This will be the first service of its kind in Teesside and will support at least 480 people each year!
In partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, we will work alongside the NHS mental health crisis team to provide additional non-clinical support to adults living in Teesside.
Our Together in a Crisis team provides flexible, non-clinical support to people whose life circumstances are contributing to their distress. These circumstances could include long-term medical conditions, bereavement, unemployment, addiction, or housing difficulties.
The support we offer is personalised and based on each person’s circumstances. It often includes emotional support and help to access community resources, such as talking therapies, debt advice, training or education, and other support services.
Our Together in a Crisis team begins by having a conversation with the person in distress, to identify the priorities and actions needed to support them. Each person is assigned a dedicated link worker, who will support them every step of the way.
Currently, we have Together in a Crisis teams in Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, and North and South Tyneside, but we’re delighted to be able to extend this support to Teesside.
Adam Crampsie, our Chief Executive said:
I am delighted that we are expanding our Together in a Crisis service to Teesside. We have already seen its immense impact in Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, and North and South Tyneside. We know the real difference it can make to those who are facing distress.
Services like this are the future of mental health support. All parts of the healthcare system need to work collaboratively to address not just the mental distress, but also the causes behind it. Our team will work with families as well as individuals, to ensure that they have the right resources to overcome the challenges they are facing.
To help deliver this support, we’re hiring a number of people from the local area, including those with lived experience of mental ill-health and distress.