Self Referral

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.

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre

As a carer, you may provide unpaid support for a family member, friend, partner or neighbour who could not manage without your support. This could be due to an illness, disability, substance misuse or mental health. North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is an independent charity and a network partner of Carers Trust. We are here to help.
0191 2496480


Family Recovery Service Improving the lives of families affected by alcohol and drug use. We help you to understand your situation and ensure you and your family stay safe. We offer support to help you cope with difficult situations and behaviours. We ensure you look after your wellbeing whilst also helping your family member.
0191 226 3440 helpline is open everyday 9am – 9pm

Meadow Well Connected

Offering support to individuals and families affected by or experiencing alcohol use in the North Tyneside area. WHAT WE CAN DO? Work with individuals on a one-to-one basis and other family members. Our aims are: Support and advice around alcohol misuse and its effects Alcohol awareness, education and support towards a reduction plan Management of debt/money issues Referral to other agencies for specific support
0191 341 0033

CNTW Resource Library

Search our resources library for self help guides, patient information leaflets, mental health and wellbeing information that you may find useful.

CNTW Self Help Leaflets

NHS Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear self help leaflets on a variety of topics. Available to download.

Happy Maps

HappyMaps is an award-winning charity developed by healthcare professionals with help from parents and young people. We’ve pooled what we think are some of the best mental health resources for parents, carers, and young people, all in one place. Most of these are relevant for you wherever you live in the UK or elsewhere in the world.

Princes Trust

We know that good mental health can have a great impact on you at any age. Whether you are a teenager, young person or an adult get the support you need to improve your mental health.
0800 842 842

Young Minds

Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling, we can help.

Together in a Crisis

This service is available in North Tyneside to hep support adults who are in a mental health crisis due to practical situations that are impacting their lives, such as the cost of living crisis, debt or financial worries, housing issues or relationship difficulties.
01952 769 729


Harbour works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.
03000 20 25 25

SomeOne Cares

SomeOne Cares offer a free counselling service for survivors and supporters of abuse, specialising in childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault.
0191 257 8094

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS England and partners have launched the ‘Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’ (NDPP) to help people who are at risk of developing Type 2. In the UK, around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year and five million people in England are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Stopping Smoking

Local help for quitting smoking.

North Tyneside Recovery Partnership

Delivered in partnership between Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Changing Lives and Turning Point. The North Tyneside Recovery Partnership (NTRP) is a dedicated service for anyone living in North Tyneside who is experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol.
0191 640 0180

Sexual Health Services

We provide free and confidential sexual health services in North Tyneside and Northumberland for anyone aged 13 and over.
0191 297 0441

Talking Therapies

Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. North Tyneside Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service that helps people with these problems. We are here to help people aged 16+ who live in North Tyneside and are registered with a North Tyneside GP.

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.
0800 068 4141


Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.


We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

NHS stop smoking services help you quit – Quit smoking

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
0300 123 1044

NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)

We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666

Marie Stopes UK

You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. We've been helping people with their reproductive health options for over 40 years. We provide NHS-funded and self-funded abortion and vasectomy care through our network of local clinics all over England. You can give us a call whenever you need us. Our advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0345 300 8090

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.