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Meet the LESA Service

Hello! My name is Siobhan, I have worked for Arch Teesside as the Life Enhancement Skill’s Advisor ( LESA ) for nearly 6 years.  Throughout this time, the service has gone through many changes, due to the client’s needs and partly due to covid. I work part time and am the only LESA at present, […]

ARCH Teesside: 25 Years of Delivering Specialist Sexual Violence Support.

On Friday 16th December 2022 ARCH Teesside marked 25 years of delivering specialist support to victims and survivors of sexual violence. During the afternoon event, held at The Resource Centre, attendees had the opportunity to share and celebrate ARCH and its journey to supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence over the last quarter of […]

Pre-Trial Therapy

Our counselling service addresses the immediate and long-term impact of trauma on mental health and wellbeing. Our goal is to foster healing and growth and facilitate trauma resolution. Each person’s needs are unique however some of the common issues we work with on a regular basis are self-harm, attachment, relationships, anxiety, dissociation, suicidal thoughts, flashbacks, […]


Today marks the start of #VolunteerWeek. Volunteer’s Week (1 -7 June) is in its 38th year of the UK recognising volunteers and coincides with The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. We spoke to Megan, one of the Board of Trustees about her role and why she chose to volunteer for ARCH Teesside. Can you tell us […]

Local Company raises money for ARCH!

ARCH would like to say a big thank you, to Your NRG for the Hartlepool Football Fundraising event they held in November to raise valuable donations for ARCH Teesside. Despite the red weather warning, the freezing temperatures, and the harsh elements of rain, snow, and wind, the guys from Hartlepool and other branches of Your […]

A day in the life of a play therapist.

Play therapy is a way of supporting children and young people to explore and process different issues and worries using non-directive play. However, in March 2020 a global pandemic was declared, and the country went into lockdown. This had a negative impact on many people but in particular, our younger generation who learn through play […]

16 Days of Activism: A message.

Sarah Jayne Walker, ARCH’s Chair of the Board of Trustees speaks about Violence Against Women and why the work ARCH does is important, today on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and every day. “Violence against women remains a public health problem and human rights violation of pandemic proportions that preceded the […]

Funding announced for Pre-Trial Therapy Training.

ARCH is pleased to announce that we have secured some funding to deliver Pre-Trial Therapy Training to professionals and organisations across Teesside. This will help to ensure that victims of sexual violence can access therapeutic support alongside ongoing criminal justice investigations and processes. The CPD accredited training will include topics such as: • Pre-Trial Therapy […]

We are here for you!

COVID update! 24th September 2020 ARCH services have continued to operate throughout the COVID pandemic albeit a little differently and we want to thank all of our clients, staff, and volunteers for the ways in which they have adapted to this to keep everyone as safe as possible. You have been amazing! As the rules […]