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Self-harm support online event

Self-harm support online event

Join us on Friday 13 October, 1pm-2pm, for our next free online lunchtime event to hear from Jenny Groves, Founder and CEO of Battle Scars.

Battle Scars is a survivor-run charity providing support to those affected by self-harm.

Jenny will talk to us about the myths and realities of self-harm and the services and support available. This session is suitable for people who self-harm and family, friends or professionals supporting those who self-harm.

There will also be a chance to ask questions.

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Healthwatch Northumberland Conference

Join us at our Annual Conference 2019

If you use NHS or social care services and live or work in Northumberland, we’d love you to come along to our bigger and better Conference 2019. The Conference will take place at The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Wednesday 16 October, between 10.00am and 3.30pm.

Join in the community conversation at this free event with information and listening workshops about mental health, dementia, substance abuse, social prescribing, patient involvement, GP services and more.

We aim to make the day informative, interactive and entertaining. This is a chance for you to share your experiences of care with those who provide it and find out what’s available locally.

There will be an ‘information buffet’, free raffle and lunch and refreshments provided.

To register for a place please call us on 03332 408468 or visit Eventbrite


Blyth Wellness event

Wellness in Blyth Event

We’ll be at Blyth Community Hub in Keel Row Shopping Centre on Wednesday 15 March, 10.30am – 12.30pm, for the Wellness in Blyth event.

Local community and support groups including health trainers, Magic Memories and Silxteen Bar, will be at the centre offering a friendly face and advice.

Come and speak to us in confidence about NHS and social care services you have used over the last 12 months or pick up some free information.

Diabetes UK Friends of the North Virtual Event

Join Diabetes UK for their Friends of the North virtual meet up on Wednesday 21 July.

The evening event, which will run from 7.30pm until 9pm will be an opportunity to hear about everything Diabetes UK is doing across the region, how you can get involved and what support and information is on offer.

This is also your opportunity to connect with the Diabetes UK North of England team as well as each other.

To register click here:

If you have any questions please contact Evie:

Connaught Opera at Alnwick Garden

Connaught Opera is once again putting on free performances for over 55s across the country and will be returning to Alnwick this month. The show is Victorian Vignettes to celebrate the reign of Queen Victoria. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like to book a place please call 01665 511356.



Carers Northumberland

‘How to Say No’ Event – Carers Northumberland

Carers have a right to say no but we all understand how difficult in can be to do so.

This free two hour session from Carers Northumberland aims to look at communication issues that often arise through caring, whether it’s communication with the cared for person or family members or with involved professionals. Sometimes, just being more confident about how to communicate with someone can make a big difference to the outcomes of a difficult conversation.

The session also explores what we mean by personal boundaries and how they affect our ability to say no. We all need some support at times.

To register for this free event please call: 01670 320025 or email:

Carers Northumberland

Good Life, Good Death

This free session from Carers Northumberland is all about planning ahead – to manage the practical and emotional aspects of dealing with issues surrounding death and dying. It is something we all need to know about.

There can be difficult conversationd to be faced up to and emotive subjects to be considered, but in the long run isn’t it better to know and carry out someone’s last wishes than wait until it is too late to find out?

Come for yourself or to help you in your caring role – or both.

To register for this free event please call: 01670 320025 or email: