Activity sheets

Posted on June 12, 2020

This week we have launched our new programme of creative self-management support for people with neurological conditions and their carers and family members.  Every one to two weeks we will post a new activity sheet with simple ideas/activities for people to try out.  These activities can help people reflect on their self-management journey or their...

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Carers Week, 8th June 2020

Posted on June 6, 2020

Engaging with patients and carers has always been at the core of our work.  We deliver multi-neuro peer support to include carers, to ensure people have access to informed support and information to help the partnership of care for people with a neurological disorder. This Carers Week, Middlesbrough Carers Partnership is featuring us as a spotlight...

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Funding from County Durham Community Foundation

Posted on June 6, 2020

Thank you to the County Durham Community Foundation for awarding us £5,000 to support people living with neurological conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Report in the Northern Echo

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Published research

Posted on June 6, 2020

Our first peer reviewed research publication was published last month in Disability and Rehabilitation. The paper proposes a new framework to support people with the self-management of their neurological conditions.  Our findings showed that there is commonality in the experience of self-management across neurological conditions and we hope the framework will be of use to...

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Thank you from the County Durham Lieutenancy

Posted on June 6, 2020

We have received a thank you card from the County Durham Queen’s representative, Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon, to acknowledge ‘ the incredible support and service’ during the Covid-19 crisis.

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NEW – Presentations of Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Open Door series

Posted on October 10, 2019

For our contribution to the Every Mind Matters campaign, we have launched a new booklet in our Open Door series – “Presentations of Narcissistic Personality Disorder“.  It includes real life narratives of experiences of people who have struggled to put their lives together whilst managing the impact of a person who presents the traits of a...

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Launch of a new self-management tool: 23rd October 2019

Posted on October 5, 2019

Teesside University and Neuro Key have been working with people with long-term conditions to develop a new self-management tool for people with long-term conditions.  MyLifeTool is a self-management tool that people can use long-term.  It encourages people to reflect upon their journey living with a long-term condition and learn about their condition, themselves and what...

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Blue badge factsheet

Posted on September 27, 2019

The announcement by Justin Tomlinson MP that people with hidden disability can now have access to a Blue Badge has raised a number of issues about public understanding of the Blue Badge scheme, since people with hidden disability have always had the right to apply for a Blue Badge.  Getting one is a different story....

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Integrated Care Services Workshop 2019

Posted on May 2, 2019

We represented long-term neurological conditions at the Integrated Care Services workshop, Middlesbrough, in January 2019.  We ensured that the impact of living with a long-term neurological condition was identified on this info-graphic from the event and Jo Cole was interviewed for this video.

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Success of our education and training programme

Posted on March 15, 2019

In the first three months of 2019 we have delivered five lived experience seminars to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Durham University, the University of Sunderland and Teesside University.  The feedback from students at each event has been excellent. These sessions allow students and trainee practitioners to hear first hand accounts of the broader psychological...

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