AN NHS trust that provides mental health services in Tynedale has urged people to seek support if they need it.

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust operates services across the North, including Ferndene at Prudhoe.

Officals at the trust have called on residents to seek help with their mental health if they need it, despite the pandemic.

John Lawlor, chief executive of CNTW, said: “We know that many people are worried about catching or spreading the virus.

“People are also worried about being a burden on the NHS system.

“But the NHS is here to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as your physical health.

“You shouldn’t put off seeing a doctor about a physical health condition, and the same goes for your mental health. The earlier you seek help, the better.”