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Understanding your mental health and Wellbeing



If you are having problems or feel you are struggling to cope, what can you do?

  • Talk to someone you trust. 
  • Let family or friends know what's going on for you. They may be able to offer you some support.

Who else can you talk to? If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:

  • Call your GP - ask them for an emergency appointment
  • Call 111 out of hours - they will help you find the support and help you need.

If you are thinking about hurting yourself or feel like you want to die it is important to tell someone now. If you live in Northumberland, you can contact:

  • Northumberland Crisis Team on 0303 1231146
  • You can also contact Samaritans on 116 123

There are many organisations that can offer help and support and some of these are listed below. 


The Samaritans

The Samaritans provide a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service offering a safe place for people to talk. This service is free and the quickest way to contact them is by phone on 116 123 or you can email


Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Domestic Abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, financial or sexual and effects women and men. Cygnus Support is supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to offer therapeutic support to victims of domestic abuse. We also run the Recovery Toolkit course which helps people to build confidence and move forward having left an abusive relationship. 


Self Help Resources

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy also known as CBT is a technique which is known to help with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. This website has many resources including information and work sheets. Click the button below to find out more.


Organisation website and helpline directory

There are many websites and national helplines that focus on various mental health and emotional wellbeing issues. The following button will take you to a comprehensive list of these.