Tyne & Wear

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.

North Tyneside 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.
They are here to help people aged 16+ who live in North Tyneside and are registered with a North Tyneside GP. They provide evidence based psychological treatment for anyone experiencing a common mental health condition that impacts on their daily life. These may include stress, depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress.The Talking Therapies service is available in the North Tyneside community at GP practices and health centres. You can refer yourselfto Talking Therapies , or ask your GP or healthcare provider to refer you.

Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service

Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service offer a wide range of self help classes to help with a number of common difficulties such as low mood, anxiety and stress. Engaging in the Sunderland IAPT courses will help you to:

  • Learn more about common symptoms and how they affect you
  • Learn effective coping strategies to help to improve your wellbeing
  • Cope better with any future difficulties and be well prepared for any future treatment

The Sunderland IAPT classes typically run for four weeks for an hour at a time and are delivered by qualified Sunderland IAPT therapists. The classes are ran like a lecture so there is no pressure to contribute or discuss your difficulties with the rest of the group.


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