In attending this EMPOWER course, you are part of a group of people from your local area, together sharing experiences and learning about:

  • Diet
  • Exercise and lifestyle changes
  • Medication
  • Setting personal goals and taking better control of your diabetes


Having the right care is important in helping you to manage your diabetes. As well as looking after yourself, you will have an annual review meeting with your GP or nurse. This is where you can discuss your personal targets and agree a plan of action to help you reach them. 

Areas of care you should think about and discuss with your GP or nurse at your next review can include:

  • Podiatry (foot care)

  • Eye Screening

  • Stopping smoking

  • Emotional well-being

  • Diet support

  • Weight management

  • Exercise schemes

  • Alcohol awareness


Smoking cessation services are available throughout North Tyneside, supported by the local council. The service provides smokers in North Tyneside with expert support to help them quite smoking. This is a completely free service for smokers in North Tyneside.

Visit the link below to find out more: quitting-smoking


Active North Tyneside will help you get active and feel the benefits of living a longer and healthier life. The service offers activities for families, adults, teens and children. Activities include a ‘Run for Fun’ 10 week programme, free of charge Walking Football games and more!

Find out more at:

Active North Tyneside can also help you to lose weight by giving you advice on your diet. The service offers advice on growing your own vegetables and other healthy choices you can make.

Find out more at: health-eating/

Alcohol services - North Tyneside

There are multiple services available to you if you feel you require additional support to stop or reduce the amount of alcohol you drink. All services are discreet and can offer different levels of support to meet your needs. 

North Tyneside Recovery Partnership is a dedicated service for anyone in North Tyneside experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol that can offer the following support: 

  • Harm Reduction
  • Abstinence programmes 
  • Medical support 
  • Psychosocial Interventions 
  • A dedicated Recovery Co-ordinator 
  • Recovery support 

You can contact the North Tyneside Recovery Partnership by calling
 0191 240 8122 to talk to a Recovery Co-ordinator. 

PROPS – Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance Misuse. PROPS is a North East based support service for individuals, families and carers of those living with alcohol and substance misuse. The PROPS services have developed in response to the needs of the local community and include one-to-one support, counselling, training for families and professionals and volunteers, a confidential out-of-hours helpline and, where appropriate, respite breaks. 

You can contact PROPS by calling 
0191 226 3440

North Tyneside Social Prescribing

The Social Prescribing service has been set up for anyone in North Tyneside who would like to get fit, join in activities, be included in their community, find a new hobby or meet new people. 

Some examples of the activities available through the Social Prescribing Service:

  • Talking therapies
  • Walking and Strolling
  • Dancing
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Yoga and Tai Chi
  • Keep Fit Exercises
  • Seated Exercises
  • Strength & Balance
  • Art
  • Computer Skills
  • Counselling
  • Basketball
  • And more!

By joining in on some of the activities of the service you can expect to improve your fitness and mobility, reduce anxiety, help manage depression, learn new skills and create long lasting friendships!

Find out more at
or call 0191 280 8484