Hay Fever Facts07/05/2013It's hay fever season. Find out what you can do to avoid this seasonal allergy.Summer Health07/05/2013Be healthy and safe this summer, throughout heatwaves, barbecues, hay fever, stings and in the swimming pool .Information Exchange - May 201301/05/2013A monthly newsletter produced by the Patient Information Centre highlighting local and national services, events and latest publications.New Year's resolutions02/01/2013After the over-indulgence of Christmas, many people see the new year as an opportunity for self-improvement. Around 7 million of us will make a New Year’s resolution to improve an aspect of our health. Advice on how to get help and achieve your New Year's resolution, whether it's losing weight, getting fit, stopping smoking, eating more healthily or drinking less from NHS Choices. Cooking turkey21/12/2012Cook the perfect Christmas turkey with tips on defrosting and cooking poultry safely, and how to store leftovers.Keep calm at Christmas 14/12/2012Christmas is a time for merry-making and family get-togethers, but it can have its pressures too. Advice on how to have a stress-free Christmas, including avoiding family arguments and sharing the workload from NHS Choices. Keep Warm, Keep Well - tips, videos and advice from NHS Choices.06/12/2012Cold homes have a significant impact on people’s health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression. Cold Weather Advice from NHS Choices30/11/2012A Level 2 weather alert has been issued for North East England, North West England, Yorkshire and the Humber for this coming weekend, November 30th - December 2nd. The alert warns of very cold weather and the risk of ice and freezing fog. Low temperatures can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the NHS Choices website. Alternatively ring NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or contact your local GP or pharmacist. Newcastle Mental Health Day 06/10/2012Newcastle Mental Health Day will take place on Saturday 6th October, 2012 at Grey’s Monument in Newcastle city centre. Following successful World Mental Health Day events in the city over several years a very broad range of organisations and charities based in and around Newcastle have again come together in order to bring the issue of mental health to the forefront. The day will combine information and family entertainment. There will be stalls from organisations in the City that works in mental health, from service user-run groups to the NHS, to let people know about the wide range of mental health help, support and information on offer in Newcastle. The day will feature bands, jive/lindy-hop dancers, belly dancers, capoeira, smoothie bikes,and lots more, all to attract attention to mental health, to tackle stigma, to promote ways to wellbeing, and to have a good time. Summer Health Survival Guide 25/06/2012This guide produced by Northwest NHS gives you basic advice on common summer complaints and the medicine cabinet essentials you need to treat them, helping you get ready for the school summer holidays.Lets Talk Mental Health28/05/2012Following on from the success of last years World Mental Health Day events and the first ever Newcastle Mental Health Day, the Central Library is hosting a mental health awareness day called Lets Talk Mental Health on Saturday the 9th of June in the Bewick Hall. There will be many organisations present such as Launchpad, (Newcastles mental health service user platform and user-led organisation), Newcastle City Council , Newcastle LINK, and the Social Inclusion and Recovery Consortium. Rate the Trust Self help Guides15/12/2011You can now rate the Trust self help guides and tell others what you think about the guides .... Sleeping Problems Self Help Guide commended at 2011 BMA Patient Information Awards23/09/2011The Self Help Guide, ‘Sleeping Problems’, was highly commended at the British Medical Association's 2011 Patient Information Awards which took place at BMA House in London on Wednesday 14th September. Established in 1997, the BMA Patient Information Awards aim to encourage the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information. The awards are a great way for information producers to showcase their work and receive recognition of their hard work and dedication in producing excellent information resources. ‘Sleeping Problems’ is one of a range of Self Help Guides produced by the Patient Information Centre. All Guides can be downloaded free of charge from our website. NHS Choices April Newsletter12/04/2011Health and Wellbeing information and the latest from NHS Choices.Pharmacy Medicines Information Helpline16/03/2011A confidential Information Helpline for outpatients who have been prescribed a medication by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.Services available for people of ethnic minority in Northumberland Tyne and Wear01/08/2010An online directory of services and support groups in the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear area. If you would like your organisation to be included in the directory please contact Gwen Illingworth, Information Officer Tel: 0191 22 32546 or email email@example.comBrain & Spine Foundation 15/06/2010The Brain & Spine Foundation has recently received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to expand the provision of high quality information on neurological conditions. The Knowledge Centre was invited by the Brain & Spine Foundation to make this information available to patients who use Walkergate Park. These booklets are now on display outside of the Knowledge Centre. Medicine Guides12/05/2010Medicine Guides provide members of the public with up to date, reliable and understandable information about medicinesMental Health Self Help and Support Groups in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear11/05/2010An online directory of mental health self help and support groups in the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear area. If you would like your organisation to be included in the directory please contact Barbara Charlton, Information Officer Tel: 0191 22 32914 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgService Directory - October 200903/02/2010A complete guide to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS ServicesNew Horizons - A shared vision for mental Health08/12/2009New Horizons is a comprehensive programme of action for improving the mental well-being of the population and the services that care for people with poor mental health by 2020. Mental Health Advice03/11/2009NHS Direct has launched an online health checker to provide health and advice to people concerned about their own mental health or wellbeing, or that of someone they know.