We Are Here To Help

You Are Not Alone

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do. 


We are here to help you. You can book an appointment online or call the practice on 0191 488 5555 during our opening hours to arrange an appointment to discuss your mental health needs and ways you can get access to further support. 


Alternatively, if you need to speak to a professional urgently at any time of day, call this NHS Mental Health Helpline: 0800 652 2867.

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Useful Links








Resources: Children & Young People

  • For children, young people and their families Happy Maps: Great information and a local directory for your area for help and support. 
  • Support for young people and parents: Young Minds 
  • Support for children and adolescents up to ages 19: Childline 
  • For young people aged 16 and over: Sane & Mind
  • Free online emotional support, including online counselling: KOOTH
  • Online digital CBT (there is a charge for some of these) LLTTF and Mood Gym
  • Crisis and self-harm free 24/7 text support service: text YM to 85258 
  • Self-harm help & avoidance: Calm Harm
  • Self-harm resources: RCPSYCH
  • Feeling overwhelmed information: RCPSYCH
  • Mental health support app for 10-18 year olds: Think Ninja - Apple download Think Ninja Google download
  • Signposting information for mental health issues: Princes Trust
  • Mental health support for young people: CHUMS
  • Book recommendation for children with anxiety (also good for parents): "What to do when you worry too much, A kid's guide to overcoming anxiety" by Dawn Huebner


Support for Self-Harm: 

Childline - Provides a free and confidential telephone service for children. Helpline: 0800 1111.

National Self-Harm Network - UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self harm directly or in a care role.

The Samaritans - Provide a 24-hour service offering confidential emotional support to anyone who is in crisis. Helpline 08457 909090 (UK), 1850 609090 (ROI); e-mail: jo@samaritans.org

YoungMinds - Provides information and advice on child mental health issue and a Parents'Helpline:0800 802 5544.


Anxiety in Children

Anxiety UK - A charity providing information and support for people suffering with anxiety problems.

The Child Anxiety Network - Provides thorough, user-friendly information about child anxiety.

Website on Social anxiety disorder

Young Minds Parents Helpline - For any adult concerned about the emotions and behaviour of a child or young person. Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544

Youth Access - Offers information, advice and counselling in the UK.

Further Reading

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence:Guide to self help resources for generalised anxiety disorder (2011).

Useful CD : Rays of Calm, Christiane Kerr, Audio CD/Audiobook: CD from the "Calm for Kids" range created for teenagers. It talks through various relaxation techniques and visualisations designed to promote a sense of calm and wellbeing and to help teenagers deal with stress.


Depression in Children

Campaign Against Living Miserably - A campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support.

ChildLine - Provides a free and confidential telephone service for children. Helpline: 0800 1111.

YoungMinds - Provides information and advice on child mental health issues. YoungMinds have also developed a part of their website which gives young people in England general information about medication. This does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your Doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different.

Other pages that may help on YoungMinds include:

Rethink Mental Illness - Mental health charity helping people with mental health problems and have a section for young people.

Further help

Changing Minds: Mental Health: What it is, What to do, Where to go?: This CD-ROM is designed for 13-17 years. It includes a wide range of resources - audio, visual, video and written materials - and a wealth of reference for further information and help, including a section on depression.