Mental health support for primary-school-age children

Research tells us that promoting emotional wellbeing and resilience gives children and young people the best opportunity for a great start in life.  This means that when they are faced with difficult life events, they are more able to cope. 

School nurse

Every school in Newcastle has access to a School Nurse.  School Nurses provide information, advice and support on a range of health issues. This can include emotional wellbeing and mental health.  You can contact the school nursing single point of contact service by ringing: 0191 282 3319.

You can also speak to your GP with any concerns or for any support around a young person’s mental health and wellbeing.

Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS)

The Children and Young People’s Service provides a single service to all children and young people aged 0-18 years living in Newcastle who are experiencing mental health difficulties. 

You can self referrals by calling 0191 246 6913 or freephone 0800 652 2864 or emailing

Healthier Together 

Healthier together a great place to find accurate and trusted NHS healthcare advice in the North East. Visit the Maintaining your child's emotional wellbeing page for more information. 


Rise are working with young people in schools across our city. They have lots of great resources and advice videos for young people and their families.  They offer practical tips to feel more in control and become more resilient in managing emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

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