Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health. Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background. Without care and treatment, mental health problems can have a serious effect on the individual and those around him or her.
Mental health services in Newcastle are provided by a partnership between Newcastle City Council, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust and the voluntary sector. Find out more about these services.
There are many other organisations who offer advice and support for people experiencing mental health problems. These include:
Mental Health Matters work with partner organisations to deliver a comprehensive range of services centred on individual service user needs.
Launchpad is an organisation run by and for people experiencing mental health problems and facilitates user involvement in Newcastle.
Mental Health Concern (MHC) provides a wide range of specialist nurse-led services and are a ‘not–for-profit' organisation commissioned by the NHS and Local Authorities. They provide supported accommodation, day services and rehabilitation services for people with complex and enduring mental health problems, and dementia care services for people with dementia and related conditions.
Moving Forward Newcastle works with people in Newcastle who have mental health needs and want to find things to do in their local area, whether that's preparing to get back into the job market or finding a walking group, a cookery class or someone to go to the gym with.
The Richmond Fellowship work with over 6,000 people living with the effects of mental health problems. They manage over 100 services across the country, including supported housing, employment and training services, community and day services, registered care homes and individual self-directed packages of care. They support, make suggestions and encourage people with mental health problems so they have the knowledge and confidence to develop their own personal choices, and build on the skills necessary to manage their lives.
The Carers Centre Newcastle offers mental health drop-in sessions for carers every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm at 6 Saville Place, Newcastle.
The Mental Health Service Directory produced by the Patient Information Centre has a full list of mental health services in Newcastle.
If you're in need of support you can search the national Counselling Directory website to find a professional counsellor or psychotherapist who is registered with a recognised professional body, or who has had their qualifications and insurance cover checked.
On this page we have included a selection of organisations that can provide support, advice and services, sometimes free of charge. However, if you are interested in seeing a full list of organisations that provide services locally and are approved by Newcastle City Council, please click here.