Gateshead Talking Therapies

Gateshead Talking Therapies offer a free and confidential NHS service for people aged 16 and over who are registered with a GP in Gateshead.  We provide a range of psychological therapies to help you feel better if you’re anxious, depressed, stressed or worried. We offer information courses, therapy groups and one-to-one therapy.

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.


Contact Us: 0191 2832541


Finding Us:

Locations for Mental Health in Gateshead:

  • Blaydon Primary Care Centre, Blaydon
  • The Croft, Wrekenton
  • Gateshead Health Centre, Gateshead

Our Team:

Lisa Boyd - Clinical Manager Community Services

Simon Reay – Clinical Lead

Adele Marston – Safe Care Lead

Mark Tull – Safe Care Lead

Vicky Cowens – Safe Care Lead

South Tyneside Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service

South Tyneside Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service offers a free and confidential NHS service for people aged 16 and over who are registered with a GP in South Tyneside.

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


Contact Us: 0191 2832937


Finding Us:

Locations for Mental Health in South Tyneside:

  • Flagg Court Primary Care Centre, South Shields
  • Monkton Hall Hospital, Jarrow
  • Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, South Shields

Our Team:

Lisa Boyd - Clinical Manager Community Services

Simon Reay – Clinical Lead

Carl Sketrchley – Clinical Lead Camhs

Lesley Gammell – Clinical Lead Camhs

Wendy Donoghue – Safe Care Lead

Gary Breheny – Safe Care Lead

Karen Kinghorn – Safe Care Lead

Sunderland Psychiatric Liaison Team

Sunderland Psychiatric Liaison Team is a 24/7 service that provides timely assessment, effective intervention and appropriate onward referral and sign-posting for people who present to the acute hospital with mental health co-morbidities, self-harm, suicidality and mental ill-health commonly associated with old age, such as dementia and delirium.

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.


Contact Us: 0191 5410145


Finding Us:

You can find us in the M1/M2 Block at Sunderland Royal Hospital.


Our Team:

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)