Events

Events-page-intro-imageThis page features local, regional and national events linked to mental health.

If you are holding an event and would like to publicise it on this page please get in touch.

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Living well with Dementia: Age UK Northumberland MCST programme

Age UK Northumberland are delivering a 24 week Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Dementia programme, ‘Living well with Dementia’, that features engaging and stimulating activities and social workshops designed to improve memory, cognitive function and quality of life.
 
Group members, and their carers take part in meaningful and stimulating activities over a two-hour session, which are designed to create conversation and engage with members in a fun, supportive and relaxed environment.  Themes include 'My Life History' and 'Household Treasures', as well as team quizzes, music, games, crafts and the opportunity to build friendships and enjoy peer support.

Programme 1
Start date: Monday 2 August 2021
Timings: 10am - 12 noon
Schedule: Every week for 24 weeks

Programme 2
Start date: Tuesday 17 August 2021
Timings: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Schedule: Every week for 24 weeks

Location :  Age UK Northumberland, The Round House, Lintonville, Parkway, Ashington, Northumberland  NE63 9JZ

Is there a cost?  There is a £10 weekly charge to help fund the programme, this includes a cuppa and a scone for participants and their carer. This fee will be invoiced at the beginning of each month. Participants are very welcome to stay for lunch in the Round House Cafe for a small additional charge.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch withour Dementia Lead on 01670 784 800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and there's more detail on Age UK Northumberland's website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northumberland/our-services/live-well---mcst-dementia-therapy

Other Age UK branches around the region may also be running MCST, check their sites for details.

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

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imagine-if2019-north-east-cultural-education-conference-tickets-63973992935

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: http://www.silverlinememories.com/dementiacafes.html

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:  http://informationnow.org.uk/articles/580/food-and-friends