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Newcastle University research with Ways to Wellness patients shows benefit of service.

21st of July 2017

Newcastle University research with Ways to Wellness patients shows benefit of service.

Research shows that involvement in the Ways to Wellness service increases patients' feeling of control and self-confidence, reduces their social isolation and has a positive impact on their health-related behaviours, including weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. Patients reported improved management of their long-term conditions, improved mental health, greater resilience and more effective problem-solving...


Launch of our new volunteer scheme

Friends of First Contact Clinical

Launch of our new volunteer scheme

Staff in the substance misuse service have worked with a group of service users to develop our new scheme 'Friends of First Contact Clinical'. This is an opportunity for current or ex service users to volunteer on an informal basis, offering support to a wide range of our projects and services. The group of friends have developed their own logo which compliments the First Contact Clinical branding. Friends have recently worked on a...


Centre for Change Launch

Thursday 6th October 2016 11.30 – 14.00

Centre for Change Launch

The Centre for Change is an exciting collaboration between Barnardo’s and First Contact Clinical supporting healthy behaviour change in South Tyneside. Come and visit us at the old Streetlevel site and see what's changed! Where: Centre for Change (formerly Streetlevel), Stanhope Parade, South Shields, NE33 4BA RSVP: jengreen@firstcontactclinical.co.uk Lunch will be provided therefore please include any dietary requirements


Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose death is preventable

Overdose Awareness Day

Yesterday was International Overdose Awareness Day. Its aims are to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.  To support this we displayed an overdose awareness tree for clients and staff to remember loved ones.


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