Welcome to our website

Welcome to the North East Trust for Aphasia (NETA) website. NETA is a charity which aims to support people with aphasia and their families in the North East. NETA does this by funding the NETA Aphasia Support Centre, which offers long term support to people with aphasia, offering opportunities to take part in a variety of groups.

NETA also aims to raise awareness of aphasia in the general public as too few people understand what aphasia means.

Click on the icons within the website to find out more about aphasia, about NETA, and about our Support Centre.









Gordon's background is in Retail Training and Mangement Development and he has run many Corporate training iniatives for a number of Blue Chip organisations, such as Norwich Union, National Australian Bank, Financial Insurance Group and The Minories Motor Group.

Following his stroke in 2000, Gordon attended the Aphasia Clinic in Newcastle and became one of the founding trustees of NETA. The Aphasia Centre and NETA are both very special to Gordon and he hopes to see NETA continue its present success in supporting people with aphasia in the North East and their families.


Please note that for the time being,The Aphasia Centre office phone (0191 2088550) is being diverted to the main school office until the refurbishment is complete.

Plrase be patient with us if you have to leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Also, please note that until 30th June, all NETA groups will be held in the basement in rooms B84 and B86. The usual NETA rooms will be closed.


Meet NETA member Chris and his nephew Nicholas. Nicholas is in training to swim the English Channel to raise funds for NETA. Please take the time to look at Nicholas' Just Giving page, where he has documented his reasons for attempting this mammoth task, and support him if you can. Good luck with the training Nick and thank you from all of us at NETA!



NETA Art Group held the last of its very successful travelling art shows at Newcastle City Library from 5th to 11th of May.

NETA Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.)

The NETA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Monday June 20th at 1pm, in room B84 in King George V1 Building (ie the basement of the usual University building). All are welcome to attend. Gordon will present a Chair's report and there will be a financial report. If you have any agenda items, please send them in advance to Julie Morris (secretary). Any queries about the event or venue, please get in touch.


Sign up to get fitter and to help people with aphasia in the North East. For full details and registration at The Pedometer Challenge Website just click on the link below



The Ukes Of Northumberland are holding a Music Night on Saturday, June 4th at The Prudhoe Social Club, Northumberland,

Ray Cowell and his band will be performing, with an evening of music, singing and fun.

Great raffle, refreshments available and good cheap beer!

Admission £2.

Time: 7:30 until late

Free parking nearby

All monies raised on the night will be donated to NETA.