Contact was founded in 1986 by local resident Gena Fleming as a support group meeting in her own home. Gena had suffered a family bereavement and decided to set up a self-support group called Morpeth Schizophrenia Fellowship. Contact has had several changes of premises over the years and in 2011 we were fortunate to find ideal premises at Grey’s Yard.
Contact is an independent local charity based in Morpeth, however our reach covers the whole of south-east Northumberland, particularly Ashington, Bedlington, Cramlington, and Blyth. We support people with mental health conditions and /or their carers. People come to us mainly on referral from GPs and Community Mental Health Teams, although we do accept some self-referrals
We looked at our provision and moved forward to what we felt was a necessary service and firstly developed our Coffee Den.
This is the only Drop In Center, in South East Northumberland, for those affected by Mental Ill-Health and their Carers.
From there we have developed the center, the activities, the counselling, the support, the Trustee Board and the Volunteers.
We are now pro-active on creating new and exciting activities to support the needs of our members.
Our doors are open for those who just need to pop in for a cuppa, in a totally non-judgement environment, fun and friendly.