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Talking Matters Northumberland offers free psychological treatment for people aged 16 and over who have a GP in Northumberland. We offer one to one talking therapy for depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health related problems. We also offer Couples Therapy for Depression.

Our aim is to ensure people in Northumberland can get quick and easy access into personalised treatment to support their recovery and live life to the full.

Should you be experiencing emotional or mental health issues which affect your daily living, employment or wider health needs then Talking Matters Northumberland will almost certainly benefit you.

How we can help

We provide free psychological treatment, support and recovery to anyone in Northumberland experiencing common difficulties such as:

  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Work related stress
  • Sleep problems
  • Relationship difficulties

The service is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. It is run by a joint venture between MHM and SCS.