We empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them through our :
- Drop-in Centres
- Peer Support Groups
- Counselling Service
- Well-being Classes and Workshops
- Online Community Website
Anxious Minds provides help and support directly to those who need it most. Its Teams offer specialised support and care based on the needs of the communities it serves. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0191 262 0305.
Cruse Bereavement Care is the major UK charity offering support to bereaved people, whatever their situation. Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services. Free helpline 0808 808 1677. Local contact email@example.com 0191 276 5533.
The Newcastle Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides free, independent and confidential advice on a huge range of issues including debt, benefits, housing, employment, consumer issues, relationships, family matters, health, education, discrimination, immigration and the law.
Mental Health North East (MHNE)is the support portal for Third Sector and Voluntary Mental Health Organisations in North East England. There are over 140 organisations that are members of MHNE. They range from large service providers, to small, community based projects. Together with MHNE they have a single, strong voice with which to represent the sector.
Launchpad is an organisation run by and for people experiencing mental health problems. It is involved in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of mental health services, acting as a voice for service users to influence the decisions made around mental health services in Newcastle upon Tyne. Launchpad works with carers, voluntary sector and other agencies towards better mental health services locally and nationally.
Launchpad North Tyneside is an independent user-led group by and for people who currently or in the past have used mental health services or who would be seen as eligible to do so. We provide opportunities for service users and survivors in North Tyneside to work together to develop a collective voice, share opinions and insights in safe, friendly spaces.
Launchpad North Tyneside is involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of mental health services and works to ensure the voices of service users and survivors are heard by those who make decisions about mental health services in North Tyneside. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0191 233 0382
CAMEO aims to provide information, advice and guidance about the range of support available to people experiencing mental health issues by:
- Setting up support groups and one to one sessions.
- Producing publicity material including a website.
- Signposting people and supporting them to access to existing services.
To raise awareness of mental health to reduce stigma and prejudice by:
- Providing training and developing workshops.
If you have any enquiries please get in touch email@example.com 0191 262 0305
Mental Health Concern (MHC) is a ‘not for profit’ organisation that provides a wide spectrum of mental health care throughout Tyneside. MHC works in partnership with service users, statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide services that aim to promote and maintain ‘ordinary lives’.
Mental Health Matters offers emotional support over the telephone, and via web chat, for anyone who needs to talk. They can offer guidance, information, advice or signposting where appropriate and also has a texting service that they can signpost from. All Telephone Support Workers that work on the helpline have counselling training and offer out of hours support 6pm-6am. If you would like to see more information about Mental Health Matters and the job the helpline does please visit www.mhm.org.uk
Key Enterprises is a charity providing support, training and development opportunities for people with mental health problems. The North East of England Key Enterprises centre is made up of 2 factory units with 10 different departments where participants can learn a wide range of work and social skills in a supportive environment that gives participants direct experience and confidence in the open workplace.
SomeOne Cares is a free, confidential counselling service for survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. It is a not-for-profit organisation working throughout the North East of England. SomeOne Cares was established in 1989 and works with males and females from 11 years plus. It specialises in childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. Telephone 0191 257 8094. E-mail: Referrals@someonecares.org.uk
Supporting Stars is an informal peer support group which meets at Costa Coffee, North Shields – Mondays at 5pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NECA’s services include: advice and information; assessment and report writing; counselling; access to alternative therapies; assertive outreach work; supported housing schemes; needle exchange; consultancy; education and training events. NECA’s remit includes all forms of substance dependency including: illicit drugs; alcohol; prescribed medication; over the counter preparations; nicotine; solvents and gases; and gambling.
NIWE is an independent initiative started in 1988 by a multi-disciplinary steering group, in response to women asking for support because of problems around food such as not being able to eat, eating and getting rid of food, compulsively eating and other issues.
Advocacy Centre North provides a free, independent, high quality and ethical advocacy service that: helps people to be aware of their rights and available choices; supports them to make informed decisions about their lives; facilitates their voices being heard; helps them advocate for themselves; informs and influences decision makers in policy, service commissioning and provision at a local, regional and national level to achieve positive change.
Independent Advocacy is here to help people speak up for themselves. They are not linked to health and social services or any other organisations. Its service is free and confidential.
Weekend Friends is a peer support group that meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month for people who find weekends difficult. It’s a friendly group, please do drop by for a cuppa and a chat! They now meet from 11am to 1pm at Costa Coffee, Wallsend High Street, NE28 8JA.
Contact Keith Connelly Tel. 07803102322 Email. Weekendfriends1@outlook.com
Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) responsible for managing council homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council. YHN was set up in 2004 to manage council properties, to improve housing in order to meet the Government’s Decent Homes standard, and to provide a range of support services for Newcastle City Council.
The Regional Refugee Forum North East is a membership organisation open to all refugee-led community organisations in the region. It is a unique model of collective strategic action aimed at promoting the integration of refugees in the region. It brings together the North East region’s diverse refugee-led community organisations (RCOs) into a unifying structure with the specific aim of producing their collective voice and using it to inform the development of evidence based policy and practice around integration. It also provides a customised package of development and capacity building support to RCOs to support the vital role they play in providing unique support services for their communities.
Tyneside & Northumberland Mind exists to promote positive mental health, providing flexible, responsive and sustainable support services. We put people first by involving service users, carers and local community. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental distress to live full lives and play their full part in society. We offer a range of services based on the Recovery model where all services are focused on improving and enhancing an individual’s wellbeing, based on the principles and practices of person centred planning and self-directed support.
Our services are based on the principles of Wellbeing, Recovery, Resilience and Prevention. Contact email@example.com 0191 477 4545.
Tyneside Women’s Health provides mental health support to women in a women-only environment. Our vision is for all women in Tyneside to flourish by having access to the right mental health and wellbeing support at the right time and place. Our aim is to enable women to reach personal potential by improving mental health and emotional wellbeing. Tyneside Women’s Health operates from two centres, one in Gateshead and one in Newcastle Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Teeside, or Durham (or from anywhere really!), you are very welcome to come along to any of our meetings in Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Our meetings are friendly and informal. They are open to all adults who have had a diagnosis or are in the process of seeking a diagnosis of AD/HD and partners of adults with AD/HD.
The Adult ADHD Service provides an assessment and treatment service for adults who are experiencing difficulty with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The team is made up of a number of health care professionals. Download the service’s Patient Information Leaflet here.