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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Help and Self Referral

 Self Help

Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear NHS have produced some self help leaflets in a range of subjects.  This includes the following and also 3 guides for prisoners:

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol and you
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Controlling anger
  • Depression and low mood
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Food for thought
  • Health anxiety
  • Hearing voices and Disturbing beliefs
  • Obsessions & compulsions
  • Panic
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Post natal depression
  • Self-harm
  • Social anxiety
  • Sleeping problems
  • Stress

Carers

Newcastle Carers offering Carers of any age with help, information, advice and support when you need it.

Domestic Abuse

Newcastle Womens Aid providing group programmes giving opportunities for women to recognise domestic abuse, its impacts and explore options so the process of recovery can begin.

Mens Advice Line offering advice and support to men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Drug and Alcohol

Change Grow Live Newcastle Integrated Psychosocial, Recovery Support and Care Coordination Service is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults.

Newcastle Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services a dedicated service for anyone in Newcastle experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol.

Gambling

Gambling Advice free information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms.

Mental Health

Mental Health Matters is a nationwide charity providing a wide range of support to people with mental health needs and has some useful self help guides.

Crisis Resolution and Home Treament Service  is a team of experienced mental health staff, which includes nurses, social workers, psychiatrists and pharmacy staff. Offering assessment and home treatment for people over 16 experiencing a mental health crisis.

Talking Helps Providing Guided self-help (GSH) which is a brief therapy based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which aims to support people with mild to moderate common mental health difficulties, such as low mood, anxiety, and stress.

On my mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire.

Mental Health Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans (LGBT) information on organisations offering mental health advice, support and services for LGBT people.

Ear Care

Advice on how to managed blocked ears  Ear Wax- Self-Help Guide.docx

Musculoskeletal

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service  (TIMS) is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to expert opinion, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of muscle, joint and soft tissue conditions and chronic pain.fi

Sexual Health

Newcroft Centre   provides a wide range of contraception and testing for sexually transmitted infections as well as a number of other sexual health services. Offering both walk-in clinics and booked appointment.

Check your bits offers free and confidential Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing for people aged 15 to 24 who live in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Termination of Pregnancy

Call this service (operated by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) if you are pregnant and would like to arrange an appointment to discuss your options.  The receptionist will need your name, date of birth and the date of your last menstrual period.  All information is treated in the strictest of confidence.  It is important to call as soon as you can after finding out you are pregnant.  Call the dedicated 24 hour line for an appointment on 0191 – 28 29 300.

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your options with a GP please call Reception on 0191 2671773 for an appointment.



 
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