Zone West Project








Zone West is a project led by Blue Stone Consortium member North East Wellbeing, working with primary schools and GP surgeries in the West End, aiming to link health, education and social care to give the best service to local families.

We are very pleased to have been selected as a special vehicle for the initiative to manage the administration of grants. The project is now established in 4 local primary schools in the West End of Newcastle and is receiving social prescribing referrals from 3 local GP practices. 49 children and their families have benefited from interventions to date.

North East Wellbeing are in the process of designing a brand new website, where they will provide updates on the initiative’s progress and links for parents. Do look out for this!

During the challenging times we all face in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project currently cannot continue their work with children in schools. Until work can resume, they want to share some ideas, games, activities and links to other trustworthy sites to help families bust boredom with arts and crafts, fun family games, physical activity, emotional wellbeing and healthy affordable recipes.

You can also join them via their Facebook page by searching for ‘Zone West Families Hub’.

Beat the Boredom Activities 

Den Building

Make a Mud Kitchen

Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Fun Arts and Crafts Activities

Paper Planes

Crafts with Paper Cups and Plates

Paper Plate Sports

Pipe Cleaner Animals

Cardboard Pom-Poms

Colouring Book (for adults)


Make the Most of Your Food Parcel

Affordable Recipes

Sweet Recipes


Staying Safe While Exercising

Emotional Wellbeing

Dealing with Anxiety

COVID-19 Book for Children (available in different languages)

Useful Links to Information and Online Activities

Useful Links 

How to Recognise if your Child is Seriously Ill

We know during the lockdown it can be very hard to decide if, and when your unwell child needs medical care. Many families are anxious about coming to seek healthcare. This advice was written for parents visiting the Great North Children’s Hospital. 

We want to share it  with you, to help you decide what is best for your child, if they are unwell. Most children with COVID-19 infection get a very mild illness. Very few have been admitted to hospital so far in our region. Rarely children can get very sick and this leaflet can help you recognise deterioration earlier. Remember parents and carers know best. If you think your child is seriously unwell and you are concerned please get help.

An information leaflet can be accessed below:

How to Recognise if Your Child is Seriously Ill Leaflet

It would be great if you could give feedback on the leaflet by taking part in the survey included in this letter:

Leaflet Feedback Letter

Competition Time!

One of North East Wellbeing’s new partners, Northern Gas Networks, have a fantastic website with fun activities, videos, stories, and yoga around the theme of learning about gas safety and carbon monoxide in the home. They also have a competition for 5-11 year olds to create a poster, poem, piece of art or a short video about the safety messages they have learned, with fantastic individual and school prizes to be won! Please see the web link for more details:

This page will be updated with more activities and links, please continue to visit for more information.