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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 additionalCentre 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 • Ongoingsupport 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 I have made new friends and gained additional support from my peers and facilitator. I have enjoyed a wide variety of activities Feel lucky to have TWH in my area Coming to TWH has helped me in my journey for my future wellbeing

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

  10. For Further Info • Visit our website www.tynesidewomenshealth.org.uk • Give us a call on 0191 4777898 • Like us on Facebook • Follow us on Twitter