Many of us are affected by mental health difficulties. This can be very painful, even though it may not be as visible as physical problems like a broken arm.
Need help now?
If you need urgent help now, you can phone:
Adults – 0800 652 2863
Children and young people – 0800 652 2864
Lines are open 24 hours a day. If you or another person have been harmed or are at immediate risk, you may require an emergency response – call 999 and ask for the relevant service.
Who else can I talk to?
- Contact your GP.
- Call NHS 111 – open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can tell you about crisis support services.
If you are an adult and finding it difficult to cope, feeling low, anxious or stressed, worried, or not sleeping properly, contact Talking Helps Newcastle on 0191 282 6600 or Gateshead Talking Therapies on 0191 283 2541.
If you are feeling suicidal, phone the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.stopsuicidenenc.org.
You can also download a range self-help guides in a range of formats.