Support & Self Help

Updated on 16th November 2018 at 9:53 am



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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:

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

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide


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 


Daft as a Brush Maggie’s Newcastle
Northumbria Palliative Care Services


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.
Blocked Ears Leaflet

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.


Newcastle Fertility Group

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
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

Positive UK


Action Foundation

Mental Health

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


The pregnancy and birth choices app was developed by Northern England Clinical Networks for the Local Maternity Systems, in collaboration with women and families, the app will improve how mums-to-be across the North East access information they require through their pregnancy and after their baby is born.

The app provides key information and advice which will help women to make informed choices about their birth from trusted NHS source, all in one place, and right at their fingertips.

There is a who’s who of healthcare professionals that mums-to-be will come into contact with before, and after their baby has been born, with a brief description of their role.

Mums and their partners will be able to compare facilities at hospitals across the region to find out which would best suit the type of birth they hope for. Whether it’s the closest maternity unit, or one that is more suitable for those who might have extra healthcare needs – the app helps women to plan where, and how they give birth.

The app will be updated every six months so women can be assured the most up to date information will be made available in an ever changing NHS. Access to the app is via their website.


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