and planning events to raise funds and awareness for the work we do.

    I am encouraging and making it easy for more individuals and businesses to fundraise
    for Tyneside and Northumberland Mind whether it’s by running the Great North Run, having a coffee morning with friends, getting sponsorship for a skydiving challenge or holding a family fun day. Every penny from donations makes a difference and enables us
    to help local people with mental health problems.

    Take a look here on the ‘Get Involved’ section to find all the ways you can help and Support Tyneside and Northumberland mind.


  • 15 August 2016

    Ten tips to reduce stress

    Dealing with stress is challenging and finding ways to combat stress is completely unique to everyone. Our bodies and minds are beautifully unique so it's important for you to find your perfect method, unique to your body. Here's ten ideas to help reduce stress -

    1. Avoid caffine, alcohol and nicotine

    Although you may feel you recieve a short term relief, that is the problem - it's only short term.

    2. Indulge in physical activity

    Proven time and time again, pysical activity releases those happy endorphins and you will feel better for it!

    3. Get more sleep

    You need to recharge so allow yourself the sleep your body needs.

    4. Try relaxation techniques

    There's so many out there we could write pages! Do a little research and find the method suited to you.

    5. Talk to some one

    Sometimes it's the last thing you want to do but sharing your thoughts with another can really release a lot of worry. If you don't feel like speaking to someone face to face pop them a message.

    6. Write, draw or read

    Allow your mind to be somewhere else for a few moments and immerse yourself.

    7. Take control

    This means something different to everyone. For some of us it could be writing a list, for others it could be taking on that task thats you've been putting off. Whatever it is, find it and take control.

    8. Manage your time

    Making sure you leave yourself enough time throughout your day wether it be for work or to put the washing on can make a huge difference.

    9. learn to say no

    Remember to look after yourself. If you need to say no, remember to.

    10. Rest

    Finally, make sure you rest. Giving your body the proper time to recharge is invaluable.

  • 09 August 2016

    Stand Spotlight - Health

    The Stand Newcastle are having a comedy night for us on the 22nd August 2016, at 8:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). There will be six comedians performing, around the topic of health, and all ticket money will be donated to Tyneside and Northumberland Mind. 

    Please see the link below for more information, and how to reserve your tickets. (please note that advance payments are not being taken for this event)

  • We have been chosen to be the nominated charity partner at the Blaydon Beer and Music Festival, which will be held this weekend at Blaydon Rugby Club, and will be open from 1pm to 11pm this Saturday and Sunday.We will have a stand in the main marquee, next to the gin bar, if people want to come along to visit us and take part in our fundraising activities, or just come along and chat to find out more about what we do. 

    For more information about the festival, click the link below:

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