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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 

Kooth is an online mental health service for people aged 10 to 25.Learn more 
 

Childline 

Check out Childline's toolbox by clicking here - it has tools to find ways to cope or get creative and let your feelings out.
 

Young Minds 

Learn about Young Minds by clicking here - there for young people's mental health.

 

Be You 

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 

 

Gambling Support 

Find gambling support by clicking here (includes children over 11 years).

 

Tynedale Hospice 

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

Young Minds logo
Be You logo
Childline logo
kooth logo

Explore the range of family support services

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EARLY HELP 

Explore the early help services available 

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BIRTH REGISTRATION

How to book an appointment to register the birth of your new baby

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FAMILY WELLBEING

Find out more about physical and emotional wellbeing services 

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HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIPS

Access free resources to build healthier relationships

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COST OF LIVING

Find trusted advice on household costs and bills, mental wellbeing, transport and job opportunities

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PARENT CARER FORUMS 

Find out more about joining a Parent Carer Forum

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MIDWIFERY

Learn more about midwifery services

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HEALTH VISITING

Find out all about your local health visiting service 

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ADDITIONAL  NEEDS AND SEND 

Explore Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and additional support services 

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MONEY & BENEFITS

Find out more about money, and access the benefits calculator

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HOUSING

Find out more about housing advice and support 

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