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In this issue:

If you have feedback about these topics, or any recent experiences about health or care services you think we should know about, give Healthwatch Tameside a call on 0161 667 2526. Or email

Thank you.

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Mental and emotional wellbeing

In the responses to our Covid-19 survey last year many people told us how the pandemic was affecting the way they were feeling. 51% said their mental health had been affected.

With lockdown slowly easing, we would like to know how you are feeling now.

Our next short survey looks at this topic.

The survey also gives you space to tell us about your recent experiences of using (or trying to use) health and care services.

The online link to all our surveys is  Please share this link with your family, friends and colleagues.

If you, or someone you know, prefers to complete surveys on paper, or over the phone, please give us a call on 0161 667 2526. Or you can request by email at

Thank you for your support. All our survey reports are available to read on our website.

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We have recently posted out our paper newsletter for Spring 2021 to people on our distribution list who have not provided an email address.

We know that not everyone wants to receive things on paper, especially at the moment. You can read the newsletter at

If you would prefer a paper copy, please let us know, and we will pop one in the post. We will also make a note to send paper copies to you in future.

You can give us a ring on 0161 667 2526, or email

We hope you enjoy reading it.


Discover Kooth

With Mental Health Awareness Week approaching (10 - 16 May), Kooth will be hosting the following virtual drop-in Discover Kooth sessions across the Greater Manchester area:

These Discover Kooth sessions are an opportunity to find out more about how their online service supports the mental health and wellbeing of young people across GM. 

To register a place for one of these sessions, follow the link to Eventbrite here:

Partnership Engagement Network

Partnership Engagement Network

The last conference was held in March. To read the report, have a look at

Save the date! The next conference will take place on Thursday 1 July 2021, 2pm-5pm. The conference will take place virtually via Zoom. More details will follow later.

If you who would be interested in hearing about upcoming activity including PEN events and engagement or consultation work across Tameside and Glossop please register here:

New local groups and charities

The Wordshop

From summer 2021, people who live and work in Tameside will be able to enjoy free monthly creative writing workshops, thanks to a brand new initiative courtesy of Mossley Writers in partnership with Tameside Libraries.

With support from Arts Council England, The Tameside WordShop will see established writers working in all different forms and genres host workshops in which local people can participate.

For more information, please see


beauty in the community

Beauty in the Community was born in June 2020 during COVID-19 to help unite the local Greater Manchester communities by running Self Care and Wellbeing Workshops.

For more information, please see

Calling all over 40s for Covid vaccination


If you are over 40 and have not yet had your Covid-19 vaccination, it is time to book your appointment at

If you are unable to access the website, please contact your GP.

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