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Local MP Alan Campbell recently opened an event to mark World Mental Health Day at the Crescent Club in Cullercoats.

The theme of this year’s event was Survive, Thrive, Be Alive.

Alan Campbell said "It is easy to think that mental health issues don’t concern us but in fact research shows that a quarter of us will have problems with mental health issues at some time in our lives.

Mental health is one of the biggest challenges we face and there needs to be a concerted focus on improving treatment, support and awareness of mental health, both in our local area and across the country.  Events like this are invaluable at raising awareness and challenging the stigma of mental health issues and I want to thank everyone involved in the event."

 

World Mental Health Day 2017

Local MP Alan Campbell recently opened an event to mark World Mental Health Day at the Crescent Club in Cullercoats. The theme of this year’s event was Survive, Thrive, Be...

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Alan Campbell today spoke at the unveiling of the Fiddler’s Green Memorial on the Fish Quay in North Shields.  The event marked the culmination of The North Shields Fisherman’s Heritage Project which has raised £75,000 since July 2016 for the memorial to local fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.

Here is Alan’s speech from the day;

“This is an important day for North Shields, and for many, an emotional one.  North Shields has a proud fishing heritage and today marks a new chapter.

But it’s also important to remember North Shields remains a working port.  It’s the biggest prawn port in England and the most important fishing port on the East Coast.

Fishing remains the country’s most dangerous peacetime occupation - at the end of 2016 there were nearly 6000 registered fishing vessels – but in 2016 there were more than 160 accidents and 9 fatalities. 

As the North Shields Heritage Project says, the true price of fish is paid when boats go beyond the piers.  

Many fishing families have lost or know someone who has lost family or friends at sea. 

We have Julie Myhill here, the partner of James Noble, the skipper of the Ocean Way which sailed from North Shields in November 2014 and which tragically lost James and 2 other crew members.  James may have been the most recent fatality but history tells us he may not be the last.

That is why the memorial is necessary and long overdue. 

It has been a fantastic effort by the team and indeed by the whole local community. 

So I am honoured to be here today as part of this event and to say congratulations and thank you to everyone involved.”

Unveiling of Fiddler’s Green Memorial

  Alan Campbell today spoke at the unveiling of the Fiddler’s Green Memorial on the Fish Quay in North Shields.  The event marked the culmination of The North Shields Fisherman’s...

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Alan Campbell today went along to a meeting with students at St Thomas More Academy organised by Tyne and Wear Citizens.

Tyne & Wear Citizens is part of Citizens UK who organise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. Their work is based on the principle that when people work together they have the power to change their neighbourhood, their cities, and ultimately the country for the better.

Alan Campbell said “I want to thank Tyne and Wear Citizens for organising the event which was a useful opportunity to have a discussion with local young people about their priorities.  Perhaps unsurprisingly student fees were high on the agenda.  We also discussed lack of support for young people with mental health issues.  I know this is a real problem and I will certainly be taking their concerns on board.”

Meeting with Tyne and Wear Citizens

Alan Campbell today went along to a meeting with students at St Thomas More Academy organised by Tyne and Wear Citizens. Tyne & Wear Citizens is part of Citizens UK...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today went along to an Eid party at the Linskill Centre in North Shields organised by the Bangladeshi Community Association.

Alan said “The Bangladeshi Community Association play a vital role in the local community and I was honoured to be asked along to take part in the celebrations.”

Celebrating Eid

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today went along to an Eid party at the Linskill Centre in North Shields organised by the Bangladeshi Community Association. Alan said “The Bangladeshi Community Association...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn at an event at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Restoration Chapel in North Shields.

The international day event recognises that we are privileged to live in a country that embraces diversity and differences and sought to celebrate this diversity through an annual event called “International Day”.

Alan said “I was honoured to be asked to speak at the event which showcased the different cultural heritage in our community from different nations including England, Angola, Nigeria, Congo DR, Philippines, South Africa, India and Uganda.

The day certainly fostered unity and I’d like to thank Pastor Dina for bringing us all together.”

International Celebration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn at an event at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Restoration Chapel in North Shields. The international day event recognises...

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Tynemouth MP today met with the Chief Executive and staff from PROPS to discuss their work in North Tyneside.

Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance Misuse (PROPS) is a North East based support service for individuals, families and carers of those living with alcohol and substance misuse. PROPS provides a wide range of support services such as: one-to-one support, counselling, drug awareness training, a confidential out-of-hours helpline, volunteer support and respite breaks.

Alan Campbell said “PROPS do extremely valuable work in our local community.  It’s important to remember that it’s often the families of those with alcohol and substance misuse problems who bear the brunt of burden.  More importantly PROPS are there to offer them the support that is needed through what can be an extremely difficult time.”

Meeting with PROPS

  Tynemouth MP today met with the Chief Executive and staff from PROPS to discuss their work in North Tyneside. Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance Misuse (PROPS) is...

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Local MP Alan Campbell recently joined staff, volunteers and users at an event at Whitley Bay Playhouse to mark the Pearl Anniversary of North Tyneside Disability Forum.

Speaking after the event the MP said "I would like to thank Sue and all the staff and volunteers for the invaluable service they provide to North Tyneside.  It was an honour to share their celebration with them.  Here's to another 30 years."

North Tyneside Disability Forum's Pearl Anniversary

Local MP Alan Campbell recently joined staff, volunteers and users at an event at Whitley Bay Playhouse to mark the Pearl Anniversary of North Tyneside Disability Forum. Speaking after the...

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Alan Campbell MP, for Tynemouth today visited the set of ‘Vera’ the ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn now filming the 8th series.

Alan said “It was a real eye opener visiting the set and also seeing filming in Whitley Bay.  Set in the North East and filmed on location around the North East, Vera is now exported to 105 countries around the world and not only does it benefit the local economy it really dies boost the region as a tourist destination around the world.”

 

Filming of Vera in Whitley Bay

Alan Campbell MP, for Tynemouth today visited the set of ‘Vera’ the ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn now filming the 8th series. Alan said “It was a real eye opener...

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Local MP Alan Campbell recently went along to Meadow Well Connected to join local youngsters taking part in their holiday kids club.

The club which Meadow Well Connected have running as part of a Big Lottery funded programme, seeks to tackle the difficulties faced by parents during the summer holidays by providing activities and healthy food options.

This is part of a wider regional research project which is happening regionally with Greta de Freyter of Northumbrian University undertaking research into the impact of engaging activities coupled with quality, healthy food.  The research will ultimately inform the Holiday Hunger Bill being proposed by Frank Field.

Alan Campbell said “It was great to go along to see at first hand the range of activities on offer at the centre.  I know how difficult it is for parents juggling work and childcare in the summer holidays so this is a real lifesaver for many local parents.”

Holiday Fun at Meadow Well Connected

Local MP Alan Campbell recently went along to Meadow Well Connected to join local youngsters taking part in their holiday kids club. The club which Meadow Well Connected have running...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has today welcomed the news that more than £13,165,388 of National Lottery money has been invested in Tynemouth’s heritage projects since 1994.

 

From exploring local archaeology and restoring local parks and buildings to protecting wildlife and researching local history, the HFL has awarded more than 105 grants to heritage projects in the area.

 

How HLF is encouraging people in Tynemouth to apply for grants between £3000 and £10,000 to undertake projects exploring the impact and legacy of the First World Ward beyond 1918.

 

Alan Campbell MP said “Tynemouth has an incredibly rich history and I’m delighted to learn that thanks to the National Lottery local people have been helped to explore that heritage.”

National Lottery Investment in Tynemouth’s heritage hits £13,165,388

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has today welcomed the news that more than £13,165,388 of National Lottery money has been invested in Tynemouth’s heritage projects since 1994.   From exploring local...

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