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The South Tyneside Happiness and Wellbeing Network

The South Tyneside Happiness and Wellbeing Network aims to provide a forum for sharing and developing ideas in order to contribute to the improvement of mental health, happiness and wellbeing.The Network hosts meetings and events, and produces communications and publications.
For more information about the South Tyneside Happiness and Wellbeing please contact Rob at:  r.braines@ntlworld.com

Blue Monday
The Mayor, Councillor Ernest Gibson, officially launched South Tyneside's celebration of Blue Monday in the People's Cafe. This was also an opportunity to re-launch the People's Cafe which had just finished its 6 month pilot and is now being co-ordinated by Tyneside Mind.  
Click here to read the full report!

Future Happiness and Wellbeing Drop in - Tuesday 13th May at Cleadon Park Library from 10am - 1pm
The Happiness and Wellbeing Network are offering a free coffee morning where they will promoting the Five a Day for Health and Happiness.  North East Counselling, NECA Health Trainers, South Tyneside Mental Health User Voice, Tyneside Mind, Time to Change and Tyne and Wear Fire Service will be promoting their services.  please drop in and join us for a free cuppa and healthy soup.

The Sunderland Wellbeing Network

Sunderland Wellbeing Network is a small friendly group of people helping you to increase and maintain your sense of health, wellbeing and happiness.

Future Meetings
Meetings will take place on a bi-monthly basis as indicated below:
All venues to be confirmed, contact 0191 417 8043 for further information

•    Oct   2014 - Wednesday  08.10.14  (Washington) ‘Keep Learning’ (World Mental Health Wk)
•    Dec  2014  - Wednesday  17.12.14  (City) ‘Connect’ (Xmas - The Place)
•    Feb  2015 -  Wednesday  18.02.15  (Coalfields) ‘Recap & Refresh’

The picture below has been adapted from photos taken by a Washington Mind volunteer, Doug, who joined the Sunderland Wellbeing Network on their coastal walk on 16th April 2014.

Message in a Bottle

Members of the Sunderland City Council Public Health Team, Washington Mind staff, Turning Point,  and local Councilors took part in this year's Boxing Day Dip on Seaburn beach to raise awareness for dry January and raise funds for The Sunderland Wellbeing Network.

The aim of the Dry January Campaign is to start a new conversation about alcohol - The challenge is to go booze free for 31 days in January 2014.

It’s a chance to lose weight, feel better, save money and make a difference. 
Click here for more information! http://www.dryjanuary.org.uk/

Believe it or not, it really wasn’t that bad!  We were spurred on by a massive crowd, who had turned out to support their friends and relatives who were taking part.  The atmosphere was amazing and has helped us make the decision to do it again next year. 

We raised a grant total of £765.50 whoo hoo!!! 20% of this will go to the Sunderland Lions club who organise the dip and the rest will be awarded to Sunderland Wellbeing network which £612.40.  This will be used for engagement events across the city to tackle health inequalities.

Christmas 2013
On the 11th December, the Sunderland Wellbeing and Men’s Health Networks hosted their annual Christmas Get Together! The atmosphere was warm, friendly and relaxed and over 30 people came along to join in.

Throughout the afternoon those present were invited to join in with Christmas celebrations including carol singing, mince pies and even Santa took time out of his busy schedule to come and visit! There was also a fun Christmas quiz and a Mars Bars game which went down very well with the attendees!






Download the latest edition of the Newsletter here!

During a recent meeting Laura from the Sunderand Wellness Team spoke about the Sunderland Your Wellness Guide and Your Wellness Services - Click here to access a copy!

Click here to access the Sunderland Wellbeing and Men's Health Network joint report 2013/2014

Some of the pics from our photo gallery!

Wellbeing Roadshows - Look out for a Sunderland Wellbeing Network Roadshow in your local area.  Representatives from the Network will be bringing wellbeing information out into the community!

For further information please contact Washington Mind on 0191 417 8043.

Sunderland Men's Health Network

The format of the Sunderland Men's Health Network has changed - WATCH THIS SPACE for further information!
The new campaigns will be in the format of workshops around the topics listed below. Health professionals will be invited to sessions providing them with info to disseminate to their client groups. There will no longer be public events like old format.

The forth coming campaign info I have is as follows:

July/August 2014 - 5th August 'Balancing Your Social Needs' workshop
October/November 2014 - Movember - Cancer Awareness (Date & Venue TBC) 
December 2014/January 2015 - Dry January - Alcohol Awareness (Date & Venue TBC)
February/March 2015 - Lung Disease (Date & Venue TBC)
April/May 2015 - Diabetes & Stroke

Men’s Health Network Workshop Invitation                                                                     
Balancing Your Social Needs”

Tuesday 5th August 2014 from 9.45am – 12.30noon at Washington Mind, Life House, Grasmere Terrace, Columbia, Washington.  NE38 7LP

The Men’s Health Network would like to invite representatives from local organisations to an informative and useful Workshop.  

The event is the first in a series of workshops that will take place over the year, all of which will aim to 
address some of the more prominent health issues that men face in Sunderland and raise awareness around these issues.

The Balancing your Social Needs workshop will aim to equip attendees with tips, tricks and information 
that can then be disseminated to local men to help with the prevention of social exclusion and maximize social cohesion.

By booking a place on the workshop, attendees will gain practical information on how to address some of the key issues that can be the cause of social exclusion:
Key Speakers will give vital information on the following areas
•    Housing Options (provided by Gentoo and the Local Authority)
•    Welfare Benefits  (provided by Headlight)

Also in attendance will be other local providers who will hold information stalls and will be providing further information on: 
Substance misuse
Social activities 
Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health services
If you wish to attend the workshop please send an email confirming your name and contact details by 
Wednesday 30th July to supportingvol@aol.com.

Getting the Messages Out and About!

To get important health messages out to men in the to local communities of Sunderland the Sunderland Men’s Health Network has created cartoon personas of a healthy and an unhealthy man to highlight its work.

Alreet Man has stopped smoking, cut down on his drinking, exercises and visits his doctor. 

But Ha’way Man is failing in his battle against the bad habits which can lead to cancers, heart disease and emotional ill-health.

Download the information leaflet here!

Read a recent article from the Washington Star here!

Network News
In this section you will be able to read the most recent and backdated newsletters from the networks. Please click on the links below to view each newsletter.

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 11

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 10

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 9

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 8

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 7

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 6

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 5

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 4

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 3

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 2

Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Sunderland Men's Health Network - Issue 1

Promotional Materials

Please find below a link to a promotional postcard that is used to advertise both the Sunderland Wellbeing Network and Men's Health Network and where to find further information.

Promotional postcard

For further information either contact 0191 4178043 or menshealth@wellbeinginfo.org


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