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Sorted online event

Online event – Sorted

Online event – Sorted

Join us on Friday 10 May, 1pm-2pm, to hear from Helena Swarbrook from Sorted (Northumberland’s Substance Misuse Service for young people).

Helena will talk to us about substance misuse, general substance awareness, harm reduction and the first steps in making changes. She will also outline the information, advice and support provided by Sorted across Northumberland for under 18s.

There will be a chance to ask questions after the presentation.

This session is suitable for anyone concerned about their own or a loved one’s drugs misuse or professionals supporting people where drugs may be a concern.

This event has now passed – watch the recording on our YouTube channel.

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Health Trainers online event

Online event – Health Trainers

At our next online lunchtime event on Friday 12 April, 1pm-2pm, you can hear from local Health Trainers Jack and Kirsty.

They will give an outline of what support is on offer to help to improve and maintain health and wellbeing, plus details of 1:1 clinics, healthy lifestyle programmes, Weigh & Go programmes, health checks, Health Walks and more.

They will also share some top tips for keeping well and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

This session is free to attend and open to anyone who lives or works in Northumberland.

This event has now passed – watch the recording

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Online event - Coping with Cancer

Online event – Time to talk about cancer

Friday 16 February 2024, 1pm – 2pm

Join us to hear from Maggie Bailey from Coping with Cancer North East who will talk about some of the myths around cancer.

She will also provide information on the care and support available in Northumberland through Coping with Cancer and other services.

There will be a chance to ask questions after the presentation.

This session is suitable for anyone who would like to know more about cancer and the support available, both professionals and members of the public.

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Online event – Stroke Association

Join us on Friday 17 November, 1pm-2pm to hear a presentation from Janet Nesbitt, a volunteer from Stroke Association. (Please note this event has been rescheduled from Friday 10 November).

In this free, online public event Janet will provide an overview of stroke, including risk factors, stroke effects and what to do if you think someone is having a stroke.

We will also hear about local and national Stroke Association services, including support for stroke survivors and their carers, how to access advice and information and opportunities for volunteering. There will be a chance to ask questions.

Register now and we will send you a link to join closer to the event: bit.ly/Stroke-Association-Nov-23

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Menopause online event

Menopause online event

Menopause online event

Join us at our free menopause online event on Friday 8 September, 1pm-2pm, to hear from Jenny Haskey from The Menopause Charity.

Jenny will talk to us about what the menopause is, its impact on our future health and the treatment and lifestyle options which can help to manage symptoms. She will also give us information about useful support and resources provided by The Menopause Charity.

There will be a chance to ask questions after the presentation.

The session is suitable for anyone wanting to know more about the menopause and what support is available, including those experiencing menopause and their partners, friends and family members. It is also suitable for professionals who want further information about how to support those affected by the menopause.

Please note the session is not intended to provide specific individual clinical advice.

 and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

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Online event – Long Covid

Online event – Long Covid

Join us for our next free online lunchtime event on Friday 14 July, 1pm-2pm.

We will hear from Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser at the ME Association, who will talk to us about Long Covid and the similarities with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

He will explain what is known about the condition and discuss the best approach to managing the symptoms. He will also talk about how functional ability and quality of life might be improved.

There will be a chance to ask questions.

 and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

If you would like to tell us about your experience of Long Covid and the health and care services you have used, please get in touch.

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Online event: Eating Distress North East

Join us for our next free lunchtime event on Friday 14 April, 1pm-2pm, to hear from Maria Lavelle of Eating Distress North East (EDNE), who will talk about the early identification of eating disorders and how best to support those who have one.

She will cover how to recognise signs, symptoms and potential triggers of an eating disorder; practical strategies for working with people with eating disorders; and increase your knowledge of local support services in Northumberland and the North East of England.

This session is suitable for anyone living or working in Northumberland. There will be a chance to ask questions after the presentation.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

If you would like to tell us about your experience of accessing support for an eating disorder or would like help finding local support services please get in touch.

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Online event – Limbless Association

Join us to hear from Tania Spurling from the Limbless Association on Friday 10 March, 1pm-2pm via Zoom. Tania will talk to us about having a limb amputated, tips to help manage and how we can help others living with their loss of a limb. We will also hear what support is available from the charity and there will be a chance to ask questions.

The Limbless Association is the largest civilian limb loss charity in the UK. As a national charity, working with amputees and sector professionals for over 39 years, the Limbless Association offers both practical and emotional support for amputees throughout their pre and post-amputation journey.

This session will provide an overview of the Limbless Association’s services and support available for amputees, their families, friends, and professionals. Register now and we will send you a link to join closer to the event: 

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Coping with Cancer free online event

Online event – Time to talk about cancer

Join us to hear from Maggie Bailey from Coping with Cancer North East who will talk about some of the myths around cancer. She will also provide information on the care and support available in Northumberland through Coping with Cancer and other services. There will be a chance to ask questions after the presentation.

