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Mental Health

Heads Together

The Heads Together campaign is spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and aims to end stigma around mental health by changing the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing.There has been huge progress made to tackle stigma surrounding mental health in recent decades but can still attract negative associations, experience and language.

Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses are keen to build on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting help they need. The campaign is a partnership with other charities with decades of experience in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges.

Talking Matters

Talking Matters Northumberland offers a free psychological treatment, support and recovery service for the people of Northumberland over the age of 16 for depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health related problems. Treatment options include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT)
  • Couple Therapy for Depression
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Classes

Please note that as of May 2018 the recovery and wellbeing drop-in sessions have been suspended due to pending service improvements. We will post updates when we have them.

Self Help Leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in England employing more than 6,000 staff, serving a population of approximately 1.4 million and providing services across an area totalling 2,200 square miles across the region.

An up-to-date selection of self-help leaflets on subjects such as anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression and eating disorders are available to download as A4, A5 or easy read documents, and are also available as an audio version and through a free app. Click on the image below to view all the self help leaflets.

What does good mental health care look like?

Over a million adults in England are currently in contact with mental health services but what should they expect when it comes to the care they receive?

Mental health is consistently one of the top issues people tell their local Healthwatch about. Following the launch of the multi-year mental health project last year, Healthwatch England looks at the treatment and care you should expect to receive from mental health services.

Read more.

Glendale Craft and Support Group

This group supports adults with isolation, loneliness anxiety or depression. It runs alongside Northern Spirit, a mental health group, The National Autistic Society and Wooler United Reformed Church. The group meets on the first and third Thursday of every month from 1.30 to 3.30pm in the URC Church Room, Wooler.
There’s no pressure to join in any of the activities and plenty of people just come along for tea and a chat.

The Sally Allan Fund

Sally Allan Fund logo

The Sally Allan Fund was developed by Tyneside and Northumberland Mind to help reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health problems to create better mental health in the north east. Its vision is to provide a free one hour presentation with three aims:

  • To give people knowledge about common mental health problems so that they feel more self-assured in identifying them in others and starting a conversation about it.
  • To provide information so that individuals feel more confident and empowered to speak up about their experiences and to ask for the advice, support and treatment that they need.
  • To recognise the importance of self-care for the prevention of mental health problems and to help stop relapses.

If your organisation would like to receive this free presentation please contact a member of the training team at:

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