Mental Health

Feeling down or anxious?

The last couple of years have been tough for us all. If you need a helping hand with your mental health, there is a range of services to support you without the need for referral. And of course you can always speak with your practice team.

If you need urgent help now, you can phone:


  • Crisis team for adults – 0800 652 2863
  • Crisis team for children and young people – 0800 652 2864
  • Text number for people who are Deaf and/or have communication difficulties – 07919 228 548

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.


A range of other services to help you


  • Free, safe and anonymous online mental health service (age 16+) at
  • Free online support and counselling at 18+) or (11-18)
  • A listening ear and emotional support from Tyneside and Northumberland Mind– seven days a week, 8am to 10pm (age 16+) on 0330 174 3174 (charged at local rate)
  • If you’re finding it difficult to cope, feeling low, anxious or stressed, or not sleeping properly, call Gateshead Talking Therapieson 0191 283 2541
  • If you are feeling suicidal, anxious or low, or are worried about someone else, you can phone the Samaritans free on 116 123
  • If you need support or you are concerned about someone, you can also visit
  • Visit 111.nhs.ukor call NHS 111
  • Text Shout on 85258 to use a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service

You can also download a range self-help guides

Are you an adult with ADHD or Autism (even if you don't have a formal diagnosis yet)?

Mind now have a service to support peole with adult ADHD and Autism. The service offers

  • a social group on the first Friday of the month from 10am - 12pm, in their Gateshead office.
  • In 1:1s,  with an Occupational Therapist (OT) to help create a personalised plan to  improve your mental health and wellbeing.
  • 5 week "Autism and Me" and / or "ADHD and me" courses to learn about yourself and coping strategies to help with daily life

You will be supported by people who understand you, who are neurodiverse and who are experts in mental health and wellbeing.

 Update: for patients requesting medication for ADHD, please see our prescriptions page.