The Early Help Service is made of up staff who specialise in supporting children, young people and their parents and carers. We can give practical help, advice and advocacy to Gateshead families who need extra support with:
• Family relationships
• Children’s behaviour
• Home conditions
• Parenting and introducing routines/boundaries
• Health and wellbeing
• Household budgets
• Leisure and learning
• Help from other professionals
MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself.
Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline).
Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
The Youth Wellbeing Directory provides a list of free local and national organisations offering mental health support for anyone up to age 25.
The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues.
Young Minds aims to prevent young people's mental health reaching crisis point.
Kooth is a FREE, anonymous, confidential, safe, online Wellbeing service, offering
counselling, information, and forums for children and young people from 11 to 24 years of age.
Samaritans for anyone who needs someone to talk to. Telephone 116 123 or visit
Gateshead’s Local Offer for Information, advice and support regarding services and people in Gateshead that can help you to understand the different SEND processes and support you through them.
If you care-share provides a range of services fundamental to our three main aims of prevention, intervention and supporting those bereaved by suicide.
Childline will help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
The Single Point of Access deals with all NON-URGENT referrals for child mental health from schools, colleges, education (including PRUs). It is open to ANY young person (with a Newcastle/Gateshead registered GP) suffering from emotional/mental health concerns. You can contact the SPA if you need any emotional or mental health wellbeing support or require neurodevelopmental assessment. The SPA is open 9AM - 5PM (Monday to Friday) with all referrals being directed from the SPA to the most appropriate service.
PHONE: 0303 123 1147
Young Carers Trust helps young carers to cope with their caring role through specialised services delivered by Carers Trust Network Partners across the UK.
https://www.carerstrusttw.org.uk/ (local information)
The Jigsaw Project at St Cuthbert's Hospice is a counselling service especially for young adults and children who have experienced grief, loss and bereavement.