Helplines and websites

This section provides some links to other national and local organisations who can provide information and advice on mental health and suicide.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) : a service for young men (open from 5pm-midnight 365 days)
Tel: 0800 58 58 58

Tel: 0800 1111

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services
Freely available to adults and young people - accessible to everyone who lives in County Durham and who needs help with any drug or alcohol misuse related matter.
Tel: 03000 266 666.
Website has an online support form and more information with details of their walk-in recovery centres around the county.

If U Care Share
Promoting emotional wellbeing in young people and supports families affected by suicide
Tel: 0191 387 5661

Tel: 0300 123393

National, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and Carers. Due to current COVID restictions, the SANEline number cannot operate at the moment, but you can leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and a professional or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable.

You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and they will respond as soon as possible.
SANE also offer an online Support Forum and Textcare service

South Tyneside Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service (NHS)
Local service to support all ages: Parents of Early Years 0-5 yrs, Children & Adolescents 6-13 yrs, Young People 14-17 yrs, Adults 18+


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