This session is suitable for anyone who would like to know more about cancer and the support available, both professionals and members of the public.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

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Online event NECA gambling support

Online event – NECA Gambling Support

Online event – NECA gambling support

Join us to hear from Amanda Sutcliffe from NECA who will be talking to us about gambling, understanding signs that gambling may have become harmful and the first steps in making changes. She will also outline the gambling information, advice and support provided by NECA across Northumberland and the North East. There will be a chance to ask questions.

This session is suitable for anyone concerned about their own or a loved one’s gambling or professionals supporting people where gambling may be a concern.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

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Battle Scars self-harm event

Online event – Battle Scars

Online event – Battle Scars

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.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

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Online event menopause

Online event – Menopause

Join us at our free online event to hear from Jenny Haskey from The Menopause Charity. Jenny will talk to us about what the menopause is, its impact on our future health and the treatment and lifestyle options which can help to manage symptoms. She will also give us information about useful support and resources provided by The Menopause Charity. There will be a chance to ask questions after the presentation.

The session is suitable for anyone wanting to know more about the menopause and what support is available, including those experiencing menopause and their partners, friends and family members. It is also suitable for professionals who want further information about how to support those affected by the menopause.

Please note the session is not intended to provide specific individual clinical advice.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

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Online event – Social Prescribing

Join us for our next free online event on Friday 11 August, 1pm-2pm with Lianne Watkins and Christine Mitchell, Living Well Coordinators for West Northumberland Primary Care Network, who will talk about social prescribing.

Many things affect our health and wellbeing, not just medical issues. In some cases your doctor, or other healthcare professional, may refer you to the social prescribing service. Social prescribers can direct you to services that can help with things such as counselling services, arts and creative activities, employment and training and financial advice.

In the session Lianne and Christine will share information on the referral criteria and process and how the service works.

This session is suitable for anyone who is registered with one of the 12 GP practices within the West Northumberland PCN.

There will also be a chance to ask questions.

Find out more about the Living Well Coordination service.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

Online event - ME Association

Online event – Long Covid

Join us for our next online lunchtime event on Friday 14 July, 1pm-2pm. We will hear from Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser at the ME Association, who will talk to us about Long Covid and the similarities with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

He will explain what is known about the condition and discuss the best approach to management in our current state of knowledge. He will also talk about how functional ability and quality of life might be improved.

There will be a chance to ask questions.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

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Online event – Arthritis Action

Join us for our next online lunchtime event on Friday 9 June, 1pm-2pm. Ruth Smith, Engagement & Events Coordinator for Arthritis Action, will be joining us to talk about arthritis, self-management and resources for people living with the condition.

She will cover topics including pain management, diet and keeping active for those who may be new to exercise but want some tips on how to start.

This session is suitable for people who live or work in Northumberland and are living with or working with any form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis and gout. The presentation may also be useful for those with other conditions causing joint pain such as fibromyalgia.

There will be a chance to ask questions.

and we will send you a link to join closer to the event.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Online event – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Join us to hear from Cathryn Appleby, Professional Adviser at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as she gives us an overview of the physiotherapy profession in the UK and their Stronger My Way Hub – a ‘one stop shop’ of physio-approved reliable advice and insight about strength, suitable for both healthcare professionals and the public.

The UK Chief Medical Officer’s guidance on physical activity recommends doing strengthening activities at least twice a week, but research shows too few people meet what has become known as ‘the forgotten guideline’.

The Stronger My Way Hub offers resources for the public to maintain and improve strength, including information for people living with stroke, cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. Professionals can also access a range of strengthening resources to help empower patients to become stronger.

There will be a chance to ask questions.

Register now and we will send you a link to join closer to the event:

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Online event – Epilepsy Action

Join us to hear from Simon Privett, Volunteer Coordinator for Epilepsy Action who will talk to us about what epilepsy is, how it can present, tips to help manage it and how we can help others living with epilepsy.

We will also hear what support is available from the charity and there will be a chance to ask questions.

Register now and we will send you a link to join closer to the event:

ME/CFS online event

Online event – ME/CFS and Long Covid

Join us to hear from Russell Fleming, Communications Manager from the ME Association. This is the rescheduled date for December’s cancelled event.

Russell has had ME/CFS for 22 years but in recent years has been able to return to work for the national charity. The ME Association provides support and information to those affected, training and advice to health and social care professionals and funds medical research in the hope that one day there will be effective treatments and even a cure.

It also provides advice and support around Long Covid due to its many similarities with ME. We will hear an overview of ME and Long Covid, management techniques and support available nationally and locally.

There will also be a chance to ask questions.

Register now and we will send you a link to join closer to the event: bit.ly/ME-Association-event-Jan-23