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Virtual Lecture (November 5th): There and back again – a journey through mental illness

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: World Mental Health Day 2020

There and back again – A journey through mental illness
by Adam Gridley, Expert by Experience

NEW DATE: Thursday 5th November 2020, 17:30 - 18:15

Mental illness can affect people of any gender, age, or background. In this talk, Adam describes his lived experience of using cannabis as a gateway to popularity and hyper-vigilance. On returning to study psychology, that use escalated, resulting in multiple stays in hospital, self-harm, and suicide attempts. From the other side of this journey, he reflects on his experiences in an effort to promote greater understanding of drug use and mental health.

The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A with the speaker. You can submit a question in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or during the event using YouTube Live Chat or via Twitter @InsightsNCL.

This event will be hosted on YouTube, registration is not required:

FREE Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) Conference Focusing on Mental Health

Imagine If...2019 North East Cultural Education Conference

Imagine if... creative and cultural experiences supported children's mental health and well-being up to adulthood.
This year’s conference will explore ways in which creative, cultural education might support children and young people’s mental health and well-being.

The day will have something for you, with sessions including:

  • How children across the region think about their own mental health
  • A young carer’s journey to become a social entrepreneur in the arts
  • Connections between poverty and mental health, and a practical approach to tackling this
  • Practical examples from primary and secondary schools collaborating with artists to support pupils’ emotional well-being
  • How music and theatre have been used to help children explore and understand their own mental health, and
  • How culture and the arts can be part of a supportive ‘habitat’ in school, in which young people can make sense of their own experiences and the world around them.

Sessions will include a mixture of keynotes and interactive workshops delivered by adults, children and young people—the full list of organisations involved can be found on the website.

Organised by Culture Bridge North East.
Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019, 9am-4pm
Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT


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: