General Enquiries: 0191 566 5450 - Self Referral: 0191 566 5454

About Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service

Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service (SPWS) is a commissioned group of mental health care providers from the NHS and third sector, comprising of:

  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sunderland Counselling Service
  • Washington Mind
  • Sunderland Mind

The organisations work in partnership to provide assessments and a range of treatments for people with common mental health problems. These may include Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, (OCD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Post- Traumatic Stress and Panic. We see adults from the age of 16 upwards and there is no upper age limit.

All of our therapy interventions are provided by qualified practitioners.  We employ a range of different practitioners and who works with you will depend on the therapy intervention you receive.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners – Provide guided self-help interventions for a range of common mental health problems and facilitate most of the classes in SPWS

High Intensity Therapists – Provide a range of different therapies in SPWS including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Systemic and Carer’s Therapy

Community Psychiatric Nurses – Provide CBT based interventions for people with anxiety and depression

For further details about all of these interventions click here

Once you access the service, you can be seen by a clinician from any one of the partner organisations and wherever possible we attempt to provide the therapies we offer in a venue convenient to you.

Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service Self Refer