Useful Links

Please follow the links below for further information. 

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mind
When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital. 
www.mind.org.uk/

Mental Health Foundation
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health.
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Rethink Mental Health
We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives.
www.rethink.org/

Anxiety UK
We work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services.
www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Talking Matters
Should you be experiencing emotional or mental health issues which affect your daily living, employment or wider health needs then Talking Matters Northumberland will almost certainly benefit you.
www.tmnorthumberland.org.uk/

The Samaritans
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way - about whatever's getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal.
www.samaritans.org/

Citizens Advice Northumberland
We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/northumberland/

Healthier Living

Health & Safety Executive - Stress at Work
Stress at work is a major issue, if you want to see how big, see the statistics, but together we can successfully manage and prevent it.
www.hse.gov.uk/stress

Relate UK
We're the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and every year we help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships.
www.relate.org.uk/

Men's Health Forum
In the UK, one man in five dies before he reaches 65. Together we can change that. The Men's Health Manifesto sets out the changes needed to tackle the high rate of premature deaths in men.
www.menshealthforum.org.uk/beatstress.uk

NHS Choices
NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. Learn more about what we do and the services we offer.
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/Goodfoodhome.aspx

The Association of UK Dieticians 
This website provides a large amount of information for anyone interested in food and nutrition
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/home

The Oral Health Foundation
A charity dedicated to improving oral health and wellbeing by providing impartial advice
https://www.dentalhealth.org/

Mouth Cancer Action
Mouth Cancer Action Month promotes the message 'If in doubt, get checked out'.
www.mouthcancer.org 

Sexual Health 
Honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STI's and pleasure.
https://www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/

Domestic Violence

If you are interested in knowing more, are enduring domestic abuse yourself, or are worried about a friend or colleague, there is a wealth of information at your disposal, including the following:

National Domestic Violence Helpline
24-hour freephone:0808 2000 247
nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

Women's Aid
General enquiries 0117 944 4411
www.womensaid.org.uk

Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence (CAADV)
0203 432 4030
www.corporatealliance.net

Respect
0808 802 4040
www.respect.uk.net

Debt & Money Help

Citizens Advice - Debt and Money
Get advice on dealing with debt, bailiffs, bankruptcy, pensions, tax and more.    
www.citizensadvice.org.debt-and-money/

Stepchange
Debt advice charity
www.stepchange.org

Family Life

Families Information Service Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council offering advice on childcare, family services, education/schools, children centres, safeguarding & staying safe, special education & disability, things to do 
https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Children/Family/Info.aspx?

Drugs & Alcohol

Dry January
Alcohol is the UK's biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49. This Dry January, we're working with six national charities who tackle issues closely related to alcohol.
www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/dry-january

Alcoholics Anonymous
Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2,000,000 now call themselves members.
https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Frank
FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK.
www.talktofrank.com/

NHS - Change for Life
Cutting down on alcohol can bring some great rewards. Not only will it mean a reduced risk to your health, but you could look better, feel better and have more time and cash to spend on doing other things.
www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/cutting-down-alcohol.aspx

Smoking

NHS - Stop Smoking
Want to stop smoking? Find out practical, quick and simple steps you can take NOW to quit successfully.
www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx

Smoke Free England
The aim of this website is to provide useful information on the legislation surrounding smoking tobacco cigarettes and e liquids and explains how individuals may help to keep England smoke free for everyone.
www.smokefreeengland.co.uk/