Where can I go for support?


If you are having problems or feel you are struggling to cope, there are things you can 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

If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you can:

  • Call your GP – ask for an emergency appointment, it might also help to request a double appointment to have more time for a good conversation
  • Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need

If you don’t feel like you can keep yourself safe, are thinking about hurting yourself, or feel like you want to die It is important to tell someone now. You can go to the nearest A&E department .


There are many organisations that can offer help and support including:


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 Jo@samaritans.org


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.

If you are suffering abuse and require advice or practical support Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) is an independent registered charity that provides comprehensive support to anyone experiencing, or affected by Domestic Abuse In Northumberland. We can be contacted by phone on 01434 608030 or email help@nda.services




If you are a woman or girl over 13 who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in your life Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland offer free, confidential support, information and counselling. Click the button below to be directed to their website. 

You can contact their helpline on 0800 035 2794 or email emailsupport@rctn.org.uk