Middlesbrough Carers & Families Well-Being Service

Mind parent/carer wellbeing service

07 October 2020

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind Carers and Families Well-being Service

The Carers and Families Well-Being Service is available for Parents/Carer's from Middlesbrough.

Mind parent/carer wellbeing service

Shazana Arshad-Ali, Carers' Well-Being Practitioner at Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind explained:

The service consists of two Carers' Well-Being Practitioners. My role is to support parents/carers of children under the age of 18. My colleague, Renee Brady, supports parents/carers of adults over the age of 18. She works with adult carers who have accessed the Crisis Team.

We are already working with a wide range of carers including several kinship carers. We know looking after a loved one who has mental health needs can be extremely challenging and we want to ensure all Middlesbrough carers and parents are properly supported."

How can I access the service?

The criteria of both services is that the person being cared for has a mental health need and is from Middlesbrough.

Contact the team on; 01642 257020 or email carers@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk 

The service offers:

  • 1:1 emotional support.
  • Information about Statutory Carers' Assessments.
  • Advice and guidance on money or benefits issues.
  • Referrals to specialist services where needed.
  • Advice and information on mental health conditions.
Is there anything else available?

Coffee Mornings

In addition, fortnightly Coffee Mornings for parents/carers from Middlesbrough 

Coffee meet

This is a safe space for you to:

  • Socialise and have fun
  • Make new friends
  • Share ideas and tips                                       
  • Have a break!

Coffee mornings usually run on Thursdays, 9.30-11.30 at The Mind Centre, 90-92 Lothian Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2QX.

To find out when the next coffee morning is taking place contact Shazana Arshad-Ali – Carers Well-Being Practitioner (01642) 257020.

Walk and Talk

walk in park

Renee Brady, also a Carers Well-Being Practitioner at Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, provides 1:1 sessions in the local park for parents/ carers who are looking after a loved one aged 18+ with mental health needs. This is aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness. 

You can contact Renee to find out more by calling (01642) 257020. 

Other activities

Both Shazana and Renee are able to provide virtual sessions or telephone support if a carer is unable to meet due to Covid restrictions or their caring responsibilities.

The team also offer access to training and recreational activities such as Basic IT, First Aid, Gardening and Art and Crafts.

Give them a call today to find out more on 01642 257020 or email carers@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk