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: email@example.com
The Mayor, Councillor Ernest Gibson, officially launched South Tynesideâ€Ÿs celebration of Blue Monday in the Peopleâ€Ÿs Cafe. This was also an opportunity to re-launch the Peopleâ€Ÿs 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!
Sunderland Wellbeing Network is a small friendly group of people helping you to increase and maintain your sense of health, wellbeing and happiness.
Meetings will take place on a bi-monthly basis as indicated below:
All venues to be confirmed, contact 0191 417 8043 for further information
• April 2014 - Wednesday 16.04.14 (North) ‘Take Notice’
• 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’
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.
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!
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.
Read a recent article from the Washington Star here!
The next Men’s Health Network event is on 18th March 2014 (1pm-3pm) ‘Let’s Talk About Living Well’ venue to be confirmed.
Men’s Health Network: (venue & topic to be confirmed asap)
• May 2014 - Tuesday 20.05.14 (East)
• July 2014 - Tuesday 15.07.14 (Washington)
• Sept 2014 - Tuesday 16.09.14 (West)
• Nov 2014 -Tuesday 18.11.14 (North)
• Jan 2015 -Tuesday 20.01.15 (Coalfields)
• Mar 2015 - Tuesday 24.03.15 (City – The Place)?
For further information either contact 0191 4178043 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.