Choices Together

Find out what it is really like to go to University. Programme for young carers. Click to apply for 2022 intake.

Young Carers and School

Poster about Young Carers and School developed by The Children's Society.

Young Carers’ Needs Assessments – North Tyneside Council

Follow this link to access North Tyneside Council's assessment documents.


An online mental wellbeing community for young people.

Dementia UK

For advice, guidance and support.

Anxious Minds

Provide free support groups for people suffering with anxiety and depression.

Versus Arthritis

For information, advice and support.

Diabetes UK

For information, advice and support.

Eating Distress North East

Helping people in the North East whose lives are affected by eating distress, or eating disorders.

Tyneside Mind

For general and condition specific mental health information.

Asthma UK

For information, advice and support

Huntington’s Disease Association

For information, advice and guidance, links to local advisors and support groups.

Fibromyalgia UK

Newcastle Fibromyalgia support group meet monthly. Groups and sessions include meetings, art therapy craft sessions

CHRONS and Colitis UK

Provide high quality information, practical help and personal care that enables people to manage their conditions.

Epilepsy Action

Support from diagnosis to treatment. Everything you need to know about living with epilepsy. Monthly Tyneside group

Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

MNDA has a Tyne and Wear branch that hold monthly support groups in Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham.

Cancer Research

For information, advice and support:

Maggies – Newcastle

Maggie’s Centres are place where anyone affected by cancer is welcome – from just being diagnosed or undergoing tre

Macmillan Cancer Support

Services include an Information and Support Service, a Befriending Service and offer Bereavement support to people

North East Autism Society

Providing specialist care, education and services for children, young people and adults with autism, across the Nor


For information, advice and support about learning disabilities


For information, advice and support for families with a disabled child

Blue Ice

An evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm.

Age UK

Will you help us be there for the older people who need us most?

LD North East

We are a local charity supporting people who have learning learning disabilities across the North of Tyne area.

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking


If you are caring for someone with mental health issues, you can also find good information on MIND’s website

NHS A-Z of health

If you would like information about any health needs the person you are caring for is living with

Ease cards

If you have had a Young Carers' Needs Assessment, you are entitled to a Young Carers' Ease Card.

No Limits

After-school programme, offering free activities to children and young people aged 8 to 13 during term time.

Connected Kids Club

After school club Mon-Thurs 3.15 – 6.00 pm term-time. For £2.00 kids can enjoy 2½ hours of fun.

Family Splash – Free Swimming

Free weekly swimming sessions for families - Sunday 12 - 1pm.


To join Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers, start your Girlguiding adventure today.

The Scouts

Tynemouth Scouts cover a large part of North Tyneside with groups located in Tynemouth, North Shields, Meadow Well.

The Sea Cadets

At North Shields we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be

Active North Tyneside

Active North Tyneside will help you get active and feel the benefits of living a longer and healthier life.

Meadow well connected

We offer a range of supportive services in response to the needs identified by our local community.


In England and Wales, we intensively support 228,000 young people every year, ensuring each young person we meet ha

Howdon Hub

We work with the family to offer practical and intensive support to improve their situation.

Young Carers Ease Extra Card

If you have had a Young Carers' Needs Assessment, you are entitled to a Young Carers' Ease Card.

Childline – exam stress

Tips and support for managing examination stress.

Walking With, North Tyneside

Providing activities and support for asylum seekers and refugees in North Tyneside

Stay Alive app

A preventing suicide app for people who are having thoughts of suicide or who are worried about someone who is.


Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm.


Providing confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide

Food and Mood

A resource from MIND charity about how diet can improve mood and wellbeing.

Check your mood

On this page you can listen to a series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood.

Hearing voices network

Info about self help groups for people who hear voices.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

Phoenix Detached Youth Project

Working with Young People to develop their ideas and supporting their life choices and education.

PHSN Chat Health Service

A service in North Tyneside where you can text your school nurse for confidential advice.

Young Carers’ Ease card

If you have had a Young Carers' Needs Assessment, you are entitled to a Young Carers' Ease Card.

Calm App

Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, available in both the App Store and Google Play store.


Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

North Tyneside's dedicated Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.