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First Contact Clinical Christmas donation

First Contact Clinical Christmas donation

Here at First Contact Clinical rather than handing out Christmas Cards to each other we prefer to make a donation to a local charity.  Last year we collected money for the Charlie Cookson Foundation and also donated items to the Women' Refuge which was a great success. We ask all members of staff if they would like to put forward a charity to receive the donation. We then ask staff to vote on the suggested charities and the...


A Better U Self Care Training

A training programme for all members of health and social care staff who work across the Hebburn area of South Tyneside based on a National Pilot scheme.

A Better U Self Care Training

What is the A Better U programmeme? This project is part of a national programme to deliver key messages and promote the Self-Care agenda across a specific local authority area. South Tyneside was one of the original 11 sites picked for the pilot programme nationally. Why did we do it? We know that people who are active and motivated around their health issues have a better chance of staying healthier for longer. People who adopt...


One New Thing

A Project Implementing and Evaluating Social Prescribing in South Tyneside

One New Thing

What is Social Prescribing? Social Prescribing is about connecting people to non-medical sources of support. There is increasing evidence to support the use of social interventions for people experiencing a range of common health problems. Why did we do it? To improve the mental and physical health of people in South Tyneside whose well-being is impacted on in a negative way by behaviours known to reduce the quality of life or result in...


Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact (ECHIC)

A training programme for all members of staff across South Tyneside Council and Voluntary Sector.

Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact (ECHIC)

What is ECHIC? The Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact is a training program which teaches people how to have ‘healthy conversations’ with peers, family, and members of their community. Why did we do it? South Tyneside Council Public Health wanted to improve the morbidity rate in South Tyneside by decreasing the equalities gap that exists in the most deprived areas of the borough, through the promotion of healthy conversation...


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