Resource library

Search our resources library for self help guides, patient information leaflets, mental health and wellbeing information that you may find useful.

  • FAQ’s – CRIS

    Information with regards to CRIS which stands for the Clinical Record Interactive Search system. It is a software solution that removes information from an electronic medical record that might identify an individual. It then produces a de-identified database that an NHS organisation can use for research.

  • FAQ’s – Research Passports

    Information about the Research Passport is the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and NHS agreed process for issuing Honorary Contracts (HCs) or Letters of Access (LOAs) to HEI researchers. If Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear Foundation Trust (CNTW) is your substantive employer, or you have an honorary clinical contract with The Trust, then you are already eligible to carry out research within the Trust (provided the project has received the necessary ethical and regulatory approval, and local confirmation of capacity and capability).

  • Fasting before Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) – Patient information leaflet

    This leaflet provides information about not eating or drinking (fasting) before ECT treatment for adults. The information provided is based on the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland guidelines for fasting times alongside input from medical professionals working at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Feeling overwhelmed? Helping you stay safe

    Information by Royal College of Psychiatrists about staying safe. We all want to make sure that you know what help you can get to stay safe and how you can get it. We know that you may feel completely helpless - we’re just glad that you have taken the time to read this. In spite of feeling that you have no control over your life, there may be some things that you – and other people - can do to make things better. There will be people who really do want to help. You may know them already, like your family and friends, or they may be professionals who you have not met yet.

  • Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (North East and North Cumbria) – patient and referrer information

    The Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (North East and North Cumbria) is a joint partnership between Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. The service delivers forensic consultation, assessment and in some instances specialist intervention and treatment across the area to young people up to the age of 18 years with both forensic mental health and complex non-forensic mental health need. This information aims to provide referrers with information about what they can expect from them and how to make a referral.