FAMILY HEALTH & WELLBEING
Find out more about the health and wellbeing support available to families across Northumberland.
Physical and emotional wellbeing for families
Mental health and wellbeing
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming. One in four people in the UK experienced mental health issues in the last year? This means that most people in England know someone with mental health problems or have personally experienced them.
But we don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.
Every mind matters has great tips on how to look after your mental health including a Mind Plan quiz that helps you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and help you sleep.
Dealing with life's challenges - find out more from Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
There's also lots of useful and supportive information available in the following self-help guides, which you can explore by clicking here.
Young people's mental health
Everyone feels sad, worried or stressed sometimes, but if these feelings are starting to impact you a lot, remember you are not alone and there is lots of help available for you.
Advice and guidance for parents and carers to help you support a child or young person experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing can be found by clicking here.
Empowering young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families website is a great resource for support and information - explore the Anna Freud website by clicking here.
Kooth is an online mental health service for people aged 10 to 25.Learn more
Check out Childline's toolbox by clicking here - it has tools to find ways to cope or get creative and let your feelings out.
Learn about Young Minds by clicking here - there for young people's mental health.
Visit 'Be You' by clicking here, to find out more about self-help and helping others.
Sorted – drugs and alcohol
Sorted is Northumberland's Substance Misuse Service for young people. Find out more about Sorted by clicking here or call 01670 500 150
Find gambling support by clicking here (includes children over 11 years).
Children and young people experiencing bereavement who live in the areas of Tynedale, Ponteland and West Northumberland, click here to find out more about Tynedale Hospice's support services.
Northumberland County Council
There are also a number of free services available through the Northumberland County Council Wellbeing team. They can work with you on, how making some simple lifestyle choices, can improve health and finances. For example, the savings that can be made from quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake, healthy cooking on a budget or exploring some of the free options around increasing your physical activity.
Visit our specialist pages about wellbeing by following the links below:
More information and support links