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

Families United - Our Families United programme works with you and your family together to strengthen your relationships, raise confidence and teach you new skills to overcome difficulties. The intensive five day programme encourages you and your family to work together to solve activities using your own strengths to reach shared family goals. It can include all the generations of your family to make positive changes.

Families in Crisis - Our Families in Crisis team work with you and your family to address issues that are causing harm and are having an impact on the safety of your children. This covers mental health, domestic abuse and drug and alcohol misuse. We work with families with children who are at risk of, or who have already been, removed from your care.

We do offer these services free of charge in some areas, so please contact us to find out if you are eligible.

To find out more use our contact us form or ring 0191 272 7824.

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Maria Baxter from Children North East

Children North East's Families in Crisis team helped one mum who had hit rock bottom with her son's severe behaviour issues.

Family Practitioner Maria Baxter visited the family home every week and it made a difference straight away:

Maria’s given us access to resources that will make a huge difference... It’s so easy to talk to her because you don’t get the judgement. She isn’t looking around for things being out of place. She has a way of talking to Matt that gets him to open up.

Read Lindsay's story