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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.

MHM was established 32 years ago by families and carers in the North East to provide support and care for people they loved with mental health problems. Today they have grown into a major national organisation supporting people with learning disabilities, drug and alcohol and other problems, as well as their core client group of people with mental health needs, across the UK through a range of evidence based and innovative services.

They provide support to more than 60,000 people every year, covering many aspects of their lives: from psychological and well-being therapeutic recovery interventions through to everyday employment, housing, independent and community support needs. They aim to enable each individual to recover and / or move towards their own independence and well-being.

Samartians are there for people when they need them, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to them for as long as they like, as many times as they like. They don't rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. They let people lead the conversation at their own pace. There's no waiting lists, and no assessments.

Whatever you're going through, call them free any time, from any phone on 116 123. They're there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call them on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call them.

NECA is a registered Charity whose key focus is to improve the lives of individuals and communities throughout the region. For over 40 years NECA have supported and enabled thousands of individuals to sustain long term Recovery from substances and Gambling misuse. 

As one of the largest regional charities working in the area of substance use and Gambling they have increasingly diversified in the range of services they provide to ensure they tailor packages to meet need of both Adults ,Young people and families.

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

They have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 40 years. They empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of their work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre (TRCC) is a charity offering free, confidential services for women and girls over 13 who are survivors of sexual violence. Women can feel unable to access support for many reasons and it may be difficult for you to do this - at TRCC they understand this and treat each woman with respect.

They provide free professional face-to-face counselling. They also have a helpline and email support service.