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EXCLUSIVE: Singer-songwriter Sandi Thom sends message to Sunderland mums battling post-natal depression as she opens up about her own experience

Scottish singer-songwriter Sandi Thom has sent a message of hope to Sunderland mums battling post-natal depression as she reveals her own experience with mental health problems. The 35-year-old has talked about having post-natal depression following the birth of her son, Logan, who turned one on March 9 this year. Sandi said: “I […]

Craig Blackbird and Commando on their graduation from Sunderland College.

EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland man thanks guide dog: “I am who I am now thanks to Commando being in my life.”

A Sunderland man has thanked his guide dog for making a huge difference to his life. Craig Blackbird, from Houghton-Le-Spring, got Commando in June 2012. Before he got Commando, Craig would barely leave the house alone, but now his life has turned around. Mr Blackbird said: “It’s incalculable really the difference he’s […]


North East mental health charities in support of Cheryl’s project with the Prince’s Trust

Cheryl and the Prince’s Trust are launching a £2M fundraising campaign to invest in more young people through various support. The singer released a statement on Twitter on Thursday 16 February about future plans of Cheryl’s Trust and the Prince’s Trust to open a support centre for disadvantaged young people in Newcastle. It […]