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Emotional Wellbeing

Supporting your emotional wellbeing

Being diagnosed with cancer is a very frightening and anxious time. It's normal to experience feelings of sadness, anger or loneliness. Help and support is available to you. We found some information and resources that might help.

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

A wide range of mental health self-help guides on issues such as anxiety, bereavement, depression and low mood, sleeping problems and stress can be accessed free of charge by clicking on the Trust's website


Mind is a mental health charity that supports over 370,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.


The NHS website has lots of resources to help people who are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed.  It includes sections on mental wellbeing, managing stress and anxiety, mental health at work, improving low mood, information about therapy and counselling and a mood self-assessment.

Talking Changes

Talking Changes is a self-help and talking therapies service designed to help anyone living in the County Durham and Darlington area to deal with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, as well as panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder.

Wellbeing for Life - County Durham

Click here to visit the Wellbeing for Life Youtube channel to access free virtual wellbeing workshops.

Whether you want to learn about healthy cooking, manage your stress and resilience levels, get creative with crafts or you want to increase your physical activity - there's something here for everyone's abilities!

'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital