We have been operating for over 10 years within the NHS and have built up a qualified and experienced workforce. Our therapies are evidence based as recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). For more information visit our website: www.gatesheadtalkingtherapies.nhs.uk/
Our team works with people to provide a range of psychological therapies which enable them to overcome their problems when they feel anxious, depressed, stressed or worried.
Locations for Mental Health in Gateshead:
Clare Anderson - Community Matron
Simon Reay – Clinical Lead
Adele Marston – Clinical Team Manager
Mark Tull – Clinical Team Manager
Vicky Cowens – Clinical Team Manager
Karen Howe – Clinical Team Manager
In our Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS) we offer support and advice to help children and young people learn skills to manage the way they feel. We also offer information courses, therapy groups and one-to-one therapy. For more information visit our website: www.southtynesidelifecyclementalhealth.nhs.uk
The service includes IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) which works with people aged 16+ to provide a range of psychological therapies which will enable them to overcome their problems when they feel anxious, depressed, stressed or worried.
Locations for Mental Health in South Tyneside:
Emma Lee – Clinical Lead
Carl Sketchley – Clinical Lead Camhs
Lesley Gammell – Clinical Lead Camhs
Wendy Donoghue – Clinical Team Manager
Karen Kinghorn – Clinical Team Manager
Matthew Dawkin – Clinical Team Manager
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Sunderland Psychiatric Liaison also offers mental health provision to children under the age of 18 in the paediatric emergency department and inpatient wards between the hours of 8am-9pm, 7 days a week. Additionally, we also offers a comprehensive outpatient clinic service to a variety of patient groups, for example those with long term health conditions, persistent physical symptoms and patient’s who require review post self-harm.
The Psychiatric Liaison Team offers bespoke training packages on mental health to the acute trust and plays an important part in shaping mental health policies and provision. We are a large multi-disciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses, support workers, a psychologist, a research assistant, a pharmacist, admin staff and a peer support worker. We also have a regular complement of students who spend time with our service from a variety of disciplines.
You can find us in the M1/M2 Block at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Dr Vish Goel – Consultant Psychiatrist (WAA)
Dr Anthea Livingstone – Consultant Psychiatrist (OP)
Jonathan Haggerty – Clinical Lead (ED stream)
Ashleigh Draper – Clinical Lead (Ward stream)
Samantha Diston – Clinical Lead (Children’s stream)
Emma Shickle – Clinical Lead (Outpatient stream)
Sunderland Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a team of professionals who offer support and advice to aid mental health and positive well-being.
Our service works with children and young people aged 0-18 who may be showing signs of emotional distress and/or behavioural difficulties. We aim to deal with such difficulties at the earliest possible stage of intervention in the hope that children and young people will develop skills and resilience to promote positive well-being.
For more information visit our website:
Contact Us: 0191 283 1656
Community CAMHS is based within 3 Sunderland Primary schools: