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We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, excessive worry or low mood, then Vita can help. Working in partnership with the NHS, Vita provides talking therapy services, known as NHS Talking Therapies or IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

NHS Talking Therapies is a FREE service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help –  the fastest way to get support is by simply clicking the Self Refer button or calling us on 0330 0534 230

How can we help?

We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people facing difficulties with:


When you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

Low mood

Most people feel low sometimes, but needs support if it's negatively affecting your life

Excessive worry or overthinking

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.

Excessive worry about your health or physical condition

Worried about living with a long-term health condition?

Stress and anxiety

Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave

Panic attacks

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear.

Sleep problems

Insomnia means you regularly have problems sleeping


A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

Experience of a traumatic event

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

Are you struggling to cope?

Self-refer now

The fastest way to get support is by selecting one of the options below.

Digital Assistant

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions.

This is the fastest way to access support.

Online Form

Enter some basic details into our form.

We will then contact you and arrange an assessment.

By Phone

Call us on 0330 0534 230 during these hours:

Mon – Thurs – 8am – 8pm

Fri – 8am – 5pm

Closed Saturdays

Alternatively, if you’re experiencing a crisis and need a person to talk things through with, you can call the Crisis Teams in your area here

Our services

We have workshops and groups available as well as online therapy

Trained and experienced Therapists

Psychological therapists are trained professionals who can help people to deal with problems that significantly interfere with their lives.

Some are called psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWP). They are trained to be able to guide you through a range of self help materials that are specific to your difficulties.

Workshops & Groups

Workshops and groups are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is an ‘evidence-based treatment’ for anxiety- and depression-based problems.

Online therapy

We offer online treatment options, which are accessible from your smart phone, tablet or computer at home, any time of the day or night.

Our partners

Learn more about our partners as we provide a range of support for the people of Newcastle.

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Vita is an award-winning, CQC registered healthcare provider