Liaison and diversion service

Middlesbrough Police Headquarters




Tel: 01642 302090


About the service

The all age liaison and diversion service offers assessment and advice for people who experience mental health concerns / difficulties.

We may also provide advice to criminal justice system staff in respect of your needs whilst in their care.

The professional you have seen is a registered mental health worker. They should have given you the opportunity to talk about your concerns in a private setting.

All sensitive information will remain confidential as far as possible.  However, information will be shared with other professional services, should risks to yourself or others, including children, be identified.

Your GP may be informed of your meeting with the team.


Aims of the service


  • Advice and support for people in the Criminal Justice System who have mental health needs
  • Liaison with other professionals involved with you
  • Information about other services
  • Signposting to other services


  • Individual assessment  of your needs whilst in custody
  • To contribute to risk assessments with relation to mental health issues


  • To arrange access to appropriate mental health or learning disability services


Our website

Find out about mental health conditions, treatments and local and national organisations offering support at:

For information about medication, see:


Useful contacts

Drug and alcohol





0800 77 66 00

0845 769 7555

Mental Health Matters helpline



Redcar & Cleveland





0800 052 7349 6pm – 6am

0800 052 7350 6pm – 6am

0800 052 0658 6pm – 6am

0845 045 7110 5pm – 9am

24 hours weekends and bank holidays


0845 766 0163

Self-Harming Network

CRUSE Bereavement Counselling

0844 477 9400

Victim support

0845 30 30 900

Citizens Advice

0844 499 4110


0300 100 1234


08457 90 90 90

Domestic Violence

National Women’s Aid

0808 20000 247

Respect Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

NHS 111



Patient Advice Liaison Service


0800 052 0219


Veterans Wellbeing Assessment & Liaison Service

0191 4415974


Leaflet reference:        L841

Version:                       V2

Date last updated:       03/2017

Archive date:               03/2020


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