Patient Advice and Liaison Service
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.
Gateshead Carers was formed in 1995 when a small group of carers got together in order to support each other. Today they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark award recognizing the work they do in Gateshead. They believe that no carer should feel alone and it is vital that all unpaid carers feel supported in their caring role.
0191 490 0121
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 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
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) gives advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential.
0800 068 4141
Gateshead Sexual Health
We provide free and confidential sexual health services.
0191 283 1577
Healthwatch was launched in England on April 1 2013 to give users of health and social care services a powerful voice – both locally and nationally. Healthwatch Gateshead is your dedicated consumer champion, working with users of local NHS and social care services to hear about your experiences, identify any issues or problems and help generate improvements.
It can be very difficult to talk to people when you’re having problems with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a Doctor to discuss your mental health.
Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. There to help young people take on any challenge they are facing – from mental health to money problems, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them online or by using their free, confidential helpline.
0808 808 4994
Want someone to understand or advice to help a friend? Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Consent to treatment for young people
Like adults, young people (aged 16 or 17) are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment, unless there's significant evidence to suggest otherwise.