Charity Commission updates

News story: How will the new Charities Act affect your Charity? “The Cabinet Office published a timetable today that explains when the different sections of the new Charities Act are going to take effect. Many of the act’s provisions will only affect a relatively small number of charities and individuals. However, it also makes a…

Reducing severe discrimination in Mental Health services

Black Afro Caribbean Men are up to 6.6 times as likely to be admitted as inpatients or detained under the Mental Health Act as the average population.  It is one of the deepest and most discriminatory social failures of our education, social, health and criminal justice services. Minority Mental Health 2016 – “Ending Discrimination in Mental Health:…

The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers

The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers has been launched today to coincide with first day of Mental Health Awareness Week. The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers aims to help employers take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental health and supports those who have mental health problems. The interactive resource is free…

Is your organisation Surviving or Thriving?

VONNE has launched their latest survey Surviving or Thriving for 2016 and are asking organisations for help in taking part. This survey tracks the state of the North East’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector, having been carried out at regular intervals since 2009. It asks about your organisation’s funding, resources, services, staffing levels and challenges identified…

Mental Health Awareness Week 16-22 May 2016

Monday 16th May Happiness and Wellbeing Drop In Cleadon Park Library, 10:00am-1:00pm, Free Event Happiness and Wellbeing Network are offering a free coffee morning, where they will be promoting the five a day message for health and happiness. A number of organisations will be promoting their services. Please drop in and join us for a…