Northumberland

NHS Personality Disorder Hub Service

The Personality Disorder Hub is a trust-wide service providing assessment, treatment and care co-ordination for individuals over the age of 18 who have a personality disorder and present with significant risk of self-harm or suicide. They also provide scaffolding to staff in other teams who are working with people with personality difficulties.

How to get Referred: Via care co-ordinators in Community Treatment Teams

NHS Community Mental Health Service (CMHT)

The Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) assesses, treats and manages care needs and provides support for people experiencing serious mental health problems. The team help you to live as independently as possible in your community.

They are integrated teams of different health and social care professionals – Community Mental Health Nurses; Health Occupational Therapists; Psychiatrists; Psychologists and Social Workers. The teams bring together many different types of knowledge, skills and expertise. They look at you as a whole person so you get the care, treatment and support you need.

CMHT services may include:

Community Mental Health Nursing – supporting you to manage your health and providing treatment in the community
Occupational Therapy – working with you to overcome difficulties with day to day tasks that you need or want to do
Psychiatry – diagnosing mental health problems, prescribing medication and recommending treatment
Psychology – helping you understand how your thoughts and feelings affect your behaviour
Social Work services – providing help at home or with your social needs, including help with housing problems, financial support or general advice and support

Your GP needs to refer you to this service. Contact your GP if you are experiencing a mental health problem. They will refer you to the local CMHT if appropriate.

Tallking Matters Northumberland

Talking Matters Northumberland offers free psychological treatment for people aged 16 and over who have a GP in Northumberland. They offer one to one talking therapy for depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health related problems. They also offer Couples Therapy for Depression. Their aim is to ensure people in Northumberland can get quick and easy access into personalised treatment to support their recovery and live life to the full.

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. They provide free psychological treatment, support and recovery to anyone in Northumberland experiencing common difficulties such as:

  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Work related stress
  • Sleep problems
  • Relationship difficulties
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