Useful Links

Updated on 2nd November 2018 at 10:34 am


There are lots of organisations that can provide useful information about your health or other services that are available to you.

Here are some links below:

Brook Free and confidential sexual health information for under 25s.

change4life: eat well, move more, live longer

Childline  –  is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small.  Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

Chlamydia Screening Programme: sexual health information for young people in the North East

Contraception Toolkit: help choose the best contraception for you

Humankind – (formerly DISC) Humankind creates services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, helping them to build healthier lives that have meaning and value for themselves and their families. We support local people to create stronger, better-connected communities.

Doc Ready – Get ready for the first time visiting your doctor to discuss your mental health. – Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information . ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures.

FPA – the sexual health charity who gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Independent Advocacy North East – An advocate is a person who works with you on a problem until it is sorted out. Once the problem has been sorted out, the advocate will stop working with you. Advocates often work this way because lots of different people need the help and support of an advocate.

Kooth – Professional mental health counsellors are available via a confidential online service for 11-19 year olds in North Tyneside, following the launch of ‘Kooth’. 

MESMAC: community support service for gay and bisexual men. Website includes local support services for LGBT people living in the North East

NT Harbour Domestic Abuse Support ServiceAre you affected by abuse?  Domestic abuse isn’t just physical.  It’s about someone you know trying to control your life – a partner, ex partner, friend or family member.  It can be financial, psychological, emotional or sexual and there is no excuse for it. We have a drop in session every Tuesday morning if you would like to speak to someone from Harbour – no appointment is needed.

NHS – Providing you with information about your health and health services near you.

Park Run – Rising Sun – parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Peer Talk – PeerTalk aims to support individuals and their families who live with depression. PeerTalk is an independent charitable foundation.

Safe Place Scheme – Someone would use a Safe Place if they felt lost, upset, afraid or threatened or if they lost their belongings or friends.  The Safe Place staff will then contact family, carers or the police if necessary.  Park Road Medical Practice is a recognised safe place establishment.

Self-Harm – provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people’s real-life experiences. You can watch people sharing their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.  Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.  Coping with self- harm – a guide for parents and carers is free to download.

Sex:  Worth Talking about – Talking about sex doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Whether it’s knowing about your contraceptive choices, explaining STIs, coping with emotions or understanding your body, you’ll find straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health

Streetwise Young People’s Project: advice, sexual health, guidance and counselling for young people aged 13-25 years old living in the North East

Stop Smoking Service: help and advice about stopping smoking. There are also pharmacists who provide a stop smoking service.

Talk to Frank –  Friendly confidential drugs advice.

The Mix –  there to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through  digital and phone services.

Tyneside Mind – Sign up to the Mood Tracker to get daily insights into your ups and downs and spot patterns in your mood and behaviour.

Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre – Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) is a charity that provides services to women and girls over the age of 13 who live, work or study in Tyneside and Northumberland.

Young Minds: is a charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.

Young Person’s Leaflet – This leaflet has been designed to help YOU understand what services we can offer and what you can expect from us.