Who we are

The Link is a Community Interest Company or a CIC for short, which means we are motivated by making a positive change rather than making money.  We believe that nobody should have to face emotional distress alone, so we provide a variety of therapeutic services, activities, training and events to support children, young people and families who are facing challenges in relation to mental health.

When were we set up?

The Link was established in 2010 when our Founder and inspiring Managing Director, Tina Jackson identified that there wasn't enough help for children and young people when it came to mental health, there wasn't anything to help when issues were just starting only when they reached crisis point, so she established The Link!

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce the number of children and young people facing mental health issues and emotional distress by providing an holistic approach and bespoke interventions when needed.

Our Objectives

  • to reduce the number of children and young people facing mental health issues and emotional distress
  • to provide a holistic therapeutic approach to support children and young people facing mental health challenges
  • to provide a whole family approach and support families and carers to understand the catalysts of mental health issues and to provide education and tools to support positive mental health in children & young people
  • to support other health care professionals through training and best practice to build positive mental health in children & young people across our region
  • to provide a platform for lifetime wellbeing for brilliant healthy minds so that all children and young people can be the best they can be!

How we Work

Welcome to The Link a North East based professional mental health and emotional wellbeing provider. We provide therapeutic services to children, young people and families across the North East including Teesside and the boroughs of Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and Darlington. Our services include a wide range of emotional resilience workshops and training, therapeutic assessments, one to one therapeutic intervention, including specialist therapies.


Our specialist services are delivered by multi-disciplined team who can offer support in complex cases such as trauma and attachment, non verbal therapies including and Theraplay. Our portfolio also includes Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Child Psychotherapy.


We are registered providers with local authorities for post adoption and looked after children services and also preferred providers for Redcar & Cleveland and North Yorkshire.


We work within schools across the region and can accept referrals from GP's, schols, CAMHS, social care, parents, carers and other community organisations.


We work with a holistic solution focused approach to ensure that the needs of the child or young person are met and also offer parent support.