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DOORWAYS Staff and volunteers are appropriately qualified and experienced in:

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLPtCA)
  • Counselling skills
  • Emotional well-being
  • Mindfulness & Resilience
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Mental health

DOORWAYS serves young people 13-25 throughout East Cleveland, those in need of support with:

  • Confidence building
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety and depression;
  • Employability;
  • Communication skills;
  • Addictions;
  • Housing
  • Sexual health.

We have particular specialism and success in relation to young people's emotional health and mental well-being and helping them move closer to the labour market.

We are well networked and have established pathways in place to receive referrals from many organisations including statutory such as GPs and schools, and voluntary including other support organisations. Our profile has resulted in around a third of our referrals being from individuals in the community who refer themselves. Our door is open.

We recognise that many young people are at risk, facing multiple challenges, and are confident that we can provide support to those with more than one identified issue including: low level mental health; at risk of offending; leaving care; homeless; with a learning disability and/or addiction.

The project is open Monday to Friday 9:30 till 4:30 – Upstairs at Milo's Café, Station Street Saltburn. We try to be as flexible as possible with appointments to meet the needs of young people; whilst maintaining a drop-in service too.

Contact DoorWays on: 01287 236006 or Text 07548 650205

A range of interventions are offered including:

(One to one)

  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Active listening
  • Life coaching and counselling skills.

(Group work)

  • Innovative and interactive sessions, developed by Doorways to increase personal development in several specific areas
  • Peer to peer support and content co-production around well-being themes.

What sets us apart from other services is that we are responsive at the point of need and offer open-ended, individually tailored support, co-designed with the young person.

Doorways gives young people coping strategies and skills which they will access and use for the rest of their life. Our clients tell us how the impact of our service has had a positive effect on their health and well-being and has enabled them to resume their role in their family and community.

85% of our clients report an overall improvement in their emotional health and general wellbeing following completion of their sessions with Doorways.

In addition, to the benefits experienced by individuals, our service enables other statutory and non-specialist providers to signpost or refer on their clients who need more bespoke help.

Doorways promotes resilience, encourages prevention and delivers early intervention.