Addictions North East (ANE) is a Registered Charity (Number 1102494).

We provide help, support, counselling, mentoring for individuals and families with substance and other process addictions, mental health issues, and other neurodiverse conditions.

We offer Housing Support and Accommodation and conduct outreach work throughout County Durham, Tyne and Wear and South Northumberland and a range of other multi-disciplinary support functions. We also work with family members of our service users and offer specialist support to them, including an out of hours emergency helpline.

ANE promotes recovery from addiction and mild mental illness such as depression, low self-esteem, diminished self-confidence, and other well-being issues. We also support people with neurodiverse conditions such as personality disorders, autism, and related conditions.

We conduct regular group work sessions and face-to-face sessions. We also offer telephone counselling and recovery coaching. Our advice and support are confidential, affordable, and effective. Our Recovery Housing Department is now operational within parts of the North East of England.

Our Charity receives support from Addictions UK – the leading provider of Home-based addictions treatment, and we are grateful to them for providing a significant part of our income over the last several years.

Our Trustees are thankful to other charitable agencies for their generosity, and which we have listed under Partner Organisations, for offering us grants from March 2020 which have enabled a considerable expansion of our work.

Addictions North East Vision

To make Addictions North East a leading provider of multi-purpose therapies and support in the North East of England.

To establish inclusive partnerships with related service providers and clients.

To construct Integrated flagship projects which will enhance and influence effective, accessible, and sustainable service delivery.

Addictions North East Mission

“Provide therapeutic solutions to unmanageable behaviours exacerbated by mental health conditions, neurodiverse issues or addictions promoting a successful Learning Web as a catalyst for positive change.”

Our Directors & Trustees:

Iain Kay

Anthony Welsh

Elizabeth Barnes

Charlotte Lilley

Frank Nicholson

Jayne Price-Vickers


Scott Barnes (Chief Executive Officer)

Angela Johnson (Operations Manager)

Chartered Accountant:

Brewster & Co. (NE) Ltd, East Boldon, Tyne & Wear NE36 0LG

Our People