USEFUL LINKS

AGE UK

Information and advice for older adults.

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Anxiety Network

Information about generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder.

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Black Dog

An animated video from the World Health Organisation describing the symptoms of depression using the analogy of ‘a black dog’.

Carers UK

Information and advice for those caring for others.

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Change 4 Life

Information and advice on living a healthy lifestyle, including information on accessing the Community Health Trainers service, courses, and health checks.

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Free and confidential advice about legal and financial issues.

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Department of Health

Website of the Department of Health. The site includes policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

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Drink Aware

Information and latest research about alcohol consumption. Includes a ‘unit calculator’ and advice about how to help reduce alcohol intake.

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Eating Distress Service

Information and support for people who are affected by eating distress or eating disorders in the North East.

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Get Self Help

CBT materials to assist treatment of mental health issues.

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Gov.uk

Up to date information relating to government departments and public bodies, such as employment, pensions, housing, benefits, law, education, and immigration.

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Harbour

Information about the Harbour Service in County Durham, which offers help and support for people affected by domestic abuse.

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IAPT

National website for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

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Living Mindfully

Information about Mindfulness meditation. Includes information about local courses and events.

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Locate County Durham

A one-stop web page by Durham County Council that allows you to easily find any service in County Durham.

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Mental Health Matters

A mental health charity offering services and support across the region; information about their local services, organisation, news and resources. Mental Health Matters is one of the partners providing the Talking Changes service.

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Mind

National charity providing information and support relating to mental health.

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Latest research and good clinical practice guidelines in Health and Care.

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NHS Choices

Official NHS site including information about many health conditions and services available throughout the UK.

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Neca

Information and support for people with substance misuse issues, such as alcohol, drugs, and gambling.

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NHS County Durham

Website of NHS County Durham: the organisation responsible for commissioning health care services for the people of County Durham and Darlington.

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NHS Smoke free

Information about stopping smoking and local services offering support to quit.

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OCD UK

A charity which offers information and support to people suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Rethink

National Mental health Charity offering support and advice around mental illness.

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Samaritans

Emotional support for people in distress. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Sign Health

A national charity offering information and support regarding health for deaf people (includes information in BSL format).

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Stonham

Information about Stonham Services who provide advice and support for a wide range of needs; from substance abuse to homelessness.

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Trust. The trust is one of the partners providing the Talking Changes service.

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Victim Support

Help and information for people who have been a victim of crime.

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Volunteering

Information about volunteering and opportunities for people who want to volunteer.

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Wellbeing For Life

Advice and support in County Durham.

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Disclaimer: The links above are some of the websites that our service users may find useful. Talking Changes is not responsible for any of the content displayed within any of the websites listed and do not endorse any of the services or products.

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