If you find your thoughts, feelings or moods difficult to cope with you can talk to us in confidence.

From the moment you contact us we’ll listen to how you feel and treat you like an individual.

All our psychological "talking" therapies: self-help, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and counselling, work by helping you to understand your situation and learn new skills to manage your emotions.

If you would like to fill in our online self-referral form, we will be in touch within 10 working days for an assessment over the phone to see how we can help.

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Together, we’ll work out ways for you to:

  • Cope better with things that worry you
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve your motivation
  • Build structure and activity back into your life
  • Reduce your stress and feel more relaxed
  • Be more assertive
  • Improve your sleep
  • Improve your physical health

How we work

We provide one-to-one and group therapies for people aged 16 and over from a number of venues. We will try to provide your support from a venue most suitable for you.

As well as providing therapy face to face, we also do this over the phone and sometimes treatment can be a mixture of the two.

Recharge Workshops

Come and access our Recharge Workshops - watch the video below to see if this might help you!

Our NEW Recharge workshops are aimed at people who work through the week but would like to find ways to re-charge and energise themselves.

This workshop will introduce you to tools you can use to keep you well and make you feel like your running on 100% rather than empty.

Interested? Apply online here

Silvercloud - Online Self-help

We offer SilverCloud, a flexible online programme designed to help you learn techniques to overcome feelings of depression, anxiety or stress. You can use this programme at home in your free time and it will suggest a range of activities and exercises to help your mental health such as videos and blogs. You don't have to have a mental health diagnosis or go to your GP to use SilverCloud.

If you would like to find out more or register, please call 01642 218361.

Who is this service for?

We can help you if you are aged 16 and over and are experiencing:

  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Depression and low moods
  • Health anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma

How can I access this service?

If you are Age 18 to 49, Age 50 and over, Age under 18, living in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, you can access this service by
Telephone: Open Minds 01642 218361

What happens next?

You can make a referral online by clicking here, call us yourself or ask your GP to do so. There will be no pressure to use the service and we will let you know all of your options.

We will make the process simple and straightforward and can answer any questions you may have.

In the meantime, you can download the leaflet and referral form below so you can have a look at the questions you could be asked on the phone.

Once you have made contact we will see which service will be suitable for you and book you in for an assessment over the phone, normally within 10 working days... Don't worry it won't cost you anything - we will call you.

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