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Breast Cancer Screening Survey

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Healthwatch County Durham would like to learn more about the experience of breast cancer screening services to identify if there is anything that can be improved. We will use this information to make recommendations to improve future services.
We would appreciate if you ladies would spare a couple of minutes to complete.



NEPO’s charity climb raises over £1,200 for Mental Health North East

The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) has raised over £1,200 for Mental Health North East by climbing Skiddaw Mountain in the Lake District.

A team of ten colleagues from NEPO set out on Friday 28 July 2017 to climb the 3,000ft mountain, which is the sixth-highest in England. The group battled the elements to raise money for Mental Health North East who work to improve and protect mental health services in the region.

Nicola Shelley, Associate Director at NEPO, said:

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors for helping us raise much-needed funds for our charity of the year, Mental Health North East. Over recent months the NEPO team have undertaken a number of activities such as bakedays and dress down days, but the mountain climb was undoubtedly our most challenging effort to date. I am incredibly proud of everyone who participated and look forward to sharing further updates on our fundraising efforts.”

Lyn Boyd, Chief Executive at Mental Health North East, added:

“We are extremely grateful to NEPO and their generous supporters for fundraising for Mental Health North East. This will bring real benefits to mental health services in the region, helping with activities such as our Greening the Gap Project. This support is particularly welcome at this time when we are experiencing an unprecedented increase in people suffering mental distress. The funds raised will allow our all-volunteer MHNE team to continue its work in supporting people and advocating improvements to mental health services on behalf of people throughout the North East. To find out more, visit our website at" 

To find out more about NEPO’s fundraising for Mental Health North East and to donate, please visit



Dementia Cafe in Gosforth now fortnightly

Silverline Memories are increasing the frequency of Gosforth's Dementia Cafe to fortnightly.  The next session will be on Monday July 14th from 1pm-3pm in the Community Room of St. Aidan's  Church, Brunton Park, Newcastle, NE3 5NF.

Anyone living with a diagnosis of Dementia is welcome to attend with a Carer.   Full details and dates of future sessions can be found here:

Newcastle's Information Now website has details of a range of places that older people can visit for good food in Newcastle. Some organisations offer special discounts for older people and others provide a tailored service such as lunch clubs where you can socialise with other like minded people.

The site has Lunch and Leisure Clubs, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) lunch groups, Coffee Mornings, Tea Clubs, Dementia Cafes, Tea Dances, Tea Parties, Food and Friends.

Why not visit the site for more information and add your event if it's not already listed:

[Fully Booked] Working Together in Partnership and Collaboration 16th April, 9.30am-1pm - Komatsu, Birtley

Please note - this event is now fully booked
The request for places at this event has far exceeded the available physical space

Mental Health North East in partnership with BIG Assist are pleased to be hosting this half day event for infrastructure organisations and consortia in the North East of England to discuss how we can progress collaborative working in this region. This free event will give you an opportunity to reflect on how consortia work is progressing, assess potential difficulties and find potential solutions and actions of how to better work together.


  • Davinder Kaur, Assist Community Officer, Infrastructure Team, Big Assist
  • Brendan Hill, Chief Executive of Concern Group and Partner in NIC
  • Peter Faill, Corporate Procurement, Durham County Council
  • Neil Coulson, Consultant

Topics for discussion include:

  • Big Assist what it is, how it can help infrastructure organisations?
  • Why we need to look at different ways of working in North East?
  • Learning from what works
  • A Local Authority Perspective - What is happening in terms of consortia in your part of the NE?
  • How to involve the small voluntary organisations?
  • 3 ideas for improved working

For further information contact Lynne Hodgson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Event but please note that non-attendance without 24 hours notice will result in a £35 penalty to cover administration costs.