Welcome to Children North East

To make a referral to any of our services please click on the appropriate Link:

Families and Parenting

Every family is different but most will experience challenges and difficulties at some point. When these become overwhelming we are here to help.

Our Services include WHOOPS (Home Safety), Families are Stronger Together (Domestic Abuse Course), Today’s Teens, Tomorrows Teens, Safeguarding Futures, Caring Dads, Preparing for Baby, Baby’s Here, Crisis Intervention, Targeted Family Support (in Sunderland, Newcastle and Gateshead) and the Newcastle Volunteers Programme.

To make a referral to our CRISIS INTERVENTION OR TARGETED FAMILY SUPPORT (in Sunderland, Gateshead or Newcastle) service please complete our online referral Form

To Make a referral to WHOOPS (Home Safety), Families are Stronger Together (Domestic Abuse Course), Today’s Teens, Tomorrows Teens, Safeguarding Futures, Caring Dads, Preparing for Baby, Baby’s Here, please complete WHOOPS AND PARENTING PROGRAMMES


If you would like to make a referral to our NEWPIP service complete this form

If you are interested in making a referral and want to know when referrals reopen please contact us with your details through our ​online enquiries form

NEWPIP supports babies and their parents from conception to 2 years, who are experiencing difficulties which may affect the quality of their relationship. 

Our specialist Parent Infant service is underpinned by Psychodynamic Parent Infant Psychotherapy and the Solihull Approach.

Looking after a baby can feel challenging and at times stressful. If parents are experiencing additional difficulties it might​ be hard to cope. NEWPIP can:

  • Support parents' relationships with their baby​ 
  • Enable parents to explore​ their worries about their baby​ 
  • Think together with parents about how past experiences​ might be affecting them now​ 
  • Provide parents with information on child development​ 
  • Help parents see the world through their baby's eyes
  • Support parents with any other issues​ affecting them and their baby 

Young Peoples Services

Youth Link and CAN (confident adults Newcastle) services are currently running in Newcastle and South East Northumberland

Youth Link is the name for our young people’s peer mentoring service. Youth Link helps to improve communication and relationships between you (as long as you are aged 11 to 18 years old) and your family, help you make friends, strengthen your confidence and self-esteem. Apply at our online referral Form


One to One counselling service helps you (as long as you are aged 9 to 25 years old) with your mental health issues. Our friendly counsellors are expertly trained which means we can help you by using a variety of therapy techniques. Whatever the issues affecting your life we are here to help. This includes depression, anxiety, bullying, self-harming, loss and bereavement.

If you don’t want to come to our building then our counsellors can meet you wherever you feel safe and are currently available evenings and Saturday mornings too.

If you are a professional making a referral for a young person aged between 9-18 please contact the SPA (single point of access) in the first instance on 0303 123 1147

For all other referrals please complete our online referral Form

Nuero groups

We will be delivering groups in Newcastle and Gateshead, with separate groups for under 16’s and over 16’s. This is to allow us to focus on the specific development differences and transition stages for those age groups. There is a high level of education dropout for many neurodifferent young people, challenges with employment or independence, so we will also be supporting people post group to continuing accessing the right support for them.

SEND Path weyes

The SEND path weyes project is to work with SEND young people across the North East and Cumbria. This pilot will engage SEND young people and support them to access appropriate activities to further benefit their physical and emotional well-being.

To make a referral please follow use our Online Referral form