Understanding and Helping Improve Mental Health Support in the North East

Our Mission and Vision

Anxious Minds is a leading UK-based mental health charity dedicated to improving mental health services for people in the North East of England. Our mission is to promote mental well-being and support people living with mental health difficulties through the innovative programs, services, and advocacy support we offer.

Our Vision: A World Without Mental Health Stigma, Access to Early Intervention, and Long Term Support

At Anxious Minds, Our wish for the North East is that people affected by mental health, addiction, and abuse receive the support they need that leads to living a fulfilling life through recovery, education, support, and discovery. We believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from mental health stigma. Our vision is to create a world where mental health is as important as physical health, and people can access the support they need without fear of judgment or discrimination.

We work tirelessly to improve services and support and educate the public and raise awareness about mental health issues so that more people can get the help they need.

Improving Mental Health Services in the North East

We understand that mental health services can vary greatly from region to region and that people living in the North East of England often struggle to access the support they need. That’s why we’re committed to improving mental health services in the area so that everyone can get the help they need when they need it.


  • We will put our service users at the focus of our development
  • Make our support services easy to access
  • Treat every service user as an individual
  • We will build a trusting and safe environment for service users to achieve
  • We will help and support each service user to reach their individual potential and achievable goals
  • See a person beyond their diagnosis

Our Programs and Services

We offer a wide range of programs and services to help people living with mental health difficulties in the northeast of England. Some of our most popular programs include:

  • Award-winning Counselling Services
  • Support groups: We run regular support groups for people living with various mental health difficulties, where they can come together to share their experiences, learn from each other and provide mutual support.
  • Advocacy: Our advocacy services help people navigate the mental health system and access the support they need. We work closely with mental health professionals to ensure that people’s rights are protected and they receive the care they need.
  • Education and Awareness: We provide education and awareness programs to help people better understand mental health and reduce stigma. We also run regular workshops and training sessions for mental health professionals to help them provide better care for their patients.
  • Outdoor Therapy gets people affected by mental health back into nature, improves self-esteem, builds self-confidence, helps them make friends, and improves fitness
  • Multi Award-Winning Veterans and Families’ Support Services For Mental Health and Addiction

Our Impact

We’re proud of the work we’ve done so far, but we know there’s still a long way to go. Every day, we work to make a difference in the lives of people we serve, living with mental health difficulties in the North East of England. Our goal is to create a brighter future for everyone, and we’re committed to making it happen.

When you’re not feeling too good and experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life for the better. We empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them through our :

  • Drop-in Centres
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Counselling Service
  • Well-being Classes and Workshops
  • Online Community Website
  • Addiction Support Groups
  • Veteran Support Services
  • Children’s Mental Health Services
  • Domestic Violence  Support
  • Women only Centre’s
  • Support Back into Work

Anxious Minds provides help and support directly to those who need it most.  Our Teams offer specialised support and care based on the needs of the communities we serve.

Membership and networks

• Anxious Minds members are at the heart of everything we do. Join us, and we’ll keep you up to date on our work.
• We’re also developing local support networks for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
• Find us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with what we’re doing – and how you can take part.
• We believe everyone with a mental health problem should be able to access excellent care and services. We also think you should be treated fairly, positively and with respect.

Professional training

We can help bring about real change, end discrimination and promote good mental health for all through our training and consultancy.  Anxious Minds offers a range of local services including workplace and in-house training

Some of our success stories