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Welfare & Wellbeing

Newcastle Frontrunners takes the welfare and wellbeing of its members very seriously. We are obliged  through our affiliation to various bodies to implement the polices and procedures that they have established.

The Welfare Officers will listen confidentially* to any issue that may arise, and endeavour to support your individual needs and well being. If you have any queries or concerns, we encourage you to contact one of the Welfare Officers below and discuss your concern directly with them. 


David Rushton


Jocasta Williams


Local health & wellbeing groups

Blue Sky Trust

Eyes Open – a group who raises awareness of HIV and supports World Aids Day

Northumbria Police – for reporting hate crimes and have an active LGBT+ group

Patient Participation Team (PPT) – a group of HIV+ men and women who offer peer support, self-management programmes, and awareness sessions with medical professionals: 07855 375773

Pride in Mind – social and support group for LGBT+ with lived experience of a mental health condition: 
07810 657292

Samaritans Newcastle – if you are struggling to cope, or worried about someone else, then call from any phone on 116123. 

tHrIVe: Twitter @tHrIVe_NE / Facebook @ThriveNE1

Trinity Youth – provides a regional support service to trans and non-binary young people and support for LGB young people in Northumberland and North Tyneside: 07415104559.

* In order to provide the support for your needs and wellbeing, the information shared with a Welfare Officer may be shared with other Welfare Officers and/or the Committee, but only on a need to know basis. Exceptions are also made, for example if you may present a danger of violence to others; or if there is a reasonable suspicion that you are likely to harm yourself unless protective measures are taken.

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