Support & Self Help

Updated on 16th November 2018 at 9:53 am

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Bereavement

Macmillan Support Services

Based at North Tyneside General hospital 0191 2934377 and Nursery Park Health Centre Ashington 01670 855533. To support bereaved individuals who would benefit from talking to someone on a one to one basis about their grief. The support sessions will take place within a person’s home or suitable community venue. The service accepts referrals for all causes of death.

Cruse Bereavement

Offer one to one support for bereaved people in the Area. In addition they offer support to children and young people.

Tel: 0191 276 5533 Email: tyneside@cruse.org.uk

St Gabriel’s Centre 2 St Gabriel’s Avenue Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5QN

Barnardo’s Orchard/Mosaic project

Barnardo’s Orchard Mosaic service has several strands of work. Therapeutic Support Services (specialism in Bereavement, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Abuse). Child Bereavement Support 75 Osborne Road Jesmond Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 2AN 0191 2120237 mosaic.project@barnardos.org.uk

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

03001115065

A self-help organisation which exists to meet the needs of those bereaved by the suicide of a family member or anyone close to them. Local contact: Phone: Contact Gill on 07756 025 735 

Cancer

Maggie’s Newcastle
Northumbria Palliative Care Services

Carers

National Strategy for Carers Delivery

Children/Parents

Advice and Support for Parents
Advice and Support for Parents of Disabled Children
Children’s Continence
Crying baby/Colic
Percy Hedley Foundation 

Deafness/Hearing

Action on Hearing Loss – check your hearing on line.

Diet/Exercise/Healthy Living

Exercise Leaflets
Sport/Exercise/Healthy Living in North Tyneside
NHS One You
Walking for Health
Falling on your feet – with people over 65.  This is a dance and health programme aiming to reduce the risk of falls.
Healthy  Hearts – The aim of the North East North Cumbria’s Healthy Hearts initiative is to reduce the impact of heart disease and prevent the number of heart-related illnesses, including heart attacks, every year across NENC.
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.  We are pleased to announce that we are a “Park Run Practice“.
Weight off your mind is a public health funded initiative to help support people with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities in the north east region manage their weight through dietary intake and lifestyle.

General Information

Care Choices
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Cruse Bereavement Care
Department of Health
DePaul – for young people affected by homelessness
Drug Safety Research Unit – Monitoring the safety of new medicines
Easyhealth.org
Healthwatch – North Tyneside
My Care North Tyneside – an information and advice website about care and support options for residents in North Tyneside.
Newcastle City Council
Nexus Bus Link Service
NHS
NHS Health Checks
NHS E-Referral Service
North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group
North Tyneside Council 
Northumbria Healthcare
PALS – Patient Advice and Liaison Service, The Old Stables, Grey’s Yard, Morpeth NE61 1QD Freephone 0800 032 02 02
Patient.co.uk
Patient Experience Network
Talking about Dying – Age UK has launched a useful booklet to support people to have what may seem to be difficult conversations about death.  You can download this booklet from the Age UK website.
Tynehealth – Thinking differently about healthcare

Getting Older

Age UK North Tyneside

Falling on your feet

HIV Aids

Body Positive North East

Isolation/Exclusion

Action Foundation

Mental Health

Anxious Minds – for people experiencing anxiety and depression
Mental Health Support in North Tyneside
Mind
Moodjuice
North Tyneside Art Studio (NTAS) – creative arts studio to help improve and sustain good mental health
Peer Talk – for people experiencing depression
Samaritans
Self-Help Booklets
North Tyneside Brighter Minds
Social Prescribing Service – North Tyneside

Self-Care

Back Pain –  North Tyneside Commissioning Group work with Northumbria Healthcare and offer FREE back pain education sessions.  Events are run by physiotherapists.  For details of the next event please speak with one of the team.
Self Care Forum 
Think Pharmacy First