Healthwatch Northumberland AGM at Northumberland College

AGM 2022: Questions and draft minutes

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our AGM ‘All Change!’ and Review of the Year 2022 at Northumberland College in Ashington on 19 October. Special thanks also go to the students and staff at the college and our speakers Rachel Mitcheson of the NENC Integrated Care Board and Neil Bradley of adult social care at Northumberland County Council.

Around 100 people came to the event where we heard about upcoming changes in NHS and social care from those leading the changes. We also gave a review of our work over the last 12 months and enjoyed lunch and a chance to chat to guests.

Have a look at the photos from the event on our Facebook page.

The presentations, draft minutes, plus answers to the questions raised before and during the event can be found below.

AGM 2022 presentations

AGM 2022 draft minutes

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

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