Mental Health Matters

FREEPHONE emergency helpline: Freephone Crisis Line (August 2020)
Lets Talk Loneliness:

Military Veterans:

NHS Mental Health Care for Military Veterans



Dementia Research:

Join Dementia Research Launch - Final Press Release.docx 

Mental Capacity Act: 



NHS Choices - Stress, anxiety & depression:

NHS Choices


A service for older people in County Durham.


Learning Disabilities Health Check (poster):

Learning Disabilities Health Check Poster 

County Durham Local Offer:

The "Local Offer" provides a wide range of information for families of children and young people with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) 0-25 years of age, available from the following link or if you google "County Durham Local Offer" on any search engine.  This information provides details of all services, including health provision, support and advocacy that may help you or your child as they progress from birth to 25 years old, during their time in education.
How to use Local Offer: To find what you need, you can select a topic or age category. You can also search by keyword(s) and/or postcode/location.  You can narrow (filter) results, show results on a map, or even add results to a shortlist to tailor them to your child and family's needs. Local Offer help videos are also available.
Depression Questionnaire:
This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.  It is used by your Doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.  It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.  
If you feel you are depressed or may be suffering from depression, it is important that you make an appointment to see your GP as soon as possible.
PHQ-9 Depression Assessment Questionnaire:   Questionnaire

Mindfulness Course:

"Many of us spend a lot of time brooding about the past, worrying about the future, and being hard on ourselves.  These habits of mind are difficult to control and often leave us feeling stressed and low - mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can help us to see things differently".

Course are held regularly so if you are interested, then please contact:

Tel: 01325 552017 or Email:


ManHealth is a Community Interest Company who aim to create a network of male peer support groups across the United Kingdom for men with depression. Working aged men (25-54) account for the largest number of suicide death in the UK.  Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 50 or under.

ManHealth Foundations Building, 51-55 Church Street, Shildon DL4 1DT

Tel: 01388 320023


Online support for those experiencing mental health problems:

Free online mental health wellbeing support is available from your local NHS mental health provider ... TEWV (Tyne Esk & Wear Valley).

Recovery College Online offers mental health information, resources and recovery focused e-learning packages -

(June 2019)

Recovery College:

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