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North Tyneside Talking Therapies

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

Below is information about some of the common symptoms you may be experiencing which Talking Therapies could help with.

We provide evidence based psychological treatment for anyone experiencing a common mental health condition that impacts on their daily life.

The Talking Therapies service is available in the community at GP practices and health centres in the borough. It is delivered in partnership with Sunderland Counselling Service.

Your care:

Wellbeing Groups

We run Wellbeing Groups at a range of locations. The groups are free of charge to anybody over the age of 16 registered with a North Tyneside GP. All groups are run over three weekly sessions which each last 1.5hours. Times and locations of the sessions are shown in the table below.

Our course will help you learn how to manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and low mood, and understand the links between activity, unhelpful thinking and mood, to increase wellbeing.

Please contact us on 0191 295 2775 to register for a session at your preferred venue. Before you attend you will need to register as spaces are limited.

Day Time Venue
Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm Wallsend Health Centre
The Green
NE28 7PD
Thursdays 5.15pm – 7.15pm Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace
North Shields
NE30 2AY
Thursdays 5pm – 7pm Wallsend Health Centre
The Green
NE28 7PD

Am I eligible?

Please note if you have been supported by any of the following mental health services within the timeframes stated below, or are still supported by them, please do not continue with this referral. Instead contact that service or your GP. We will require a healthcare professional referral from them to ensure you get the right support to meet your needs.

  • Mental Health Crisis Team and/or Emergency department at your local hospital  (within one month)
  • Drug and Alcohol Services (within 6 months)
  • Community Treatment Team or Community Mental Health Team (within 12 months)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (within 6 months)

How do I refer myself?

If you are 16 + and registered with a North Tyneside GP you can be referred to North Tyneside Talking Therapies either by your GP,  or you can refer yourself by completing our online referral and assessment form by simply clicking here . Alternatively you can contact us directly to sel-refer on 0191 2952775. Our administrators will ask you a few questions which can take up to 15 minutes. You can also ask your GP or any other healthcare professional to refer you.

English not your first language?

We can provide translation and interpretation support if you need it. Please mention this when you contact us or ask someone else to contact us on your behalf. Alternatively, ask your GP or healthcare professional to refer you to our service and provide details of your needs.

What to expect from online referrals?

The information gathered on your online form will help us identify if this service is right for you. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, depending on how much information you choose to share at this stage.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to save the form as you go along, only at the end (this is to keep your information safe), so please make sure you have plenty of time to complete it in one go.

Please note that the online referral form link will redirect you to an externally provided website. This website is provided by Mayden Healthcare who is the contracted supplier for the clinical patient management system we use in Talking Therapies. This website is secure to use and the information collected within the referral form is kept strictly confidential. It is only used for the purpose of transferring your information from the referral form into the patient management system. For further information on how we use your information including your rights, please visit our full privacy notice, which can be found here  

Need help now?

Please note that Talking Therapies is not a crisis service if you need urgent medical or mental health help.  In an emergency please contact:

  • Your GP
  • Emergency Department at your local hospital
  • Mental Health Crisis Team 0303 123 1146
  • Samaritans 116 123
  • NHS Direct 111


Contact us

Wallsend Health Centre

The Green


NE28 7PD

Tel: 0191 295 2775

Our office is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm. We offer appointments Monday to Thursday between 7.45am and 7.30pm and between 7.45am and 5pm on Fridays.

Self help leaflets

We have a range of self help leaflets available to help with a number of common difficulties such as low mood, anxiety and stress.  The leaflets are meant as an introduction to self help techniques designed to help you.

Click here to view our leaflets. They are available in several formats including as a pdf, audio versions, videos including British Sign Language and they can also be shared by email.  To view the videos you will need access to Adobe Flash Player which can be downloaded for free when you click on any leaflet.

Please contact us if you think you might benefit from additional support from a health professional using the contact details below.

Talking to your GP

If you are unsure about how to talk to your GP regarding your mental health, then please read this guide by the Mental Health Foundation

Guide to talking to your GP

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