Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. North Tyneside Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service that helps people with these problems.

We are here to help people aged 16+ who live in North Tyneside and are registered with a North Tyneside GP.

We provide evidence based psychological treatment for anyone experiencing a common mental health condition that impacts on their daily life. These may include stress, depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress.

We can also provide specialist support for people with long term conditions such as COPD, heart disease and diabetes to help with anxiety and/or depression related to this.

The Talking Therapies service is available in the North Tyneside community at GP practices and health centres. We are part of a national government programme to Improve Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) delivered in partnership with Sunderland Counselling Service.

You can refer yourself to Talking Therapies , or ask your GP or healthcare provider to refer you. If you live outside of North Tyneside and would like to receive Talking Therapy support, please speak with your GP or you can find out more on the NHS Choices website.