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MentalHealthMatters (MHM)

(Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland Services)    

A not-for-profit organisation providing mental health support services, ranging from helplines and ‘talking therapies’ to supported housing, employment and safe havens across the UK. Services are intended to help people achieve good physical and mental wellbeing and to live a full and happy life. To find the services available in your area, use the service and location filter provided.

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Tyneside and Northumberland Mind

Provide information, advice and support to people experiencing mental health difficulties to help them on their road to recovery. Services are available to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside or Northumberland who is experiencing issues around their mental health, regardless of diagnosis. The service could be for you if feel alone or isolated and would like to learn new skills to improve your mental health and wellbeing and cope better with life’s challenges. Projects offered are accessible, flexible and ongoing mental health support in your own community and deliver a range of activities including peer-led support groups, facilitated wellbeing groups, courses, and open access support groups. Whilst the majority of groups take place on an ongoing basis on either a weekly or fortnightly basis, we also deliver some time-limited short courses.

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NHS Self Help Leaflets

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

23 NHS mental health self-help guides been written by NHS clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff. The guides offer users the opportunity to find out more about the causes of mental health issues and provide tools to work through feelings and emotions – covering stress, anxiety, bereavement, panic, depression and low mood.

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Gateshead

Gateshead Talking Therapies

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

A free and confidential NHS service (part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – IAPT initiative) for people (16+) registered with a GP in Gateshead, experiencing common mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and stress. They offer a range of psychological therapies to help people feel better such as therapy groups, online courses and one-to-one sessions. In particular, this service offers help to people experiencing chronic pain from living with physical health conditions impacting their emotional wellbeing.

 

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Gateshead

Moving Forward Gateshead

Mental Health Concern

Offers free support to anyone who is affected by mental ill-health to get back on their feet. The service aims to help people to rediscover their self-confidence; learn new skills or rediscover old interests; build a stronger social network and have more people to spend time with; get back into education or training; or find paid or voluntary work.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

PeerTalk – Newcastle Upon Tyne

(Tyneside Support Groups - Whitley Bay and Gateshead)

A not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals and their families who live with depression. Based on the successful model of Aware, PeerTalk are establishing volunteer facilitated peer support group meetings across the UK, where members can offer support and encouragement from their own experience of living with depression as others share their stories. Whitley Bay and Gateshead Peer Talk Groups are two of these.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Talking Helps Newcastle

(Service delivered in partnership with lnsight Healthcare, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust)     

A free, confidential NHS service available to anyone (16+) registered with a GP surgery in Newcastle experiencing mental health difficulties such as low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, trauma, bereavement, relationship difficulties and phobias. Offers a range of talking therapies, advice, information and support intended to help people understand and work through challenging feelings and develop strategies for coping better.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Insight Healthcare – Newcastle upon Tyne  

Concern Group

Commissioned by the NHS, this service provides free talking therapies and support for common issues such as low mood, anxiety, stress, and bereavement. Everyone goes through difficult times; sometimes our problems affect our day-to-day lives and we feel that we can’t cope. If you are in this situation, you’re not alone. Talking therapies can help you to understand and work through your difficult feelings and develop strategies for coping better.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Moving Forward Newcastle  

Mental Health Concern 

Offers free support to anyone who is affected by mental ill-health to get back on their feet. The service aims to help people to rediscover their self-confidence; learn new skills or rediscover old interests; build a stronger social network and have more people to spend time with; get back into education or training; or find paid or voluntary work.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyneside Women’s Health

A not-for-profit organisation providing mental health help and support to girls and women to improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing. They offer a wealth of services including ten week courses (Coping with Depression, Anxiety Management, Mood food and Me and many others) as well as support groups, counselling and ‘Routes to Recovery’ sessions.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Re-Co-Co (Recovery College Collective)

A peer-led approach to mental health recovery, ReCoCo provide free access to wellbeing tools and information where people can learn from each other’s insights, skills and lived experiences. They aim to nurture local communities towards a sense of belonging and acceptance, encourage connection and friendships as well as direct people who use or have used) mental health services.

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North Tyneside

North Tyneside Talking Therapies

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Sunderland Counselling Services

Provide evidence based psychological assessment and treatment for adults (16+) living in and registered with a North Tyneside GP, experiencing common mental health difficulties that are impacting daily life. The service is easy to access (self-referral is possible) and can help with a number of different conditions including; depression, anxiety, excessive worry, social anxiety, phobias and panic attacks.

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North Tyneside

Anxious Minds

A not-for-profit organisation, established in 2015 seeking to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people living in the North East. Mixed anxiety and depression are the most common mental health conditions in Britain, so Anxious Minds works to bring these individuals together and to take a positive step into a community of individuals who want to help. The charity organises free support groups, provides a range of talking therapies (including grief and loss support) as well as CPD workshops and training for people supporting others through challenging times.

 

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South Tyneside

South Tyneside Lifecycle

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

A free and confidential NHS service providing mental health help and support to people of all ages (early years 0-5 yrs., children & adolescents 6-13 yrs., young people 14-17 yrs. and adults 18+ yrs.) registered with a GP in Tyneside. The service is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) and offers a range of psychological treatments to help people feel better if they’re experiencing anxiety, depression or stress. In particular, this service offers help to people experiencing chronic pain from living with physical health conditions impacting their emotional wellbeing.

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South Tyneside

Moving Forward – South Tyneside

Mental Health Concern

Offers free support to anyone who is affected by mental ill-health to get back on their feet. The service aims to help people to rediscover their self-confidence; learn new skills or rediscover old interests; build a stronger social network and have more people to spend time with; get back into education or training; or find paid or voluntary work.

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South Tyneside

WHIST: Women’s Health in South Tyneside

A not-for-profit organisation seeking to improve the health, wellbeing, education and quality of life of women (16+) living in South Tyneside. They offer a counselling service, organise support groups, courses and activities all aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of service users in a safe and strictly confidential environment. Services often address complex and enduring issues such as mental health concerns, physical health and living with long term conditions.

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Sunderland

Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service

Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust

A free and easy to access NHS service offering evidence based treatments recommended for people (16+) experiencing common mild to moderate mental health difficulties. Sunderland’s Psychological Wellbeing Service (SPWS) is a commissioned group of mental health care providers from the NHS and third sector, comprising of Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust, Sunderland Counselling Service and Washington Mind. Therapies offered include treatments for stress, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, post-traumatic stress or panic. These include a range of different therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Systemic and Carer’s Therapy. All therapy interventions are provided by qualified practitioners who work with individuals to feel better.

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