Mental Health Support
One in four of us may experience a mental health problem at some time in our lives or know someone who needs support.
There are many reasons why we might develop a mental health problem, including dealing with social problems or a difficult personal event. There are many treatment and support options available to people with mental health problems. Adult Social Care, G.P's and Acute Mental health Services (via G.P. referral) all work together to advise and offer treatment.
There is lots of information available, select one of the following options to find out more.
NHS Choices provides information on mental health disorders, treatment and support. NHS Live Well offers guidance on finding mental health support, accessing therapies and provides the contact details of Mental Health Helplines.
Mental Health Foundation is mental health research, policy and service improvement charity. The charity produces a number of publications including guides to mental health problems, an A-Z of mental health and guidance on self help.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support for Children and Young People
The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Framework has been developed to increase the availability and consistent quality of emotional health and wellbeing support for children and young people in Redcar and Cleveland.
The Framework provides early intervention for children and young people showing early signs of emotional distress in order to:
- Prevent longer-term or more serious mental health issues
- Enable children and young people to develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience
- Ensure children and young people are able to continue with their usual activities and access their education
- Enable children and young people to fulfil their potential
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has approved 17 providers to deliver this service between 2nd July 2018 to 30th June 2022. Contact details and an overview of services available are outlined in the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Directory of Approved Providers.
Referrals can be made via Social Care, School Nurses, Health Visitors, Schools, Colleges and other Educational Providers*.
If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person and are concerned about their emotional health please contact your GP or one of the referring organisations outlined above.
*Referring organisations will be responsible for the costs associated with any support that is provided to a Child or Young Person.
Redcar and Cleveland Mind - Road to Recovery Service
The Redcar and Cleveland Mind 'Road to Recovery' service offers a safe environment for individuals to talk about what's on their mind; to lessen isolation and increase social interaction. For more information please visit the Redcar and Cleveland Mind website or call 01642 296052.