Resources and links

As well as our local NHS approved mental health services, you can also talk to other organisations and charities, some offering 24/7 support.

The Samaritans operate a service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Contact Teesside Samaritans on FREEPHONE  116 123.

Visit the NHS choices website for a full list of helplines offering expert advice.

Carers Support

Looking after someone who has Mental Health difficulties can also be difficult for their carers. Help is available. Talk to someone who understands:

Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind - Caring for someone with a mental health difficulty can bring unique challenges, and we can support you in many different ways to face these challenges.

Hartlepool Carers  - Hartlepool Carers exists to improve the quality of lives of Carers throughout Hartlepool and the surrounding villages. They do this by providing bespoke advice, information and support services.


Benefits Advice

Macmillan Support

People affected by cancer including their carers are often concerned about financial problems due to reduced income and increased costs such as travelling expenses and extra heating.

A Macmillan benefits adviser can help by working out financially what you may be entitled to. The adviser has specialist knowledge of benefits, tax credits and grants. Find out more

Money worries or caring for someone? Do you know what you are entitled to?

If money worries are getting you down, free and confidential advice/assistance relating to welfare benefits and tax credits are available in GP surgeries.
You can arrange to speak to an advisor at one of several health venues across the region. 

Middlesbrough GP Surgery Advice Sessions:

Parkway Surgery               Monday am

Newlands Medical Centre Monday pm

Cleveland Health Centre    Tuesday am

Oakfield Medical Practice   Tuesday pm

Park Surgery                     Wednesday am

Martonside Medical Centre    Thursday am

Coulby Medical Practice     Thursday pm

Crossfell Health Centre      Friday am

You can contact the daily advice line on 01642 729242 or email:


Redcar and Cleveland GP Surgery Advice Sessions:

Coatham, Redcar 9:30am-12:30pm
Manor House, Normanby 9:30am-12:30pm

Low Grange, Eston 9:30am-12:30pm

Hillside, Skelton 9:30am-12:30pm
Huntcliffe, Saltburn 9:30am-12:30pm
Redcar Primary Care Centre, Redcar 12:30pm-3:30pm

Woodside, Loftus 9:30am-12:30pm

The Garth, Guisborough 1pm-4pm

To book an appointment with an advisor, please telephone 01642 771166 or email




You can also contact Citizens Advice who can offer advice on your circumstances.