Colour Your Life www.colouryourlife.org.uk
Colour your Life in County Durham provides access to creative
and informal learning activities for the improvement of mental
health and the development of emotional resilience. An
outreach programme is delivered at a range of community venues and
weekly courses take place at the four 'Hubs' based in Newton
Aycliffe, Stanley, Peterlee and Barnard Castle.
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. An example is
the 'Moving On' programme offered by St Cuthbert's Hospice in
Durham for people who have survived cancer. Please click the
'Hospices' tab under 'Useful Links' to find out more information
about their Day Therapy Units.
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.
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.
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital