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Online support and health advice

Trusted websites for advice and information 


There is lots of health information available online, but it is not always easy to find a reliable source with information that you can trust. The following two websites provide good quality information:

With information about health and wellbeing, medications, symptom checker, general health and fitness advice including ideas for healthy eating.

For information about symptoms, illnesses and conditions, medications and treatments.


For information about Sexual Health Clinics in Gateshead - you can book an appointment online for advice on contraception, STI's & Pregnancy testing.

The Little Orange Book focuses on illness in young children and helps parents and carers to recognise and then respond appropriately as well as signposting parents to the most appropriate service or clinician should they need further support.

Your local pharmacist is able to help, advise and prescribe on a range of illnesses and ailment without the need for a GP appointment, saving you time and you can just walk in!

Gateshead Talking Therapies offer services to people aged 16 years and over who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression, patients are able to make a self referral without the need to see a GP

This website offers advice and resources for children and young people to manage their Asthma

A UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities

A service available to anyone aged 26 or over living in Newcastle or Gateshead. Qwell offers professional support and counselling and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Qwell offers free, anonymous access to resources, an online community and live messaging with an online support team. Users can drop in or book one-to-one online chat sessions with counsellors from noon to 10pm on weekdays, and 6pm to 10pm on weekends, 365 days a year.