Contact details for mental health services in the North East

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Below is a list of contact details for urgent mental support in the North East region.

If you feel like harming or hurting yourself or other people, you should call 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

For non-emergency situations, you can visit your GP or call NHS 111, where a trained nurse can give you advice.

If you have a mental health problem and are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can contact your local NHS Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service

Gateshead - 0191 814 8899Hartlepool - 01429 285 858Middlesbrough - 01642 835 295Northumberland - 0303 123 1146Newcastle - 0191 814 8899North Durham - 0191 441 5738North Tyneside – 0303 123 1146Redcar and Cleveland - 01642 838 300South Durham (includes Darlington) - 01325 552 230South Tyneside - 0303 123 1145Stockton - 01642 524 714Sunderland - 0303 123 1145

The following charities are also there to help.

If U Care Share promotes emotional wellbeing in young people and supports families affected by suicide. Call 0191 387 5661.

Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call 116 123 (freephone, landlines and mobile) or email

PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. Call 0800 068 41 41 (Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and 7pm-10pm/weekends 2pm-5pm), text 07786 209697 or email

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a male suicide prevention charity. Call 0800 585858 (every day 5pm–midnight). A web char service is also available.

Rethink aims to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life. Call 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday 10am-2pm, not including bank holidays).

SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and Carers. Call 0300 304 7000 (every day 6pm-11pm).

Streetwise provides mental health support for young people. Call 0191 2305400 or 0191 2305533.

Anxiety UK runs a helpline on weekdays between 9.30am and 5.30pm. Call 03444 775 774.