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Due to COVID-19, the opening hours and access to these services may differ from what is noted here. Please contact the individual services for more information on the current hours and access.

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

Healthy Living For People Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy Living is a free online NHS service for people living with type 2 diabetes. It provides knowledge and information that will support you to manage your condition. It includes: information about type 2 diabetes and its treatments; advice on emotional and mental wellbeing; advice with adopting and maintaining healthy behaviours with food and exercise.
0191 249 7801

Citizens Advice Gateshead

For more than six decades we have helped thousands of people to move forward at times of upheaval and uncertainty. Although, over time, some of the challenges people face are changing, we continue to provide valuable, free and impartial advice and information that you can trust.
0300 3309 035

Drug & Alcohol Services

Gateshead Recovery Partnership- (Change Grow Live )- Our mission is to help people change the direction of their lives, grow as a person and live life to its full potential. We can help with challenges including drugs, alcohol, housing, health and wellbeing.
0191 594 7821

Our Gateshead – Creative Support

Welcome to Creative Support Creative Support is a not for profit provider of personalised services - supporting people to enjoy their lives and reach their full potential. Our services focus on promoting recovery, wellbeing and greater independence. We enable people to make progress in these areas by recognising and building on their strengths, coping abilities, social networks and natural support systems.
0191 478 4224

Gateshead Clubhouse

Gateshead Clubhouse aims to provide a service where people with mental health needs can access a range of facilities within a supportive and safe environment. This is where recovery and self-growth can be encouraged through the sharing of skills and abilities of all our members, with further encouragement and help from other associates. Our members can get involved in the day to day running of the Clubhouse and participate in a wide range of courses and activities.
0191 440 9033

Mental Health Matters

You don’t need a formal diagnosis to attend a drop-in session with Pathways. If you are aged 18 or over and struggle with your mental health in any way, Pathways can signpost you to other services, help you manage your benefits, and provide a wide range of support regarding your mental health. Drop-in sessions take place on Monday between 10am-2pm (no appointment necessary).
0191 490 0579

Gateshead Talking Therapies

Having operated for 10 years in Gateshead, this is a well-established service which offers confidential support. From group sessions to personalised therapy, Talking Therapies Gateshead is the primary mental health provision. You must be registered to a Gateshead GP in order to refer to the service
0191 283 2541

Termination of Pregnancy

If you are considering a termination of pregnancy, call us to make an appointment to talk about your options.
0191 445 3201

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (TIMS)

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (TIMS) is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to expert opinion, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of muscle, joint and soft tissue conditions and chronic pain.
0191 445 6319

Gateshead Sexual Health

We provide free and confidential sexual health services.
0191 283 1577

Find a psychological therapies service in England

You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP. These services offer therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) identifies those at diabetes high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme.