Gardening Projects

Laughter is medicine

Clown Doctors have been working at The Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH) for three years now and as a result of positive feedback, we’re aiming to expand the programme into other hospitals across the region, starting with the Sunderland Royal Hospital. So we’ve just launched our Clown...

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We’re bowled over!

Our bowling event at Namco Funscape, intu Metro Centre on Thursday 9 March was a great success! Ten local companies took part – all doing their bit to support delivery of much-needed services for children and young people in this region. The company teams were from Sanderson Weatherall,...

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Finally the day has arrived, it's National "Random Acts of Kindness Day"!  It is the perfect opportunity to spread some kindness to people who are around you, and make this world a little bit better. A smile, a compliment, or organise an unexpected dinner with your partner can make a big...

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Growing Plants and Confidence

We’ve just launched the second of our therapeutic horticulture scholarship schemes at Walbottle Campus  in Throckley. The scholarship involves Year 10 and Year 11 pupils (aged 13 to 15) and is designed to develop skills and self-esteem for those struggling to meet their full potential. It...

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Kindness doesn’t cost much…

We have noticed it’s national ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’ this Friday… What a good excuse to make a small donation to The Children’s Foundation! Every little counts – honestly – and even a lot of small donations can add up and bring relief and happiness to children suffering in our...

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Epigenetic Programming of Childhood Obesity Publications

Grants subsequently awarded that relate directly to the initial work Nutrition and early life programming: exploring epigenetic mechanisms. CL Relton. Apr 2008-Mar 2011 BBSRC (New Investigator Award) Developing Sequenom MassArray methods for DNA methylation analysis: A study of FTO and...

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DNA Bank – Gateshead Millenium Studies Publications

Publications Cohort Profile: The Gateshead Millennium Study. Parkinson KN, Pearce MS, Dale A, Reilly JJ, Drewett RF, Wright CM, Relton CL, McArdle P, Le Couteur AS, Adamson AJ. Int J Epidemiol Apr;40(2):308-317, 2011. PMID: 20332146 Bioinformatic selection of putative epigenetically...

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Baby Express Publications

Publications Helping fathers understand their new infant: a pilot study of a parenting newsletter. Waterston T, Welsh B. Community Practice. 2006 Sep;79(9):293-5. What are the benefits of a parenting newsletter? Waterston T, Welsh B. Community Practice. 2007 Aug;80(8):32-5. Wellbeing of...

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Southlands School, North Tyneside – Long Willow Garden

Meet the Long Willow Garden Team 2016/17 Student Team                  Callum                                       Robert                                                                   Jamie                  Photo...

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Mental Health Research

2015 Preventative Mental Health Outcomes in Horticulture Dr Toby Quibell, Chief Executive, North East Wellbeing Guest Academic, Institute for Health and Society, Newcastle University £6,300 Awarded B High School Mindfulness Training – Programme Dr Grant McGeechan, Research...

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