The support centre runs on Thursdays only. Below are some examples of our activity groups.
Most activities run in the afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. Some run in the mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm. A few are all day (10am to 3pm).
We ask for a small contribution to cover the cost of materials and refreshments from those who attend.
Drop in for a chat. Read the newspapers. Play dominoes or cards.
See What’s on at NETA and in the region.
Talk to a variety of people.
Meet your friends at different cafes in the Newcastle area.
Venue will be confirmed the week before.
Named NETA members will meet you there.
Practise your communication skills.
Come along to discuss and debate current affairs, stories in the news on TV and newspapers.
Jazz, Pop, Classical, Folk, Garage.
Whatever your taste, come along and listen to and discuss all types of music
Come and try painting and drawing.
Beginners and more experiences artists welcome.
Comedy, Thriller, Western, Musical, Action, Romance
Whatever your taste in film, come along and watch film clips and discuss all types of films.
7 week photography course.
Techniques to bring out the best in your photographs. Includes field trips.
6 week photo software course. How to edit and finish your photographs using computer software
For people with aphasia, beginners and experienced computer users.
Tailored to your needs and level.
Practise your computer skills.
Support from other NETA members.
Practical sessions creating lovely floral arrangements.
More challenging conversations.
Expressing your opinion. Hot topics.
Create a book to tell people about yourself and get started in conversation.
6 session course for friends and relatives of people with aphasia. Learn more about how words work in the brain.
Practice using techniques that may help you have a more enjoyable conversation.
Gain a greater understanding of what helps and ways of coping
An informal drop in for friends/relatives of people with aphasia. Meet other people in the same situation. The café runs at the same time if the person with aphasia wishes to come too.
Expert trainers: a course to train you to show others how to have a better conversation with someone with aphasia.
This session is not led. Use the cafe as you wish.
Drop in for tea or coffee.
Bring your paper and chat to other members or have a game of cards or dominoes.
Explore words and create Poems with Sue Spencer. Same Dates and times as Cconversation Group.
Bring your iPAD or share the university one.
Show each other what you use. have a go if you are new to iPADs. Learn together.
Come and see the art works from our Art, Textiles and Photography Groups.
For people with aphasia, run by The Sage, Gateshead. Please see The Sage Website and Sage Brochures for details.
With support, help to write, edit and arrange our NETA news bulletin.
We are always needing volunteers to help with various jobs around NETA.
Machine worked embroidery and stitching.
Ian will teach some easy techniques for beginners.