Many of the hospices in County Durham and Darlington offer
emotional support to people affected by cancer and their families
through their counselling and support teams. Please see our
'hospices' page for contact information.
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 www.talkingchanges.org.uk
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.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community