For the latest information and guidance on Covid-19, including local updates, symptoms and translations for advice, click HERE.

Information and Signposting Directory

Arthritis

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Rheumatoid arthritis advice

Asthma

Asthma UK

Health advice for people with asthma

Autism

Daisy Chain Project

The charity provides a range of support services to children and adults affected by autism, either with a diagnosis or who are undergoing the diagnostic process, their parents/carers and their siblings living in a Teesside postcode area.

National Autistic Society

UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families.

Catalyst Stockton - Keeping People Connected

Catalyst Stockton has launched a support service for those who have or may have a learning disability and/or autism. People with learning disability and /or autism can become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Dealing with bereavement and grief

Blood

NHS Blood and Transplant

Information about blood donation and transplant services

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

Advice for people with cancer

Lymphoma Action

Advice for people with lymphoma

Bloodwise

Advice on blood cancer

The Eve Appeal

Advice on gynaecological cancer

Carers

Carers UK

Caring for a relative or friend? When caring affects you and your family Carers UK is here to provide the support and advice you need.

Carers Trust

Carers Trust work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Children and Young People

Kooth

Kooth is a free, anonymous, online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use

YoungMinds

Mental health support for young people

Crohn's and Colitis

Crohn's and Colitis UK

Advice for people with Crohn's and colitis

Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society

Information for people affected by dementia

Dementia Talking Point is an online community where people affected by dementia can receive valuable support from people in similar situations.

Dementia Friends

Teesside Dementia Link Services

A charity based in the Tees Valley aiming to provide support to dementia sufferers and their carers, through support groups, activities and social events.

Dentists and dental treatment

NHS England

Update on getting help from a dentist

British Dental Association

Advice for patients

Oral Health Foundation

Dental care

Diabetes

Diabetes UK

Advice for people living with diabetes

Diabetes UK chat: Your Friends in the North Facebook group

Disability and benefits

Turn2Us

Scope

Domestic Abuse

A Way Out

A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity 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

https://www.awayout.co.uk

Harbour

Harbour works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member

Women's Aid

Support and advice for survivors

Bright Sky

A free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. The app is also designed to be used by professionals looking for information about issues around domestic abuse such as online safety, stalking and harassment and sexual consent. It looks like a weather app so the abuser wouldn’t suspect if it was on a survivor’s phone.

Drugs and Alcohol

Bridges Family and Carer Service

Offering advice and support for families and carers affected by substance and alcohol misuse across Stockton

The Moses Project

The Moses Project is a registered charitable company which provides guidance, mentoring and support to hundreds of adult males with past and current addictions to drugs and alcohol. The men usually live in chaotic circumstances and are suffering the consequences of long-term self-abuse

Talk to Frank

Foodbanks

Billingham and Stockton Foodbank

Provide food parcels to those in greatest need to people living in Stockton. 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Information on foodbanks across Stockton

Catalyst Stockton Community Support

An army of volunteers, businesses and community groups has assembled across Stockton-on-Tees to make sure help reaches those who need it most during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Catalyst, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Borough’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector have formed the COVID Community Support Team.

If you are at staying at home because you are vulnerable or self-isolating then the team can help with:

  • Shopping
  • Providing essential food supplies
  • Collecting and delivering prescriptions
  • Walking or taking care of pets
  • Listening on the phone and giving emotional support
  • Putting you in touch with places that can provide advice and guidance
  • Other practical help – let the team know what you need and they’ll try to help

You can get in touch for yourself or if you know of someone who you think needs help ask them if you can contact the team on their behalf.

Call: 01642 733906 (9am-12pm, Monday-Friday)

Email: covidcommunitysupport@catalyststockton.org

Salvation Army

Salvation Army offering foodbank support

Healthy Eating

Growing Well Growing Healthy

Offers healthy eating and activity advice and support to children in Stockton.

