Adult Mental Health

If you’re in good mental health, you can make the most of your potential, cope with life and play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.

It’s just as important as good physical health and in North Yorkshire, more funding than ever before is going into mental health services.

You can find out more about some of the Adult Mental Health services we commission on the Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust website.

There’s also useful information and resources produced by mental health charity, Mind, and in the NHS Moodzone.

Putting your mental health at the heart of your community

Getting the right help and support early on for your mental health and emotional wellbeing can make a huge difference and prevent things getting worse.

Across North Yorkshire and York, NHS, voluntary sector and wider organisations and services are working together to transform the way mental health care and support is delivered. Read more

OpCOURAGE: mental health support for veterans

The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service offers specialist care and support for service leavers, reservist, veterans and their families. There's more details of OpCOURAGE, here. A letter to health and care professionals (dated 20 August, 2021), is here.

24-hour crisis service in North Yorkshire

People in North Yorkshire can contact TEWV crisis services 24/7 using the single point of access telephone number, 0800 0516171. The new number makes it easier for those in mental distress, including children, older people and those with learning disabilities and/or autism, to get urgent help. Professionals can still contact their local services using the existing numbers.

Talking therapies in North Yorkshire: refer yourself or talk to your GP

One in four people will experience difficulties in their mental health at some point in their lives.

Significant events, or a build-up of stresses such as work place problems, a change in life circumstances, a traumatic event or a specific phobia could lead to difficulties managing our mental wellbeing. Problems with low mood, depression and anxiety can develop and make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing any of the following:

  • depression
  • anxiety and worry
  • panic attacks
  • health anxiety
  • social phobia
  • specific phobias
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

… the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in North Yorkshire could help. You can refer yourself to IAPT, or you can speak to your GP.

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Easy Read patient leaflets

A wide range of Easy Read leaflets, covering general mental health and wellbeing, as well as specific topics like self-harm and PTSD are available at

For professionals

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has recently launched a new website. As a result, there is no longer a specific page for referrers. Health professionals are advised to use contact details and any specific referral information from a service page. Service information is available here.

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