Mental Health Support – if you need help now
If you need urgent help with your mental health right now, you can get in touch with the crisis team at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 24 hours a day.
Call: 0800 652 2861.
Text number for people with hearing loss or communication difficulties: 07887 625 277.
Young people aged 11-25 years living in Northumberland can now access a digital mental health support service.
Kooth.com has been commissioned by the NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support.
Once registered, Kooth can be accessed on any internet device. Users can complete a daily journal, set goals and seek support through self help resources and peer to peer support. There is also professional help available through qualified counsellors.
Fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners are available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, to provide accessible out-of-hours emotional support.
There’s also a Kooth online magazine with helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and the Kooth team.
Tyneside and Northumberland Mind – Mood Tracker App
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.
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.
Support for farming communities
Free, confidential wellbeing support and counselling is available to farmers and their family members via online platforms Kooth (ages 10-18) and Qwell (18+). Support can be accessed 365 days a year on any device.