The new 24-hour Freephone listening, support and signposting telephone service offers emotional support to adults living in County Durham and Darlington.
The service is available for people to call if they are in mental or emotional distress.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the freephone line is an alternative to traditional crisis care for people and offers local people the opportunity to talk to trained mental health support workers about whatever is troubling them.
Experienced staff are on hand to provide listening support, offer advice and guidance and, if needed, signpost callers to other local services which can support their overall wellbeing.
To access the service call Freephone 0800 0516 171 and select option 1 followed by option 3.
Please visit the Mental health support service for more information
For support with anxiety and depression Let's Connect offers opportunities for people to come together to receive and provide support. They can offer one to one support, peer support groups, peer support training and also help with the creation of mutual aid groups. Lets Connect are based at the East Durham Trust Community House and can be reached on 0191 5185073. For more information click here
www.kooth.com is a free, safe and anonymous online mental health & emotional wellbeing platform available to support children & young people aged 11- to 18-year-olds in County Durham
ww.qwell.io is free, safe and anonymous online mental health & emotional wellbeing platform available to support ALL adults over the age of 18 in County Durham
If you are feeling low or depressed you could also contact your GP. Try taking the NHS Choices Depression Assessment.