We are a local general counselling charity primarily based in Ashington, Northumberland who provide a range of services to those seeking to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
We are open Monday - Friday from 9am - 4:30pm, with our last counselling appointment starting at 3:30pm.
Please Note - We are not a Crisis Team nor are we open 24/7. Should you require immediate urgent help and/or we are closed, please click below for more options:
As an organisation dedicated to providing mental health and wellbeing services to people across Northumberland, we appreciate that these are difficult times at the moment and could be having an impact on your emotional wellness.
The NHS, the UK Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) regularly update their websites with information, help and support regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic. Be sure to regularly check them for any important updates.
If you are feeling anxious or worried, please visit MIND. They offer a range of support including:
You can also visit the Mental Health Foundation for resources and support regarding looking after your mental health during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Remember as well as staying informed, try and keep it in perspective; the constant media coverage and information overload can bring its own challenges, particularly for anyone who already has anxiety. The advice is to minimise watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from the trusted sources above to help you take practical steps to plan and protect yourself and loved ones. You could also try to seek information at specific times during the day, perhaps once or twice, rather than have a constant stream of news reports.
Volunteer – "Volunteering at Cygnus Support is such a positive experience. I support clients to improve their mental health and wellbeing and also get the chance to continue with my own learning and development"
Client – "Cygnus Support were brilliant, the counselling helped me through a difficult time and I learned strategies for coping in the future"
Cygnus Support is governed by a trustee board that oversees the financial and legal security of the organisation as well as leading on governance. The board meets every six weeks with extra meetings being arranged when needed.
We are a friendly and committed group who are all passionate about empowering people to thrive and enjoy good mental health and wellbeing.
We offer a free confidential counselling service to people across Northumberland. Our one-to-one counselling sessions are provided by professional, trained and experienced staff and volunteers.Learn More