North Tyneside Talking Therapies provides psychological assessment and treatment to adults who live in North Tyneside who are suffering from common mental health problems.



The service is provided in the community at GP practices and health centres in the borough. It is delivered in partnership with Relate and Richmond Fellowship.

Below is information about some of the common symptoms you may be experiencing which would benefit from support and advice from our service.

The service is providing evidence based psychological treatment for anyone experiencing a common mental health condition that impacts on their daily life. 

Your care

  • Anxiety and excessive worry

We all get anxious. Anxiety has an important role to play. It prepares our body for ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ from something we perceive as threatening or dangerous to us.  Modern life has its own triggers which can cause anxiety e.g. public speaking, whether or not we have time to do all the things we have to do, or even fear itself. There are lots of different types of anxiety including fears and phobias, panic, obsessions and compulsions, health anxiety, worry and post-traumatic stress.

  • Shyness and social anxiety

Being shy is not necessarily a problem. Most people can feel a little shy and nervous in social situations at some point. However, some people struggle with this more than others. You may find that it starts to have an impact on the way you would like to live your life. For example, avoiding situations or cancelling plans, worrying excessively about what other people think of you.

  • Anger management

Everyone has times when they get angry or frustrated. This can often be worse at times of increased stress. Some people may find that anger is a problem because they experience it too often or to too high an extent. Anger can also be seen as a problem if it starts to cause trouble in your day to day life, particularly within relationships, or if it begins to lead to violent, aggressive or abusive behaviour.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Going through a traumatic experience can take its toll on the mind as well as the body. You may experience feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety and low mood. It is entirely normal to be affected by something that has been traumatic, particularly if you felt your life, or the life of someone close to you was under threat. Some people experience their memories of the traumatic even as if it were happening again known as flashbacks, and may have nightmares about what happened. For most people these symptoms will gradually reduce over time. However some people will continue to experience flashbacks and nightmares.

Other problems we can support you with

·         Early problems

·         Specific phobias

·         Panic disorder

·         Agoraphobia

·         Health anxiety

·         Problems related to childhood trauma

You can be referred to the service from your GP.  Some of the common reasons you may be referred to the service include:

  • Depression (including post-natal depression)
  • Anxiety and excessive worry
  • Social phobia
  • Anger management
  • Early problems
  • Specific phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Health anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Problems related to childhood trauma


If you are a member of the public who is registered with a North Tyneside GP and is over 16, you can refer yourself to the services by calling Wallsend Health Centre on 0191 295 2775.

North Tyneside Talking Therapies is provided at the following health centres:

Wallsend Health Centre

The Green


NE28 7PD

Hawkeys Lane

North Shields

Tyne and Wear

NE29 0SF


Wellbeing Groups in North Tyneside

Session name

Day and time

Start date

End date


Assertiveness and confidence building

6pm - 8pm



White Swan Centre
Citadel East
NE12 6SS

Manage your mood

9.30am -11.30am



Norham High School
Alnwick Avenue
North Shields
NE29 7BU

Stress control

9.30am - 11.30am



Whitley Bay Library    
York Road                  
Whitley Bay
NE26 1AB

Overcoming anxiety and panic

1pm - 3pm



Norham High School
Alnwick Avenue          
North Shields
NE29 7BU