Support & Self Help

Updated on 16th November 2018 at 9:53 am



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Maggie’s Newcastle


National Strategy for Carers Delivery


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


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.
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
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Department of Health
Drug Safety Research Unit – Monitoring the safety of new medicines
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 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 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


Action Foundation

Mental Health

Mental Health Support in North Tyneside
Self-Help Booklets
North Tyneside Brighter Minds
Social Prescribing Service – North Tyneside


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