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Well Minds Newcastle

We have a timetable of Health and Wellbeing sessions for people in Newcastle with a learning disability (supporters and family members too)

Through Zoom, social media; and phone.

Friday Windown – zoom relaxation

Breathe Easy – learn how to deal with stress and anxiety

Being Together – get together with other people to chat and learn about keeping well

One to One sessions – Coping with anxiety

Is Mindfulness for me – a short course,

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Get Well for Winter

This week is the launch of the Get Well for Winter campaign developed by the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network and Skills for People. Get Well for Winter is a programme running from 7th September until Christmas to support and empower people with a learning disability and their supporters in the North East and Cumbria to Get Well this Winter.

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Join our board?


Skills for People is recruiting new trustees since some of our board members have moved on, or plan to do so shortly.

We are particularly looking for trustees with the following interests/skills

  • Personal lived experience as a disabled person or family carer
  • Financial management/accountancy: we are hoping to recruit a treasurer for the board
  • Business or entrepreneurial skills – to help us shape and deliver a sustainable business
  • Marketing /PR to raise the profile of the organisation
  • HR/legal to help with the day to day running of the organisation
  • Health and social care
  • We are keen to diversify our board and welcome applications from all communities

Find out more here Trustee Information and Treasurer Information

If you would like to join us email,

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Stay Connected

Stay Connected
Online and by phone

We have a timetable of activities for people with a learning disability and autistic people, to learn, have fun and stay connected – 7 days a week.

Through Zoom, social media; and phone.

You can watch a session,

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Important Information

Due to recent events, we are moving our phones and computer systems to our new building. This might mean it is harder to get a hold of us for the next couple of days but please keep trying and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

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Stripped of Our Human Rights

Press Release

Stripped of Our Human Rights

To coincide with national action taking place in London, Liverpool, Birmingham,
Brighton and Leeds we will stage a protest at Grey’s Monument, Newcastle
upon Tyne, on Wednesday the 26th of June at 12pm – 1pm.

It has been eight years since the Government and NHS England made promises
to provide homes instead of hospitals for people with learning disabilities,

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Have Your Say! Newcastle Community Model Engagement Event

We are holding an event on Tuesday 15th January at The Beacon (Westgate Road, NE4 9PQ Newcastle upon Tyne) 9:45am till 2:45pm.

Have your say poster

Are you a parent of a child who has a learning disability, autism, or both?

Are you an adult who has a learning disability,

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Pottery Celebration – 12th October

On 12th October 2018 we are celebrating a extremely important member of our pottery group that we lost this year. Come and have a cup of tea, cakes and a chat with the pottery group as they celebrate Malcolm. There will also be an exhibition of their work. There is also a raffle for some work created by the pottery group which will be drawn that afternoon.

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Mindfulness for Life Funding

We have just been awarded funding that includes developing our course for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.  We are in the early stages of planning this. We will be updating our events page when the new course will be going ahead.

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Self Advocacy in Cumbria and the North East

We have been finding out about self advocacy (speaking up) groups in the North East and Cumbria.  We are working with our colleagues in these organisations to highlight the challenges they face, and to make sure they survive into the future.

You can read our reports here:

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