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Emotional health and wellbeing

Feeling good mentally is just as important as feeling good physically. Emotional health plays a huge role in how we all think, feel and behave.

Poor emotional health and wellbeing can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks, and can make it difficult for you to feel positive about your daily life and maintain good relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

Having access to advice about your emotional health can be valuable, and many people find that talking their problems over with someone is extremely helpful.

How are you feeling?

We can all feel low, anxious or panicky from time to time. Check your mood using this simple questionnaire and get advice on what might help. 

Where to start?

Support in Gateshead

  • Our Gateshead - a directory of mental health and wellbeing services in Gateshead.
  • Counselling directory - find a professionally trained counsellor in your local area.

More help from your GP

If you experience symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression, make an appointment with your local GP.

It is important to do this if your symptoms don’t improve, if your mood affects your work or relationships, or you are considering suicide or self-harm.

Your GP will ask you lots of questions and may suggest:

  • exercise,
  • a self-help group,
  • Talking Therapies, a team of experienced workers who support people to enable them to overcome their problems when they feel anxious, depressed or stressed. Gateshead Talking Therapies offer a free and confidential NHS service for people aged 16 and over. You can self-refer by telephone 0191 283 2541.
  • antidepressants or CBT,
  • refering you to a mental health team.