Help/Support during Coronavirus


Age UK – telephone befriending services matching like-minded over-60s.

Can’t Sing Choir – Virtual choir from the Linskill Centre

Cruse Bereavement Care – Bereavement counselling service

Dreamshine – telephone befriending service with phone lines open between 10 am – 2 pm

Silverline – free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day


Universal Credit – information on new and existing benefit claims


Active Northumberland – At home work-outs for all abilities and ages

CanniSalsa – Live salsa class via Facebook at 7.30 pm every Monday

Joe Wicks – Daily workouts for adults and children.

NHS Live Well – Physical activity guidelines for adults aged 19 to 64

Yoga with Adriene – yoga and mindfulness at no cost to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes.


Support for the extremely vulnerable can be found at

Citylife Line – service from Newcastle City Council to provide services to the most vulnerable during COVID-19.

Good Neighbours – providing deliveries of food and medication for those with illness, disability or self-isolation relating to COVID-19

Grainger Market Delivery – Delivery of fresh goods including fruit and vegetables, baked goods, meat and fish. Limited daily availability.

Howdelicious – Meal delivery in the Howdon area for vulnerable or isolated people. £3 for an individual portion and £4 for a double portion, or three for £10

Newcastle West End Food Bank – currently open and accepting donations

NHS Eat Well – NHS information on a balanced diet

The Bay Foodbank – currently open (deliveries only) and accepting donations

The People’s Kitchen Newcastle – not currently open however receiving phone calls from those most in need

Tyneside Foodservice – trade supplier who have extended their services to the wider public for home deliveries.

Mental Health

Anxiety Support Workbook – for anyone who feels they need additional support during this time

Anxious Minds – Counselling Services

Alcoholics Anonymous – providing daily video meetings

Breathing Exercises for Stress – calming breathing technique for stress, anxiety and panic

Elefriends (MIND)– a supportive online community providing a safe space to listen and to be heard.

Every Mind Matters – Mental wellbeing while staying at home

FutureLearn – Helping young people manage low mood and depression

Mental Health Foundation – Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

MIND – mental well-being support

Mindfulness – a collection of helpful mindfulness resources

NT Life Recovery College – Recovery Colleges offers educational courses about mental health and recovery,

Silvercloud – online therapy tool from Talking Therapies

Sleep/Insomnia – it is important for your mental health to maintain a good sleep pattern

Further mental health support and other organisations can be found at

If you would like further support with your mental health please contact the surgery. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts and would like to talk to someone you can phone Samaritans on 116 123. If you require urgent support for your mental health you can contact the crisis team on 0303 123 1146.