• 25 September 2014

    Donation from Spark Response

    A massive thank you to everyone at Spark Response, for their genourous donation of £5819 to Tyneside Mind. Every penny will go far in helping us to continue providing our services for local people with mental health problems.

  • MY TIE DIARY is a mental health awareness campaign run by a local sixth former by the name of George Hunter. He plans to wear a different tie each day of this school year to raise awareness of mental health issues, and once worn, he plans to donate the ties to the Mind charity shop in Gosforth, for the proceeds to be be gifted to National Mind. To find out more about Georges campaign, or to contact him to loan or donate a tie, please visit his website, which is linked below:

  • Last week we blogged about our Mindfulness course - in life and practice - but did you know we also have an 'Introduction to Mindfulness' course?

    What's it all about?

    Mindfulness is a way to have awareness of your mind and emotions in different situations with conflict within yourself and in relations to others. Its can support you to prevent stress, putting out the fire of anger, being able to take care of destructive emotions and help you to find a better balance between your mind, emotions and body reactions.

    The result of mindfulness training is a better capacity to concentrate in your daily life, to find inner peace within yourself, to reduce anger and create better balance within you, both physically and psychologically. Mindfulness training is also an effective tool for stress and anxiety reduction and can be helpful in preventing depression. Mindfulness is a strong tool when facing high stress situations and relations in your daily life and in your workplace. It can be used to support people in need of stress reduction and depression or low self-esteem. It can give you support to create awareness and strengthen yourself to be able to be in contact with your inner potentials between thoughts, emotions, reactions and responses.

    Course details:

    This course can be delivered in your organisation to professionals and/or clients. The Course is 3 hours long, please contact us to discuss your requirements and course availability. The course costs £20 per delegate when booked at your organization or £30 per delegate when booking at an organized event.

    To discuss further or for bookings please contact:- Emily Pearson, Training and Development Officer via email or phone 07768313621.

    Visit our Training Courses page to download a full course description.  

  • This course is ideal for frontline professionals who have some knowledge or experience in teaching/training and who are working with clients who may be suffering from mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress. The course will train you to train others in your team/agency in Mindfulness with the aim of this knowledge being used as tool to support your client base.

    When and what?

    5 Days from 13th October - 8th December (then ongoing supervision for 12 months).

    13th October - Introduction, what are your motives? What is mindfulness? Breathing and meditation.

    14th October - Being in the moment, self care. Body scan.

    15th October - Personal growth and change, Meditation. Life directions.

    17th November - Micro teach. Practive & Learn.

    8th December - Micro teach. Action plans for your practice

    On going supervision for 12 months.

    To discuss if this course is right for you and to book your place please contact Emily Pearson, Training and Development Officer at or 07768313621.

  • We love it when we recieve feedback, it really helps us to see what works and what doesn't. This week we got some really great feedback from an attendee of our Mind Matters training, thank you so much! 

     Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge in the training course I attended last Saturday (26th July 2014). You all three gave immense value to the training by your willingness to share some of the toughest times you have succeeded so well in getting through, and some of your most powerful feelings.

    You all have great big courageous hearts like lions and I am proud to be able to say I have met you. I will never forget any one of you and promise you that I will use the insight you gave me to try to help make a difference to the young people I look after every day.

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