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Background Information and Clinical Protocols for Referrals

Talking Matters Northumberland aims to provide:

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

Introducing the Service

At Talking Matters Northumberland we provide a range of talking therapies to help people with emotional, mental health and lifestyle needs. The service is free and paid for by NHS and open to anyone 16 years and over living in Northumberland.

We offer a range of treatment options tailored to personal needs and circumstances, from psycho-education treating a range of anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling for Depression, EMDR for treatment of PTSD and trauma, Couple Therapy for Depression and Mindfulness.

We offer a range of options from easy access telephone sessions, online therapy, face to face therapy and group work. Face to face options are currently suspended due to Covid-19 measures. We tailor treatment around the individual.

Services will be delivered locally including from GP Surgeries or other venues which are easily accessible by public transport or with parking facilities available.

Referral Process

Patients can be referred by yourself or can self-refer using our 24 hour referral line by simply calling us on: 0300 303 0700

Or alternatively:

If you are referring a patient, please use our ‘Referral form for Professionals’

Patients can self refer using our e-referral form by clicking here

You can download a referral form here and e-mail to us at:

Our fax number is: 0300 303 0900

Or you can simply write to us at: Talking Matters Northumberland, Unit 4 Telford Court, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2DB

Talking Matters Northumberland

Telephone: 0300 30 30 700 Monday to Saturday 8am-8pm.