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Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.

Two in three people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their life. It can be mild and last only a few weeks or it can be a lot more severe.

Bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.

Dementia is a term used to describe various disorders involving a loss of brain function, such as thinking, memory, reasoning and language.

There are different types of depression or low mood. The symptoms can be mild or severe and impact people differently. Help and support is available if you are feeling sad, lost, lonely or in a low mood.

Gardening is good for you. It is therapy and fitness rolled into one.

A hallucination is a sensory experience that occurs in the absence of an external stimulus. For example hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling or feeling something that isn’t there.

Some people have difficulties making decisions. This could be due to a learning disability, dementia, a mental health problem, or a brain injury

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

If you need help with a mental health problem outside normal working hours here are services you can use.

The stress and trauma associated with serving in the armed forces can impact on your mental health. Support is available.

Mindful therapy and meditation can be practised on your own or through the help of a service.

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that causes a range of different psychological symptoms, including: hallucinations, hearing or seeing things that do not exist, and delusions.

Find out more about your body, protection, screening, check ups, relationships and services available.

Social Prescribing is where you are prescribed activity or exercise to improve your physical and mental health. It may be used in place of medication or alongside treatment.

There are a range of support groups in Newcastle that help, advise and support people through difficulties including offering emotional support to those people dealing with illness, social isolation, end of life or a long term condition.

 

This article explains the services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

Hoarding is where someone collects large amounts of items and is unable to throw any of them away. This can become a problem and be risky for the person living in the home and their neighbours.