What kind of help do you need?
Need Urgent Help or Support?
Concerned about the Impact of your Mental Wellbeing on University
If you have academic concerns (missing seminars / lectures, consider yourself at risk of failing your course or considering leaving or deferring University) please contact the Liaison Officer for your Faculty.
- Education and Society – Margaret Woodey 0191 515 2443
- Applied Sciences – Lynsey Thomas 0191 515 2792 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arts, Design and Media – 0191 515 3105
- Business and Law – David Hughes 0191 515 2380 email@example.com
Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing
Samaritans - they provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair call 08457 90 90 90 (24 hour helpline), text 07725 90 90 90, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.samaritans.org
Mental Health Matters – 0800 013 0626(5pm-9am 24 hours weekends & Bank Holidays), website www.mentalhealthmatters.com
Papyrus – They are a national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide you can: Call 0800 068 41 41 (Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm;Week-ends 2pm to 5pm), Text 07786 209697, Email email@example.com, website www.papyrus-uk.org
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is the male suicide prevention charity. Call 0800 585858 (national) - free, confidential helpline open every day 5pm–midnight. www.thecalmzone.net/get-help
In a ‘Mental Health’ Crisis
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. If you are under the care of a mental health team and have a specific care plan that states who to contact when you need urgent care, you should follow this plan.
|Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team||Contact Number|
|Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead||0303 123 1145|
|Gateshead||0191 275 4949|
|Hartlepool||01429 285 858|
|Middlesbrough||01642 835 295|
|Morpeth (covers Northumberland)||0800 389 1406|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside||0191 219 4690/4647|
|North Durham||0191 441 5738|
|Redcar and Cleveland||01642 838 300|
|South Durham (includes Darlington)||01325 552 230|
|Stockton||01642 524 714|
In an emergency and in need of urgent support: Call 999 or 112