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Mental Health Services and Support

Being Active Matters

Being Active Matters is a project funded by Sport England and Northumberland County Council and run by Talking Matters Northumberland. The project provides support to people in North and West Northumberland to become physically active to improve their wellbeing with help from volunteer buddies.

Download the Being Active Matters leaflet

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind – Mood Tracker App

Shout: 85258

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Shout is a new text service which provides instant support in a crisis. The service is a private, silent way to access support when you need it most. Trained volunteers  will help you move from crisis to calm and then help you finder longer term support. The service has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people here in the UK.

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.

NHS Mental Health Apps

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The NHS Apps Library has a selection of recommended apps to help with mental health and wellbeing. Some of the apps are free to download and use whilst others incur a charge so please check before downloading. All apps on the website have passed an NHS assessment process to ensure they are safe, secure and work effectively.

Mental Health Apps

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.

The Sally Allan Fund

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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: training@tynesidemind.org.uk.

Useful Links

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.

Local Services

Talking Matters Northumberland: Free psychological treatment, support and recovery service for people of Northumberland over 16 years, for depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health related problems. Call: 0300 303 0700.

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind: If you are experiencing mental health problems or going through a difficult time in your life, you can get help through informal one to one support, groups and counselling. Website.

OneCall: If you are worried about a child or adult’s welfare who lives in Northumberland contact Onecall on: 01670 536 400.

Initial Response: The Initial Response Team provides 24 hour access to urgent mental health care and treatment by calling one telephone number: 0303 123 1146.

N.B. in an emergency please call 999.

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