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Commitments won at our Mental Health Assembly

Tyne and Wear Citizens have run a Citizens Commission on Mental Health in the North East that produced a powerful report entitled 'Living Well'. The report covers stories of pain and of hope, full of testimony about our mental health issues, services and challenges. And recommendations for action by people with the power to improve our services. Read further to find out which commitments we have secured from key decision makers.

  • CAMHS to work with students at St Thomas More Academy to redesign the Albion Road Clinic
  • Byker Community Trust to address the litter issue on the estate
  • Newcastle Central Mosque & All Saint’s Church Gosforth to host Open Door Meals and train volunteers in mental health awareness
  • Durham University and partners to work together to develop a Suicide Protocol
  • Catherine McKinnell MP to work with us to explore the mandatory provision of a counsellor for every English school, and to work with us to pilot and evaluate such provision locally
  • Catherine McKinnell MP to also work with Tyne & Wear Citizens to highlight in Parliament the need for consistency across CCGs regarding dual GP registration and continuity of care for students and others with multiple addresses.
  • Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Service , to work with Tyne & Wear Citizens and Newcastle University students to improve the waiting system for students with mental health appointments.

Posted on 7 Dec, 2018