Welcome to Acorns

We offer a range of services to support families affected by domestic abuse in North Tyneside and Northumberland

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Our work aims to:

  • Improve physical and mental health and well-being
  • Increase personal resources by building self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness
  • Empower families to increase resilience and live safely and independently

We do this by

Placing you and/or your children, or the whole family at the centre of our practice and providing safe environments for you – you will always be consulted about what support you need, and you will always be given a choice.  Our services are always accessed voluntarily, and will always be free.

Single Door, Many Rooms

We have a wide range of services on offer which might benefit you.  When we meet you, we will discuss with you what support you feel you need.  We will then work with you to put together a suitable package of support that we all agree will be of benefit to you– but don’t worry – we also recognise that things can change, so we review support on an ongoing basis and changes can be made whenever needed.

 

Highly Commended - Uniquely North East Award

Children & young people

At Acorns we will work with you to find the best way to help you and make sense of what is happening in your life and to share your worries and muddles.

Parents and carers

Acorns can offer support to parents and carers of children who attend Acorns. 

Professionals

We offer training and support for professionals working with  children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

Meet our team

Abby

Chief Executive Officer

Alex

Child Counsellor

Alyson

Family Support Worker

Domonique

Play Therapist

Helen

Recovery team co-ordinator

Maureen

Administrator

Kate

Administrator

Kris

Prevent and Cope Coordinator/ Children and Young People's Worker

Julia

Recovery Team Coordinator, Northumberland/ Counsellor

Louise

Children and Young People's Worker

Nikki

Outreach Councillor

Nina

Adult Counselling Coordinator/ Art Psychotherapist

Pippa

Play Therapist

Rachael

First Response Worker

Sarah

Outreach Counsellor

Stacey

Family Support Worker

Vicky

Children and Young People's Worker

Our spaces

At Acorns you will always be greeted with a warm welcome, whether you are here to play, talk or have a cup of tea in the waiting room.