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Fawdon Men’s Group

Fawdon Men’s Group A weekly men’s group based at the Fawdon Community Centre. The weekly mental health peer support group is open to any man who wants to come and meet new people over a cuppa. It’s an informal, friendly, and safe space to get support or share experiences. Since launching in February 2024, the … Continued

The Little Book of Useful Stuff

The Little Book of Useful Stuff The Little Book of Useful Stuff is a guide to help young people aged 13+ keep safe, stay healthy and make informed decisions about their lives. Created by the NHS in Gateshead, with the help of families and a range of health professionals, the guide covers common issues like: … Continued

Sexual Health

Sexual Health The NHS has a range of free, confidential sexual health services. These services cover contraception, testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), and advice on unplanned pregnancies. You can use any of these services even if you are under 16 years old. If you are aged 13 or older, you have the same rights … Continued

Screening

What is screening? The NHS has a comprehensive screening plan designed to identify if you are at higher risk of developing several health problems. Risk factors can exist without symptoms, so screening targets otherwise healthy people. Screening means increased risk can be identified and treated early, reducing the chance of the conditions developing.   When … Continued

Family Planning and Fertility

Family Planning and Fertility   Most couples who are trying to get pregnant will likely conceive within a year of trying. If you haven’t become pregnant after 12 months of regular, unprotected sex, then it is worth seeing your GP. If you are female and over 36 or have any other concerns about your overall … Continued