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Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing


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

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

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital