People who's mental health is suffering at this time are particularly vulnerable.
Talking therapies are still accepting referrals and supporting patients via telephone consultations.
The crisis team continues to function with the usual referral route (0191 814 8899).
The suicide prevention network has also launched a new website which provides a community resource for people seeking help and advice about suicide and mental wellbeing as well as guidance for those bereaved by suicide. It can be accessed via this link www.stopsuicidenenc.org http://www.stopsuicidenenc.org
There are also dedicated online resources for people to access advice, support and self help
<https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/north-east/tyneside> (bereavement support)
<https://www.kooth.com/> (for 11-18 year olds)
Please also feel free to contact the surgery if you need anything.