NHS trust says 'Help is only a click away'
As the country marks World Mental Health Day, one of the UK's largest mental health and disability NHS trusts is reminding people that help is only a click away.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has been producing self-help guides since 1999, but earlier this year the guides were made available to download for the first time in an app.
Since May the guides have been available for iPads and smartphones and provide valuable advice and tips on dealing with subjects including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and bereavement.
The app is free to download from the Apple Store and Google Play and offers easily accessible reassurance if you or a loved one is affected by issues relating to mental health.
Karen O'Rourke from the Trust's Patient Information Centre said: "The self-help app is something we are all proud of as it offers much needed help which is accessible and easy to use. If you or a loved one needs support they are convenient and will signpost you to what treatment and advice is available."
Also as part of World Mental Health Day, the Trust will also be supporting 'Celebrate Your Mind' at the Shiremoor Centre, North Tyneside, on Friday, 11 October from 10am.
This is a free event and has been organised by a small working group involving North Tyneside Disability Forum in partnership with the Trust, Mental Health Matters, Crisis Skylight Newcastle, VODA and Tyneside MIND.
To find out how you can download the self-help guides go to http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp