We were established in 1995 by a group of local people who wanted to provide information and activities for people in the community experiencing mental health difficulties. We're a member of the national Mind network and work within the quality standards of Mind, but all our work is delivered here in Teesside and is focused entirely on supporting the local community.
Since our inception we've worked hard to develop what we do in response to local issues. Now, we work with almost 10,000 people in Teesside every year to improve their mental health and wellbeing in lots of different ways.
Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind Telephone Befriending is part of Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.
We believe everybody struggling with their mental health should be able to access support quickly and easily. People’s lives can be difficult and complicated, we understand that, and we're not here to judge. Lots of different people in our community access our services and we treat everybody as an individual and strive to always do our best to help.
Just 30 minutes of your time a week could make a massive difference to an older person's life. If you're empathetic and good at talking on the phone, you could be a Telephone Befriending volunteer for Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.