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New online mental health service launches in Newcastle and Gateshead

A new free, safe and anonymous online mental health service is now available for people living in Newcastle and Gateshead.

 Togetherall is a place where you can safely voice your feelings and connect with others for your wellbeing. The service is available 24/7 and moderated by mental health professionals and led by an on-duty clinical team to ensure users are safe and supported.

 

Togetherall is the latest in a series of new mental health services commissioned for local people. It follows the recent launch of a mental health support line operated by Tyneside and Northumberland Mind (every day 8am to 10pm (age 16+) on 0330 174 3174 (charged at local rate), as well as the Qwell online counselling and emotional wellbeing service.


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COVID-19 Vaccination - summary of vaccine schedule

 

Cohort

First Dose

Second Dose

Third dose

Booster

Over 18

-          Age 40 and over

-          Health social care staff

-          carers of elderly/disabled person

-          age 18 and over living with immunosuppressed

-          person age 18-64 in at risk group

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer or Moderna

 

AZ suitable for those 40+ only

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Not unless contacted by specialist or GP practice

3 months after 2nd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

Immunosuppressed age 18 and over

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer or Moderna

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Pfizer or Moderna. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

18-39 not in at risk group

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer or Moderna

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 3rd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

Under 18

Immunosuppressed age 12-15

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Pfizer. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, Pfizer

Immunosuppressed age 16-17

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Pfizer. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, Pfizer

12–15-year-olds in at risk group- table 4 Green book chapter 14a, including contacts of immunosuppressed person

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 2nd dose, Pfizer

Age 16-17 at in an at risk group (table 3 Greenbook)

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 2nd dose, Pfizer

Age 12–15 not in higher risk group

(12-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 12-week interval

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently

Age 16-17 not in higher risk group

(12-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 12-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 2nd dose, Pfizer

 

Immunosuppressed age 5-11

Pfizer

10 microgram

Pfizer, 8 week interval

Still in development

Still in development

 

Age 5-11 in a clinical risk group, or household contact of immunocompromised

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

10 microgram

Pfizer, 8 week interval

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently

 

Age 5-11 not in a higher risk group

Pfizer

10 microgram

WAITING FOR PROTOCOL

Pfizer, 12 week interval

WAITING FOR PROTOCOL

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently


COVID - 19 - changes to rules 24.2.2022

From the 24th February 2022 you will still be required to wear a mask when entering the practice unless you are exempt.  The guidance is from NHS England and is a requirement across all NHS services.

bekind

Small acts of kindness, such as a ‘thank you’, can make a positive impact on someone’s day, and help staff feel valued about the difference they are making to people’s lives. However, some NHS staff have experienced abuse from people, which has impacted on their mental health. This is not ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health

Mental Health

At some point in our lives there is a chance we could be affected in some way, either directly or indirectly, by problems relating to mental health. 

This Practice takes mental health very seriously in the surgery and would aim to provide a comprehensive service that would range from advice and support up to long term care for those patients with severe and enduring mental health needs.

All of the doctors would be happy to discuss any emotional concerns.

Local mental health services

  • Free online support and counselling are available at www.qwell.io (age 18+) or www.Kooth.com (now 18 and under – but existing users can choose to stay until 25).
  • Tyneside and Northumberland Mind's support line – every day 8am to 10pm (age 16+) on 0330 174 3174 (charged at local rate)
  • Togetherall - a free, anonymous online mental health community where you can safely voice your feelings and connect with others. Moderated by professionals for your safety – visit www.togetherall.com.
  • If you're feeling low, anxious or stressed, you can contact Gateshead Talking Therapies on 0191 283 2541 or Talking Helps Newcastle on 0191 282 6600
  • Visit 111.nhs.uk or call NHS 111 – open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for any non-emergency medical problems
  • If you are feeling suicidal, phone the Samaritans on 116 123
  • And of course, you can contact your GP if these options are not suitable

For hints and tips on Wellbeing and Mental Health during COVID >> Wellbeing and Mental Health during COVID-19

There are a number of resources and sources of support available both locally.  Below are some of the services that are available:

MIND – leading mental health charity in England and Wales.  https://www.tynesidemind.org.uk/

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind Wellbeing Centre Dunsmuir Grove Bensham Gateshead NE8 4QL. Telephone: 0191 477 4545 Email: admin@tynesidemind.org.uk

SAMARITANS – provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. https://samaritans.org/ Telephone: 116 123

GIVE US A SHOUT This is the first 24/7 test message service,this is free on all major networks but for more information speak to your provider or check the give us a shout website.  This is a place you can contact if you are struggling and need immediate help. https://www.giveusashout.org/ For more information please see the attached leaflet which is called Mental Health and Wellbeing During Covid-19, this leaflet has lots of tips and contact details for support and guidance.

Remember that it is ok to talk.

 



 
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