Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week   One in ten children and young people are affected by mental health problems including anxiety, depression and conduct disorder. As such, it’s vital there is a focus on positive mental wellbeing in children and the correct measures are in place to aid children with their mental health issues. Children’s Mental…

Kinetics – An Inspiring Film About Parkinson’s, Parkour And Friendship

  Kinetics – An Inspiring Film About Parkinson’s, Parkour And Friendship   Kinetics is an inspiring film exploring the unlikely friendship between a middle-aged woman with early-onset Parkinson’s and a bright, but bored student into Parkour (free-running).   Sue Wylie produced the film after her own Parkinson’s diagnosis, shortly after her 50th birthday. ‘As Rose…

STP Mental Health Survey

STP Mental Health Survey   The first draft of the Norfolk and Waveney strategy for adult mental health has now been published and they would like your views on the draft strategy. If you care for a family member with a mental health condition or use mental health services yourself, please do take a few…

Anxiety

Anxiety   Living with Anxiety When we say living with anxiety this could mean all manner of things. It could be that you suffer with anxiety yourself or that you are supporting somebody who does. Either way it is all too common for anxiety to become a part of your life, a daily challenge and…

Launch of the Carers Charter

Launch of the Carers Charter The Carers Charter was officially launched at County Hall on Friday 30th November, to tie in with Carers Rights Day, a national campaign to raise awareness of carers rights.   Norse Group were the first organisation to sign up to the Charter in support of its focus area, ‘Carers in…

BBC Drama ‘Care’

BBC Drama ‘Care’ A new and thought-provoking drama aired on BBC One Sunday 9th December. ‘Care’ stars Sheridan Smith as single mother Jenny who ends up caring for her mum (Alison Steadman) after she has a stroke and develops dementia. The powerful 90-minute drama is written by acclaimed screenwriter Jimmy McGovern and newcomer Gillian Juckes.…

World Diabetes Day

What is Diabetes and Where Can You Find Support? The basics Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. There are two separate types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. So what is the difference? Well if you have Type 1 then your body is unable to…

Stop Hate Crimes in Norfolk

Stop Hate Crimes in Norfolk  Stop Hate in Norfolk (SHiN) was launched this time last year and during the last twelve months both Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk County Council have worked hard to embed the principles of the scheme. In doing so they have worked with various relevant organisations across Norfolk in order to increase…

World Mental Health Day

This Wednesday, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day and this year the theme is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.  According to MIND one in four people can experience mental health problems at any given time and World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to show support and raise awareness for this…

Joy of food – Improving Cooking Confidence

Norfolk County Council’s Joy of Food service are offering some free opportunities in August for young carers, young adult carers and their parents or other family members. The courses will enable families to develop confidence and skills in planning and preparing healthy, good value meals. Sessions will be run in Downham Market, Great Yarmouth and Norwich.…