Within Stockton on Tees, there are is a fantastic range of support across the borough - some of these are detailed below.
Stockton Information Directory is an invaluable resource that offers a wealth of information and support for individuals and families in Stockton-on-Tees. It provides details of various services, advice, and support available across the borough. Whether you are an adult, child, young person, or a family, the directory serves as a valuable tool to help you access the assistance you may need.
Harbour works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.
In the Stockton area, the organisation offers an adult outreach service, a children's outreach service, refuge, a preventions programme and the Freedom Programme. The refuges are open to women and children fleeing domestic abuse.
Refuge work with women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
The Helpline can help you find a refuge vacancy for you and your children; and can also support you to find other specialist services in your community, which can provide support whether or not you have left your partner.
www.refuge.org.uk / Phone (24 hour service) / 0808 2000 247
My Sister’s Place
My Sisters Place is an independent specialist domestic abuse service for women, aged 16 years and over. My Sister’s Place offers a confidential women only space to discuss your concerns.
Tees Valley Women’s Centre
The centre is the only “women only” space in Teesside, providing a holistic approach to all women’s issues.
EVA supports women and their families who are, or have been, victims of domestic/sexual abuse and violence.
Men's Advice website is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.
The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline for domestic violence perpetrators, male or female, wishing to address their violence and abuse.
HONOUR BASED VIOLENCE
Halo Charity provides support to anyone suffering honour based violence and anyone at risk of forced marriage.
Sexual health services provide a wide range of support including information and advice on all types of contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and treatment.
Teesside Sexual Health is confidential, non-judgmental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations. There are appointment-based and walk in services available across Stockton-on-Tees.
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Teesside
The Teesside SARC offers free support and practical help to anyone in Teesside who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
Arch is a specialist provider of free, confidential sexual violence support services across Teesside, offering support to men and women over 14 who have suffered rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
If you or someone else needs immediate support in a mental health crisis, the TEWV Crisis team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 051 6171
Alliance are an NHS approved provider of psychological therapies, sometimes known as talking therapies and help overcome a range of emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
These typically include anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationships issues. These services are available to those aged 16 years and over who are registered with a GP in Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool or Redcar & Cleveland.
Foundation is a social inclusion charity that believes in empowering people to make changes in their lives.
SupportLine - Confidential Emotional Support
SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse
Hart Gables aims to provide support and inclusion to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender individuals of all ages, and the wider community in the Teesside area.
Trans Aware provides advocacy and support to those who identify on the Transgender Spectrum.
They also provide information and advice for the general public to better understand how to support Transgender & Non-Binary identities.
FFLAG - Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. They are dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons.
A Way Out
A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity based in Stockton on Tees, working with the most vulnerable and at risk individuals, seeking to empower and equip them to find a way out of life-limiting and life-controlling situations.
A Way Out which aims to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people to live lives free from harm, abuse and exploitation and to reduce life limiting choices and behaviour.
Service users include women and young people with substance misuse problems, involved with sex work, homeless or living on the streets, often engaged in offending or victims of abuse.
If you do not have anywhere to live or you are at risk of losing your accommodation, the Stockton Borough Council Homelessness Prevention team can help.
Phone: 01642 528389 / Emergency duty team: 01642 524552 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
Alcohol Change UK is a leading UK alcohol charity, formed from the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK.
Alcohol Change UK aims to:
reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and the quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems.
act as the national umbrella body for local agencies tackling alcohol-related harm and offering help to the families and friends of those with alcohol-related problems.
play a key role in promoting and advising on the development of national alcohol policy and in promoting public awareness of alcohol issues.
SAUK is made up of people who have either been victims of drink and needle spiking or had their lives impacted in some way by this vicious crime.
The Halo Project is a specialist confidential service and support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women and girls, plus advice for agencies for HBV/FM/FGM.
The Halo Project has been set up specifically to support victims suffering abuse in the name of honour and those experiencing forced marriage in the Tees Valley area.
Bullying and Harassment
Bullying UK is a website which helps children, parents and teachers to deal with bullying. They are part of Family Lives.
County Lines /cuckooing
County Lines is a term used for organised illegal drug-dealing networks, usually controlled by a person using a single telephone number, or ‘deal line’.