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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
•    June 2014 - Wednesday 18.06.14  (East) ‘Give’
•    Aug  2014 - Wednesday  20.08.14  (West) ‘Be Active’
•    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
This network offers participants the opportunity to become aware of the current work around men’s health in Sunderland.  The ultimate aim of the network is to raise the life expectancy of the men living and working in the City of Sunderland by addressing health issues affecting men and raise awareness around these issues.

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!

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

Future Meetings
Men’s Health Network:

20th May 2014 - the meeting will take place in the East of the city at a venue in Hendon or Millfield.  
The theme for the session will be social disadvantage.

15th July 2014 - the meeting will take place in  Washington at a venue in either the north or west of Washington.  
The theme for the session will be Employment and wellbeing

16th September 2014 - the meeting will take place in the West of the city in a venue in either Pallion, St. Anne’s or Sandhill wards.  The theme for the session will be Obesity/ physical activity

18th November 2014 - the meeting will take place in the    North of the city in a venue in either Southwick, Redhill or Castle wards.  
The theme for the session will be Loan sharks – stress due to finance.

17th December 2014 - This is the date for the annual Christmas get together.  
The theme at the event will be Connect.

20th January 2014 - the meeting will take place in the Coalfields at a venue in either Copt Hill or Hetton. The theme for the session will be Binge drinking.

24th March 2015 - the meeting will take place in the City Centre and the theme will be Stop smoking

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

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

 


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