What is Art Therapy? – Information for service users

On this page you will find information about art therapy this includes what it is and what the benefits can be.

Welcome Guide – Learning disability

This welcome pack will provide you with useful information about your stay, it will tell you about the ward, staff and treatments and therapies that are available to you.

West Northumberland Adult Community Treatment Team – Patient Information Leaflet

The West Northumberland Adult Community Treatment Team provides an assessment and treatment service for people who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health. The team is made up of a number of health care professionals. Appointments with the team are arranged at a number of different sites across your area. If this is inconvenient to you then appointments may also be arranged within your own home.

What is Psychosis? – EIP Service – Information Leaflet

The information in this booklet is for people who have been referred to the Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) service. This booklet gives you information about what psychosis is and what the service can do to help you recover.

What is dementia?

This link takes you to the Alzheimer's Society and explains what dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also looks at the different types of dementia.

Welcome Guide – South of Tyne Adult Mental Health Services

This pack provides you with information that you will find useful during your stay at Hopewood Park. It tells you about the staff, the ward, the treatments and therapies available to you. Covers Beckfield, Springrise, Shoredrift, Longview, Aldervale, Clearbrook, Bridgewell and Brooke House.

What is autism?

A link to the National Autistic Society website which explains some of the different names for autism and related conditions, and provides information about gender, discussions about causes and current research.

Working and childcare – information for parents with disabled children

Information from Contact a Family for parents of disabled children who are thinking about returning to work or have already gone back. Topics include: help returning to work, flexible working and time off, maternity, maternity and adoption rights, finding childcare and paying for childcare.

Whatever life brings

This booklet outlines for parents and carers the things that keep children and young people in good mental health and suggests what can help when children are troubled. It describes the mental health problems that can affect children and young people and outlines the help that is available.