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‘Hope for Change’

A new project aiming to empower young women to make a difference to the barriers they face with their mental health. My name is Liani I am the newly employed Young Women’s Participation worker at Arch Teesside. I have always been passionate in supporting changes and young people. I hold experience in developing projects in […]

International Men’s Day

Shining a light on male survivors of sexual violence and abuse. 19th November marks International Men’s Day, recognising important issues which impact upon the men and boys within our communities. A key focus for ARCH Teesside is the recognition that men and boys more commonly experience, witness or are otherwise personally aware of issues of […]

ARCH-ED – Helping our children and young people to navigate challenging times.

My name is Yasmin, I am the facilitator for the ARCH-ED Prevention Programme. Facilitating this programme and engaging with the young people has been such a delight. Not only have we delivered lots of content, but I have been privileged that our young community have shown me further insight to the challenges they face in […]

Volunteer Week – Hayley’s Story.

A day in the life of a childrens’ psychotherapeutic counsellor: Hi, I’m Hayley and I’m a trainee Psychotherapeutic Counsellor for Children & Young People, training at Northern Guild and in my final year. For my last placement I have been volunteering with ARCH Teesside and I have been here since September 2022. I love my […]

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, […]

#VolunteerWeek

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 […]

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 […]

Self Referral Terms

Please read the following information before completing  this referral:

  • ARCH Teesside are a victim focused organisation and as such we do not accept referrals for anyone who is subject (the suspect) to an ongoing police investigation for sexual, domestic, or violent offences, or for anyone who may pose a risk of harm to others.
  • ARCH Teesside Counselling Service provides therapeutic support for anyone in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool who has experienced rape or any form of sexual abuse at any time in their lives and is struggling to cope with their feelings and emotions in relation to these experiences.
  • We also offer support to Men and Boys from Redcar and Cleveland. We work in partnership to support the needs of children and young people.
  • Therapy can be hard work and extremely challenging, especially in the early days. We are unable provide emergency crisis support or work with complex or severe mental health issues. For anyone who is struggling with issues relating to substance misuse, other services should also be considered. 

I confirm that the person being referred does not pose a risk of harm to others, and is not known to Police regarding violent or sexual offences.

By ticking this box, I / the person being referred agree for checks to be made regarding their risk status.

ARCH Teesside reserve the right to refuse referrals and the provision of services. All relevant risk and need information should be sent with the referral, contact 01642 822335 for more information. This referral cannot be submitted unless the above information is confirmed.

Professional Referral Terms

Please read the following information before continuing with this referral:

  • ARCH Teesside are a victim focused organisation and as such we do not accept referrals for anyone who is subject (the suspect) to an ongoing police investigation for sexual, domestic, or violent offences, or for anyone who may pose a risk of harm to others.
  • ARCH Teesside Counselling Service provides therapeutic support for anyone in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool who has experienced rape or any form of sexual abuse at any time in their lives and is struggling to cope with their feelings and emotions in relation to these experiences.
  • We also offer support to Men and Boys from Redcar and Cleveland. We work in partnership to support the needs of children and young people.
  • Therapy can be hard work and extremely challenging, especially in the early days. It is therefore important that you consider the appropriateness of ARCH for the client’s needs before making a referral.
  • For example, we are unable provide emergency crisis support or work with complex or severe mental health issues. Please speak to our referrals team on (01642) 822335 to discuss needs and appropriateness if you are unsure.
  • In the best interests of the person being referred, consideration should be given to specialist services for anyone who is struggling with issues relating to substance misuse.

I confirm that the person being referred does not pose a risk of harm to others, and is not known to Police regarding violent or sexual offences.

By ticking this box, I / the person being referred agree for checks to be made regarding their risk status.

ARCH Teesside reserve the right to refuse referrals and the provision of services. All relevant risk and need information should be sent with the referral, contact 01642 822335 for more information. This referral cannot be submitted unless the above information is confirmed.