Depression, Anxiety and Stress
Chat Health help young people with things like emotional health, bullying, physical health, self-harm, low mood, exam stress and relationships.
Mental Health Crisis Team
The local mental health Crisis Team, part of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, can be contacted on the number below. The team operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. However, the crisis team does not provide an ’emergency’ service such as a 999 response.
Telephone: 0303 123 1145
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
NHS Talking Therapies
Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.
A GP can refer you, or you can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP.
South Tyneside Council
Useful information and resources to provide mental health support for children and young people.
Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service
Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service (SPWS) is a commissioned group of mental health care providers from the NHS and third sector, comprising of:
- Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
- Sunderland Counselling Service
- Washington Mind
- Sunderland Mind
The organisations work in partnership to provide assessments and a range of treatments for people with common mental health problems.
General Enquiries: 0191 566 5450
Self Referral: 0191 566 5454