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AGM 2023 – that’s a wrap!

AGM 2023 – that’s a wrap!

Join us for our AGM 2023

Join us for our AGM 2023

You’re invited to our AGM!

Wednesday 18 October 2023, at East Bedlington Community Centre.

Our AGM 2023 is a chance to hear about our work over the past 12 months, our plans for the coming year, and to meet our staff, board and team of volunteers. We will be joined by Gill O’Neill, Executive Director of Public Health, Inequalities and Stronger Communities at Northumberland County Council. She will talk to us about a strengths-based approach to tackling inequalities in the county and how the voice of residents is being listened to as part of the Northumberland inequalities plan. There will be a chance to ask questions.

This free event is for you if you live or work in Northumberland and have an interest in NHS or adult social care services.

We will start at 10.00am with tea and biscuits, with the main event kicking off at 10.30am. The event will finish at approximately 12.00pm and you will be welcome to stay for a light lunch with us.

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If you would like to submit a question to be asked at the event, please send it to: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk.

If you have any special dietary requirements or accessibility needs please get in touch.

The centre is on several bus routes and there is plenty of parking nearby. Please ask if you would like any more information on getting to the venue.

We have invited specific groups of people to join us in the afternoon to be part of our ‘Community Conversations’ sessions. Here, our guests will be able to ask questions about issues that affect them and their communities, putting these questions directly to providers and commissioners from the NHS and the local authority, who will be there to listen and work with the groups to provide answers and solutions.

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All change! Join us at our AGM 2022

All change! Join us at our AGM 2022

You’re invited to join us at our AGM 2022, which this year will be in person at Northumberland College in Ashington.

This year we’ll be hearing about changes being made in health and social care services, from those leading the change. Our guest speakers will talk about integration of services and the increasing use of digital in care.

We will be giving an overview of our work over the past year as your local health and social care champion and we’ll also hear from health and social care students from the college about why they have chosen to work in the sector.

The event is on Wednesday 19 October starting at 10.30am. After the event there will be a light lunch provided. This will be a chance to chat with our team, our speakers and other guests which will be a mix of service providers, members of the public and health and social care students from the college. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

If you’d like to submit a question in advance please get in touch.

 

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Join us at our AGM/Review of the Year!

Join us at our AGM/Review of the Year!

Healthwatch Northumberland AGM 2021

Thursday 4 November, 2021, 10.00am -12.00pm

 

If you live or work in Northumberland, we’d love you to join us at our AGM and Review of the Year 2021.

This free, online event is a chance to find out more about our work as health and social care champion for Northumberland.

We’ll be reviewing our work over the last 18 months and letting you know our priorities for the coming year.

The event will be opened by Cllr Wendy Pattison, Portfolio Holder for Adults’ Wellbeing.

This is also a chance to hear from the new Northumberland Recovery College.

Offering free courses, workshops and activities across the county and online, the Northumberland Recovery College is here to promote and improve the wellbeing of all residents of Northumberland.

The team will be telling us about the growth and future plans of the college along with showcasing some short tasters of what the college can offer to support mental health and wellbeing.

Taster session 1: A Guided visualisation- using imagery to support your wellbeing

Guided imagery involves listening to someone’s voice, relaxing the breathing and directing the ability to imagine. Research has shown that guided imagery can help to manage stress, reduce fear and anxiety, as well as reduce the occurrence of headaches.

Taster Session 2: Building Resilience:

Resilience: our ability to bounce back when we get knocked down, just like a Weeble. This taster session will introduce the concept of emotional resilience, answer some questions from our dear friend Bob and look at a skill we can all use in everyday life to improve our wellbeing.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the event but if you’d like to raise a question now, to be asked at the AGM please email info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk.

Read more about our work

Healthwatch Northumberland AGM 2018

Healthwatch Northumberland AGM 2018

Our AGM this year saw around 100 people come together at Newbiggin Sports and Leisure Centre, to hear about the work of Healthwatch Northumberland over the last 12 months. Thank you to everyone who attended. Special thanks go to our guest speaker, Stephen Blackman of North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee, who gave an informative address on the role of community pharmacies in Northumberland and answered questions from our attendees. Big thanks also go to our information stand holders, who provided a wealth of information about services on offer from NHS, voluntary and community organisations in our region.

The minutes of the event and presentations from Healthwatch Northumberland and North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee can be downloaded below.

 

Healthwatch Northumberland AGM 2018 Draft Minutes

Presentation: Derry Nugent, Project Coordinator, Healthwatch Northumberland

Presentation: Stephen Blackman, North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee

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Healthwatch Northumberland AGM and Review of the Year

Healthwatch Northumberland AGM and Review of the Year

If you live or work in Northumberland, we’d love you to join us at our AGM and Review of the Year 2021.

This free, online event is a chance to find out more about our work as health and social care champion for Northumberland.

We’ll be reviewing our work over the last 18 months and letting you know our priorities for the coming year.

The event will be opened by Cllr Wendy Pattison, Portfolio Holder for Adults’ Wellbeing.

.This is also a chance to hear from the new Northumberland Recovery College.

Offering free courses, workshops and activities across the county and online, the Northumberland Recovery College is here to promote and improve the wellbeing of all residents of Northumberland.

The team will be telling us about the growth and future plans of the college along with showcasing some short tasters of what the college has to offer.

Taster session 1: A Guided visualisation- using imagery to support your wellbeing

Guided imagery involves listening to someone’s voice, relaxing the breathing and directing the ability to imagine. Research has shown that guided imagery can help to manage stress, reduce fear and anxiety, as well as reduce the occurrence of headaches.

Taster Session 2: Building Resilience:

Resilience: our ability to bounce back when we get knocked down, just like a Weeble. This taster session will introduce the concept of emotional resilience, answer some questions from our dear friend Bob and look at a skill we can all use in everyday life to improve our wellbeing.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the event but if you’d like to raise a question now, to be asked at the AGM please email info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk.