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Where to find mental health support

Even the greatest No 9 needs a No 10. Speak to your mate or reach out for help.

If you need urgent help and you don’t feel like you can speak to someone you know, there are plenty of services available, some of which are open 24/7.

While we don’t offer direct mental health services at Newcastle United Foundation, the following list features several websites and helplines that you may find helpful.

For urgent help

If you need urgent help because you are worried about hurting yourself or taking your own life, these services can help:

Emergency services: dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E department

Samaritans: call 116 123 24/7 or email

If you think you might be experiencing a mental health problem

Where it’s not an emergency, it’s best to see your GP to discuss your symptoms. They can then provide you with advice and support.

To access talking therapies

The following are talking therapy services available in the Newcastle area.

If you live in Newcastle, you can contact Talking Helps Newcastle

If you live in North Tyneside, you can contact North Tyneside Talking Therapies

To find peer support groups

You can find a range of local peer support groups for anxiety-based mental health problems (including anxiety disorders, panic disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) through Anxious Minds North East.

For support with drug and alcohol problems

Newcastle’s Road to Recovery Trust is a great place to find out more about drug and alcohol support services and their George Street Social is a great place to meet people in a supporting environment.

For support with gambling problems

Whether you feel like you’re struggling with gambling or are worried about someone else’s behaviour, the NHS offers support online and also lists various organisations including Gambler’s Anonymous and GamCare which offer free counselling.

For tracking your behaviour

To track your mental and physical state, there are several apps available for your smartphone, including the Alpha Complex developed here in Newcastle.

If you’re still not sure where to turn

Call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 or visit their website for further information on the helplines available. You can also find services and support at our local Tyneside and Northumberland Mind.

There are also some great links to support services provided by Time to Change.