A selection of useful links and telephone numbers

Health Care / Medical

University Hospital of North Tees - 24-hour A&E - www.northeast.nhs.uk - (01642) 617 617

James Cook University Hospital - 24-hour A&E - www.northeast.nhs.uk - (01642) 850850

University Hospital of Hartlepool - Minor injury unit only - www.northeast.nhs.uk - (01429) 266 654

Darlington Memorial Hospital - 24-hour A&E - www.northeast.nhs.uk - (01325) 380 100

NHS Walk-in Centre - Stockton - Open Daily 8am-8pm - www.stocktonnhshealthcentre.nhs.uk - (01642) 525 480

NHS Walk-in Centre - Darlington Open Daily 8am-8pm - Dr Piper House, King Street, Darlington DL36JL - (01325) 364271

NHS 111 - If you need medical help fast, but its not a life-threatening emergency, call NHS 111 (replaces NHS Direct) NHS 111 Service

Teesside Dental Helpline - Finding a NHS Dentist and about NHS dental charges - www.tees.nhs.uk - 0345 045 0620

Dental Emergency Helpline - This is for dental emergencies out of normal hours only - www.teeswideoutofhours.nhs.uk - 0300 123 1933

British Red Cross - www.redcross.org.uk - 0844 871 1111

St John Ambulance - www.sja.org.uk - 08700 104950

National Blood Service - www.blood.co.uk - 0300 123 2323

NHS Organ Donar Register - www.uktransplant.org.uk - 0300 123 2323

Sexual Health - Advice and support on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships - www.fpa.org.uk - 0845 122 8690


National Helplines

Samaritans - Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. - www.samaritans.org - 08457 90 90 90

Cruse Bereavement Care - Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. - www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk - 0844 477 9400

Missing People - Missing People offers a lifeline for the 250,000 people who run away and go missing each year. For those left behind, we search and provide specialised support to end the heartache and confusion. - www.missingpeople.org.uk - 0500 700 700

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre - Open every day of the year 12.00 to 2.30 and 7.00 to 9.30 - www.rasasc.org.uk - 0808 802 9999 - National Domestic Violence Helpline

Women's Aid - is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. - www.womensaid.org.uk - 0808 2000 247

Victim Supportline - A national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. - www.victimsupport.org - 0845 30 30 900

Carers Direct - Information, advice and support for carers - www.nhs.uk/carersdirect - 0808 802 02 02

Mind Infoline - Mind provides two confidential mental health information services. - www.mind.org.uk - 0845 766 0163

Parentline Plus - The leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart. - www.parentlineplus.org.uk - 0808 800 2222

National Debtline - The helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. - www.nationaldebtline.co.uk - 0808 808 4000

Shelter - If there's no time to get advice before you become homeless, it is still worth getting advice once you are homeless. You might have rights or housing options you don't know about. - www.england.shelter.org.uk - 0808 800 4444

Childline [24hr] - A free helpline offering comfort and advice for any young person with any problem. - www.childline.org.uk - 0800 1111

NSPCC Child Protection - Confidential 24hr help and support 0800 800 5000

Age UK - Formally Help The Aged/Age Concern - www.ageuk.org.uk - 0800 169 6565

SeniorLine - Advice and information service for older people - 0808 800 6565

Care UK - Working in close partnership with Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts, they provide care and support for older people as well as a range of health care services. - www.careuk.com (Online only)

Carers Federation - Dedicated to supporting carers of all ages - www.carersfederation.co.uk - 01159 629 310

Winter Warmth Advice Line - 0800 085 7000


Local Help

Stockton Borough Council - Customer Services - www.stockton.gov.uk - (direct link) - 393939

Middlesbrough Borough Council - Council Offices - www.middlesbrough.gov.uk - 245432

Children Education and Social Care - Children Education and Social Care (CESC - previously known as Social Services) offers support to many people in a wide range of circumstances. - www.stockton.gov.uk - (direct link) - 527764

Stockton Registry Office - Births, Deaths, Marriages - www.stockton.gov.uk - (direct link) - 527720

Middlesbrough Registry Office - Births, Deaths, Marriages - www.middlesbrough.gov.uk - (direct link) - 729366

The Coroner for the Redcar & Cleveland district - Coroners inquire into deaths reported to them, which appear to be violent, or of sudden and unknown causes. - www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk - (direct link) - 729350

Citizens Advice - Telephone advice service (limited hours) - www.adviceguide.org.uk - 607445

The George Hardwick FoundationCarers' Centre - Stockton - www.georgehardwickfoundation.org - 0845 3025523

The George Hardwick Foundation - North Tees - Centre for Carers' and Patients - www.georgehardwickfoundation.org - 0845 3025524

Alzheimer's Disease Society - 611110

Cleveland Police - www.cleveland.police.uk - 326326

Stockton Police - www.cleveland.police.uk - 607114

Middlesbrough Police - www.cleveland.police.uk - 248184

Crimestoppers - www.crimestoppers-uk.org - 0800 555 111


Help in an emergency

For police, fire brigade or ambulance call 999 or 112 - textphone 18000

British Transport Police - 0800 40 50 40

National Gas Emergency Service - 0800 111 999

NEDL - 0800 668877 - For Information on other local electricity companies see the Utilities heading in Thompson Local or Yellow Pages.

Floodline - 0845 988 1188

Northumbrian water [24hr] - 0845 717 1100 


Requested links

Nutritionist Resource - Search for a nutritionist near you if you're in need of support, search their network to be connected with a professional nutritionist. - www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk - 01276 301235