Vonne Strategic Review

2023 is the year that VONNE will be undertaking a full refresh of our strategic plan, with the goal of launching a new strategic plan for 2024-2027 in April 2024. VONNE strategic plan refresh | Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East

Please take 5 minutes to respond to this survey and share your thoughts. The results will contribute towards the development of VONNE’s new strategy and help us to structure our work around the needs of our members, stakeholders and the wider sector. Conversations will continue through further research and at our AGM and conference on the 16th of November. Following this there will be additional opportunities to have your voice heard and discuss your thoughts.




National Policing Survey

Aged 13-25 and living in England or Wales? This is your chance to have your say on policing nationally! Take the survey now to tell us what you think  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MSWTBF6


Last few remaining tickets for the later walks – get yours if you dare!

The ever-popular Halloween Spooky Walk will be returning on Sunday 29 October to give families a fright at Preston Park Museum and Grounds.

This year you’re invited to discover the traces of an abandoned theme park…
Deserted remnants of forgotten fairground rides are scattered across the woodland and a group of lost souls can be found roaming, trying to capture willing souls to join them in their eerie world forever.

Our 4pm and 5pm walks have both completely sold out.

But there are still tickets left for the 7pm and 8pm walks, aimed at adults and children aged 11 and over. You can expect spooky interventions from a live cast, as well as sounds, lighting and other special effects.

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets today!

You can also read more information and our FAQ’s on the Visit Tees Valley website.


Wellbeing Group 12 Week Programme

Take part in arts & Crafts, Mindfulness, meditation, cookery, creative writing, gentle physical activities and more.

Starting Wednesday 8th November 12:30-2pm The Community Hub at John Whitehead Park in Billingham


New autumn / winter workshops at Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Various dates Oct & Nov

If you’re looking to spending quality time with like-minded people and learn a new skill, have a look at the new inspiring series of ParkMade workshops for autumn / winter. From pottery and wreath making, there’s something for everyone! These friendly workshops are led by creative professionals in the stunning surroundings of Preston Park Museum.

Suitable for beginners. Booking essential. Find out more:



TSAB’s Annual Consultation Survey for 2023/24.

The results will be used to inform the Board’s future priorities for adult safeguarding across Tees.

We want to hear from you to help us plan our priorities for the next year. Below you will find the links to our survey. If you could please share widely amongst your networks and where possible include in any internal/external publications.

Please encourage colleagues, service users and carers to complete.

This survey closes on Wednesday 31st January 2024.


Stockton-on-Tees Wellbeing Festival for Over 50’s

Thursday 23rd November 10-3 Thornaby Pavillion Leisure Centre


Information Pop Up Event

Pop along to the community café at Teesside Vineyard Church, St Luke’s Av, TS17 7HB for a free cuppa and cake on Wednesday 18th October 10-12


HSSCP Newsletter for October

Now live, read it here




Triage would like to invite those interested in this programme to
drop-in to our new office space in Middlesbrough to meet our team
and learn more about the services we offer refugees in our local


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is breast cancer awareness month!

Did you know breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women living in Stockton on Tees and over 2,000 women in Stockton-on-Tees are living with and beyond breast cancer?

Breast Cancer UK estimates that around 30% of breast cancer cases in the UK can be prevented by making lifestyle changes, such as, maintaing a healthy weight, exercising regularly, lowering your intake of saturated fat, not drinking alcohol

It is vital to regularly check your breasts for changes, check out this video . 9/10 lumps are completely harmless but if you do find one get it checked out by a doctor.

You can sign up to a get a free monthly text or email reminder sent directly to your phone, so you always remember to check. Sign up here: https://www.breastcanceruk.org.uk/check-your-breasts/

For more information and to take a prevention quiz visit: https://breastcancerprevention.org.uk/start


World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day which aims to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our Mental Health.

Try these 5 ways to look after your mental health (5 steps to mental wellbeing – NHS (www.nhs.uk):

  1. Connect with other people
  2. Be physically active
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Pay attention to the present

Visit https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/ to make your own Mind Plan. You can also take the #EveryMindMatters Mind Plan quiz for simple mental health tips.

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