Self help guides

Self help guides, written by clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust are available to download in several formats (including A4, A5, large print and easy read).

You can also listen to the guides, as well as download MP3 audio copies of the guides by clicking the relevant leaflet in the bookcase. Translated versions of the guides and sign language videos of the guides are available from the menu at the top of the bookcase.

The audio guides have been developed in conjunction with Middlesbrough Hearts and Minds.

Please feel free to download them for your own use. We hope they will be helpful to you but if your problem does not improve please make sure to seek further help.

Click here to access a range of mental health self-help workbooks and videos produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

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168 Medical Group Message

Like many practices across the country, the impact of COVID has led to unparalleled levels of demand for 168 Medical Group. We are doing all we can to ensure those with medically urgent conditions are seen on the day. To support us to help those who need it most, if you are in the early stages of an illness or have a short term minor condition, please use the self-help guides on Ask My GP or the NHS website to self-care. When you contact us, we will ask you what you’ve done to self care. With self-care, many minor illnesses can resolve without needing medical treatment from a GP.

If you still need medical help, please note that our telephone team may refer you to our physiotherapist, mental health nurse or pharmacist if your condition is suitable to be treated by one of our extended healthcare team.

Please remember that our team are here to help you. They are doing a difficult job in challenging times. Please treat them with the same level of respect as you’d expect in return.