Joining the Dots- linking advice to mental health services

Tuesday 3rd July 2018


"Problems such as managing debt, dealing with a rogue landlord or getting adjustments at work can be much more difficult to manage if you also have mental health problems. These practical issues can have a spiralling effect on people’s mental health, yet mental health professionals are rarely able to give
support with these wider challenges. In turn, too often the services people interact with and the places where we live and work are poorly designed for people with mental health problems"
Citizens Advice. Joining the Dots 2017

SWAN invites any interested agency to attend to discuss and explore how advice agencies can be better equipped to assist clients with Mental Health Issues. 

The event will provide information and tools so that advisers can be more confident in identifying suitable services which compliment the practical support given.

To reflect the varying severities of Mental Health, we have invited a range of speakers to talk about what their service offers, who the service is most suitable for and how advisers can refer.

Some of the speakers are listed below.

  • NEIL CRAIG - Director of Teesside Samaritans
    Information on help that is available through Teesside Samaritans and what advisers can do if presented with a suicidal client.  
    For more information Teesside Samaritans, click HERE

  • BARRY HUDSON- Team Manager for the Affective Disorders Team and Access Team
    A guide on what these teams do. Help to identify suitable clients to refer andthe help that these teams can offer.  
    For information on The Affective Disorders Team click HERE
    For information on the Access Team click HERE
    Information on the wide range of services cients can access
    For information on Middlesbrough and Stockton MIND click HERE

SWAN would like to invite any representative from any interested agency, working with clients with mental health issues to attend.

Due to the venue, places will be limited to a first come, first served basis.
Please email to confirm attendance
For the same reason, places will be limited to one person per organisation


Training Room
Stockton and District Advice and Information Service
Bath Lane
TS18 2DS