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Young People

Northumberland County Council

Information, support, help, and guidance available from your local council.
0345 600 6400

Children and Young People’s Service – Northumberland – CNTW165

The Children and Young People’s Service provides a single service to all children and young people aged 0-18 years living in Northumberland who present with mental health difficulties. This includes children and young people who may have learning difficulties and those living in a range of difficult and challenging circumstances.
01670 502 700

Sexual Healthcare

Blyth One to One Centre at Blyth Community Hospital.We provide free and confidential sexual health services for anyone aged 13 and over.
01670 51 51 51


Onecall brings together adult social care and healthcare staff from the trust with Northumberland County Council staff from children’s services, and partners in Northumbria Police. Our priority is providing help at the earliest opportunity before the situation becomes more serious.
01670 536 400

Healthwatch Northumberland

Healthwatch Northumberland, established on 1 April 2013 based in Hexham, are an independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They work with organisations such as NHS hospitals, care homes plus other organisations such as charities and private companies who provide services on behalf of the NHS. They are at the heart of care, offering information to patients, listening to what they like about services or what could be improved and sharing their views to make change hap
03332 408 468

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) gives advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential.
0800 068 41 41

Doc Ready

It can be very difficult to talk to people when you’re having problems with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a Doctor to discuss your mental health.

Young Minds

Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. There to help young people take on any challenge they are facing – from mental health to money problems, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them online or by using their free, confidential helpline.
0808 808 4994


Want someone to understand or advice to help a friend? Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Consent to treatment for young people

Like adults, young people (aged 16 or 17) are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment, unless there's significant evidence to suggest otherwise.


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