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Newcastle - United In Tackling Smoking

22nd January 2018
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Change, grow, live’s Newcastle Stop Smoking Service has gratefully enlisted the support of Newcastle United Football Club, to promote their latest stop smoking campaign – “Don’t Be the Last One to Quit.” 

If someone told you they were feeling suicidal, would you know what to do?

21st December 2017
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As we approach the end of the year I’m looking back at some of the achievements I have been actively involved in. One aspect of my work I am very proud of is the Suicide Prevention Training Programme that I jointly deliver with Monika Gos, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist. This year we delivered three training events to over fifty members of staff from our service.

Where to get a hot meal on Christmas Day

20th December 2017
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David, one of our National Service User Council members, has been compiling a list of community venues that will be open on Christmas Day and offering a meal to people who are homeless, isolated or struggling this Christmas. 

The role of the National Service User Council at CGL

15th December 2017
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Following the appointment of CGL's new Chief Executive, a process that involved service users for the first time, we caught up with Sue Edwards and David Pontin from the National Service User Council to find out more about the role of the group.

My epilepsy story

8th December 2017

In 2010 I was driving back from a partnership meeting in Hampshire. It was Friday afternoon, I’d had a full week and I had a full head. I was on a busy road at rush hour and I started to feel like I was in a dream. All I can remember is looking for a green patch to park the car and I found it in the middle of a busy roundabout. 

Reducing missed appointments at CGL

27th November 2017
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Over the past 18 months we have been working on a national programme to reduce missed appointments. This work has been motivated by the knowledge that missed appointments are a potential indicator of increased likelihood of a preventable death. 

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