Support for people with mental health needs
We work with a number of groups and organisations to make sure that you get the services you need. We provide social care services in partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and also work with local service user and carers groups, voluntary groups and private sector providers.
We are committed to putting every person who needs support at the heart of all that we do. This means being flexible and offering everyone who is eligible for social care services the opportunity to direct their own support.
Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind is a registered local charity that provides confidential services for people who have emotional or mental health needs and their families. Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind is affiliated to Mind. If you want to share your views with the Council about a service we provide, but need some support to do this, you can ask someone to act as your 'advocate'. More information about what advocacy is can be found on the Mind website.
Impact on Teesside
Impact on Teesside is a free and confidential service, commissioned by the NHS and is available to anyone aged 16 and over living in Stockton-on-Tees. They provide support to individuals who are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, and a wide range of other common psychological and emotional issues. This includes recovery support for people who have experienced mental ill-health in the past and talking therapies over the telephone on a self-referral basis.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care offers a free national helpline, staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.
The Helpline number is 0808 808 1677 and is open Monday to Friday 9:30 to 5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when it is open until 8pm. They can also be contacted by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Emergency
Those in mental distress can now contact their local mental health crisis service using the new single point of access telephone number 0300 0200 317. People with learning disabilities and/or autism can also contact crisis services using this number.
- NHS - Every Mind Matters - for expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
- Samaritans - can be contacted for free to talk about anything that is troubling you on their 24 hour helpline: 116123
If someone is at immediate risk of suicide or injury through self-harm, treat it as an emergency and call 999.