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Lots of activities to #bemoretim for Tyneside Mind because mental health matters, in memory of Tim Cleeves

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Tyneside Mind

We are a mental heath charity providing services across Tyneside and Northumberland to help and support local people who are experiencing mental health problems.

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Be More Tim

'He was a great birder but an even better friend'

Tim didn't always have it easy. He grew up in a loving family, but from adolescence suffered from bouts of acute depression. It wasn't until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder that his moods steadied and his life became more settled.

His illness never stopped him though. It didn't stop him travelling or being open to new experiences and new people. it didn't stop him laughing or being passionate about conservation. His enthusiasm, willingness and openness enabled him to cook phenomenal curries, to be a loyal Dylan fan, and to always love the sea regardless of it's condition.

Tim had a great sense of possibility, everyone he met had the potential to be a great friend, every bird he saw had the potential to be a great rarity, and on every trip their might just be 'the big one.' Tim had a very delicate stomach and whenever he went abroad he would catch a bug, but that never stopped him travelling again and again and again, from Uzbekistan to the Antarctic, from Bolivia to China. every Saturday he watched the football results convinced that today the Bristol Rovers might win.

With all of that in mind: we're determined to be more Tim: to take risks, be open to new possibilities, not let fear of being hurt or rejected prevent us from approaching people and ideas with an open mind and an open heart. To dance and cook and drink and love, and walk, and perhaps break the rules every now and then...

So

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