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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 (Parent infant Partnership)- CLOSED FOR NEW REFERRALS

Dear Colleague

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you know that as of 31.03.21 we are no longer accepting referrals into the NEWPIP service. 

Our current funding runs until 30th June and we don't have any further funding in place to continue the service after that date. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement with NEWPIP and hope that we have in some way supported you in your work with babies and their parents in the first 1001 critical days. 

We are of course continuing to explore all potential funding opportunities and will let you know if the situation changes before June. 

Best wishes



For professionals:
NEWPIP works with parents, and their babies from conception to 2 years, who are experiencing issues which may affect the quality of the relationship between them and their baby. Our specialist Parent Infant service is underpinned by Psychodynamic Parent Infant Psychotherapy, Solihull Approach and Play Therapy; incorporating systemic as well as interpersonal perspectives to provide support for parent and babies in their relationships.

For parents:
NEWPIP supports parents and babies from conception to 2 years living in Newcastle. Looking after a baby can feel challenging and at times  stressful. If there are additional difficulties in your life it might​ be hard to cope. NEWPIP can:

  • Support your relationship with your baby​ 
  • Give you an opportunity to talk through​ your worries about your baby​ 
  • Think together about how past experiences​ might be affecting you now​ 
  • Provide you with information on child development​ 
  • Help you see your child’s point of view​ 
  • Support you with any other issues​ affecting you and baby 



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:




Young Peoples Services

Youth Link services are currently running in Newcastle and South East Northumberland

Please be aware that until further notice mentoring sessions will be carried out via Zoom Video Chat only.

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.   online referral Form


Our 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

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