Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tyneside Women's Health wins award

A Gateshead based charity which aims to improve women’s mental health, which has won a prestigious national award.

Tyneside Women’s Health beat more than 400 other organisations from across the UK to be one of the 10 winners of the 2017 Glaxo Smith Kline IMPACT Awards, a national award that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities. The charity will receive £30,000 in funding as well as expert support and development from The King’s Fund.

Tyneside Women’s Health was established in 1985 to provide mental health support to women in a women-only environment. It runs a range of services for local women, including counselling, support groups, and creative and therapeutic activities.

The organisation has worked with more than 550 women last year. It runs two centres in Gateshead and Newcastle, and recently opened a café in its Newcastle centre to give women affected by mental health issues a route into paid work.

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