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In a Crisis?

If you've had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal, contact someone immediately such as your GP, a friend, relative or someone you trust. If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency.

Emergency Services - 999

An emergency is when someone is at risk of getting injured, being threatened or a crime or is being committed and is in progress

Samaritans - 0191 232 7272 / 08457 90 90 90

If something’s troubling you, get in touch.

111 NHS - 111

You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

Emergency Duty Team – Gateshead Council
0191 433 3688 (9am -5pm) 0800 328 6728 (out of hours)

The Emergency Duty Team provides an urgent social care response for anyone living in Gateshead who needs emergency help.
The team are there to help with personal or family problems that reach a crisis.

Help First Drop in sessions - Friday 

Help First drop in sessions are a great, safe, friendly place for people with learning disabilities and their families to get help on a range of subjects. 

Details at: Help First 


Help and Advice

Use the links below to find contact details for organisations based on the issue you face.

Benefits 0191 433 4646/ Council tax 0191 433 3600
0191 433 3174 / 0800 923 9995
enquiries 0845 608 8642 / New claims 0800 055 6688
0800 014 9092
0800 138 1111
0345 120 3779
0808 802 2000
0800 2255 9454

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