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Tyneside Women’s Health What We Offer. About Us The organisation was formed in 1985, and is based at Half Moon Lane, Gateshead with an additional Centre.

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1 Tyneside Women’s Health What We Offer

2 About Us The organisation was formed in 1985, and is based at Half Moon Lane, Gateshead with an additional Centre in Byker, Newcastle Provides a range of mental health support for women All staff, volunteers and service users are women

3 Services Courses to improve mental health coping strategies Ongoing support groups for women e.g. women with enduring mental health issues, older women and women from black and minority ethnic communities A counselling service

4 Services Cont’d Therapeutic activities such as craft and singing A wide range of support for women to progress e.g. education, training and employment Opportunities for service user involvement Participation in community forums and anti stigma work

5 Accessing our Services Open access – welcome sessions on a weekly basis A worker sees each new woman on a one to one basis, to discuss the woman’s needs and outline available services Referrals can be taken from any source including self referrals

6 Advantages of a Women Only Space Friendly and safe space No fear – particularly if the service user has been the victim of abuse All women as equal Shared experiences of women and as women Peer support

7 The Participants 482 active service users in 13/14 which represents an increase on the previous year 35% were first time service users. 54% were Gateshead residents, 38% were Newcastle residents, 7% were from the surrounding areas and 1% were North Tyneside residents. Needs expressed at first one to one –81% experienced depression –76% experienced anxiety –78% were low in confidence –58% experienced stress –58% reported feeling Ionely –57% reported having sleep problems –30% disclosed having been experienced domestic abuse –21% are referred by mental health services Positive Feedback from service users & referrers

8 Quotes The group I attend are all friendly people and feel like a family group TWH has been a god send to me for my emotional, physical and social well being Feel lucky to have TWH in my area Coming to TWH has helped me in my journey for my future wellbeing I have made new friends and gained additional support from my peers and facilitator. I have enjoyed a wide variety of activities

9 A focus on Wellbeing & Recovery Recovery focussed practice Progression support Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) to promote:  Wellbeing  Personal Responsibility

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