Stockton Infant Feeding

Offers advice from their infant feeding team through digital video groups

Hidden Disabilities

Please give me space/Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

For anyone who struggles to confidently social distance

HIV

Terrence Higgins Trust

Offers advice and support for people affect by HIV

Homelessness

Bridgehouse Mission

Stockton Churches Mission to the single homeless

Stockton Borough Council

Stockton Council will work with you to provide support if you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.  The Homelessness and Housing Solutions Service aim to prevent people becoming homeless by providing advice and assistance to help them find a solution to their housing problem

Shelter

For housing advice

Groundswell

Advice and planning for people experiencing homelessness

Kidney

National Kidney Federation

Information and advice for patients

Kidney Care UK

Guidance for patients with kidney disease

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Single point of access for mental health crisis services for those in mental distress to get urgent help

Stockton MIND

IMPACT on Teesside

We provide life changing support and services to those struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and other mental and emotional issues.

NHS Every Mind Matters

For expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing

NHS

List of mental health helplines

Apps to manage your health and wellbeing

Wellbeinginfo.org

Looking after your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Samaritans

Free confidential support if you feel you need to talk any time

YoungMinds

Mental health support for young people

Kooth

Kooth is a free, anonymous, online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use

Campaign to End Loneliness

Mind

Mental health support

Mental Health Foundation

Looking after your mental health

Beat Eating Disorders

Advice and support for those affected by eating disorders, or are supporting someone who does

Rethink Mental Illness

To help people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services and expert information

Anxiety UK

Anxiety support and resources

M.E.

M.E. Association

Money and debt

Stockton Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Offer free, impartial and confidential advice and information to people in our community to help them find the way forward and resolve their issues

Debt advice

National Debt Helpline

For anyone worried about money

Multiple Sclerosis

MS Society provides support for people living with multiple sclerosis and drive research into better treatments.

NHS – Coronavirus advice and translations

NHS 111 service for coronavirus

Find out what to do if you think you have symptoms. To protect yourself and others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Health information, news and advice

Translations

For NHS advice and Government guidance in over 60 languages

Older People

Age UK and Age UK Teesside

Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Visit Age UK today for help, information and advice or to see how you can donate or give support.

Age UK Teesside is an independent charity working in Teesside to offer support and services to older people. 

U3A

An organisation of locally-run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn for fun. Members explore new ideas, skills and activities together.

Independent Age

Offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility. 

If you feel you could do with more conversation in your life, Independent Age can connect you with a volunteer who’s good company and wants to chat.  

The Silverline

24/7 helpline for older people who want a friendly chat

Parkinson's

Parkinson's UK

Our local teams work to support people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and carers, across the UK

Pregnancy and new parents

Stockton Infant Feeding

The Infant Feeding team provides information and support for families in and around Stockton.

North Tees and Hartlepool Maternity Voices Partnership

For those with an interest in North Tees & Hartlepool maternity care, placing women and their families at the centre to help review and contribute to maternity care.

DadPad

If you’ve found out you’re going to be a dad, the DADPad app offers quick, on-the-go advice to help you care for your baby and family, including information on mental wellbeing.

Safeguarding

Teesside Safeguarding Adults Board

The Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board is the statutory body that sets the strategic direction for safeguarding.

The Board is responsible for protecting and promoting an adults’ right to live an independent life, in safety, free from abuse and neglect on Teesside.

Sensory Loss

Living With Hearing Loss

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Macular Society

Sight Advice FAQ

Stroke

Stroke Association

Volunteering

Catalyst COVID-19 Community Support

The COVID Community Support Team already has a group of brilliant Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations helping to provide support including:

If you are a VCSE organisation and you can help, or if you are an individual and you have some time and would like to volunteer, then please get in touch.

NHS Volunteer Responders

Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily to become NHS Volunteer Responders. They can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:

  • delivering medicines from pharmacies;
  • driving patients to appointments;
  • bringing them home from hospital;
  • or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

Volunteering Matters

How to volunteer