Veterans Families Crisis Centre On Newcastle's Waterfront Supporting Veteran Families Across The North East

The Veteran Families Project


Anxious Minds is proud to be supporting our veterans families, adults and children.

All of our Veteran Support Team have served in the Armed Forces, or are married to Veterans, So we understand just what it’s like to leave the Forces and resettle back here in the North East.
We have a combined experience of over 80 years working within the Armed Forces Community

It should be obvious that working in a uniformed service can bring danger and stress. Every day our uniformed services work long hours in sometimes very dangerous conditions. They keep us all safe, but sometimes this can come at a personal cost.

It’s an unfortunate reality that these people can, and often do get hurt physically and mentally. It can be the same for veterans of all of the services. A soldier out on the front line, witnessing horrors that many of us could probably never imagine.

These can lead to PTSD, depression, phobias, anxiety, relationship problems, drink and drugs.

Anxious Minds understands that wounds sustained in the service of your duties is not always physical and can affect anyone,  Our founder was diagnosed with clinical depression, chronic anxiety and PTSD, after he left the Armed Forces on completion of 22 years service and struggled to find support.  We understand that the real battle for those affected in service can often begin at home. We are able to offer confidential support to those suffering from anxiety and depression, safe in the knowledge that they will be looked after and supported when needed.

It is crucial to understand that, no matter how much of a grip your anxiety or depression has on you at the moment, it CAN be removed or managed with the right support, together we can beat anxiety and depression. If you are a veteran of any of the services, then just give us a call or visit our Veteran Families website

Talking Therapies

All our counsellors are members of BACP or UKCP and can provide support for:

  • Anxiety Counselling & Panic Attacks
  • PTSD
  • Depression Counselling                                         
  • Anger Management
  • Abuse Counselling
  • Bereavement & Grief Counselling
  • Stress Management
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Children Counselling Services

Groups and Breakfast Clubs                              

  • Peer Support Groups
  • Breakfast Club
  • Art Groups
  • Gardening Project
  • Workshops Back to Work Support                  

Supporting Wives, Girlfriends and Partners

We also provide the first gender-specific’ mental health service for women, In the North East by working in partnership with Tyneside Women’s Health we can offer the following services.

  • Counselling
  • Workshops and Training
  • Support For Domestic Violence
  • Support For Victims of Sexual Assault
  • Women Only Support Groups

Supporting Veterans Children

  • Counselling
  • Workshops and Groups

Support for Alcohol problems

Support and advice around

  • Alcohol misuse and its effects.
  • Alcohol awareness, education and support towards a reduction plan.
  • Management of debt/money issues.
  • Referral to other agencies for specific support.
  • Support with routes to work, through volunteering, training and other projects.

    Veteran Families Support Centre


If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone 24hrs a day



prime ministers point of light award

Eddie Dean, from Newcastle, used his army pension to fund his charity ‘Anxious Minds’ and help other veterans struggling with mental health issues.

In a personal letter to Eddie, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“You have shown remarkable dedication in ensuring veterans can access mental health support with your charity ‘Anxious Minds’. You know from first-hand experience what a difference this help can make and now, thanks to your hard work, veterans living in the North East can also benefit from this same support. I want to thank you for your inspiring commitment to supporting men and women, like yourself, who have risked their lives to serve our country.”

Any Questions?

Give us a call 0191 447 0820 

Visit our Veteran Families website


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