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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!




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’

Download the latest edition of the Newsletter here!

A Walk in The Park!
The latest Sunderland Wellbeing Network event took place at Barnes Park and 
was themed ‘Take Notice’ - one of our 5 a Day for Health and Happiness.   36 people attended the event and Suzanne from Sunderland City Council kindly came along and took those who attended on a guided walk through the park, highlighting its history and points of interest. The walk was followed by free refreshments at the Coach House Café and a group photo.

Here is some of the feedback the Network received about the event:

"I found the walk very energising.  I have never visited Barnes Park before, but I will definitely come back with the family.  It's so beautiful!"  Lyndsay Gibson

"It has been a wonderful experience.  I drive past the park every day and didn't realise it was here and was as well developed.  I will bring my children here to enjoy it!"  Francis Volunteer Mentor 

Chilly Coastal Walk
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!

  

 

 

 

 

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:

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



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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