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If someone you know is at immediate risk of suicide, self-harm or injury call 999.

Feeling good mentally is 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. It 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. Many people find that talking their problems over with someone is helpful.

Get your mental health action plan

We can all feel low, anxious or panicky from time to time. Your Mind Plan helps you build a practical plan you can use to help maintain and improve your mental health and wellbeing.

By answering this short mind plan quiz (opens new window), the Every Mind Matters widget gives you five actions that can help you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and improve your sleep.

Support and advice

Find national and local support and advice to help you make healthy choices.

Additional Mental Health Support (PDF) [1MB]

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:

  • Social Prescribing lead in the practice
  • exercise, visit Better Health Get Active (opens new window)
  • a self-help group
  • try any of the support groups mentioned above
  • Gateshead Talking Therapies (opens new window) are 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
  • referring you to a mental health team