Please see below a number of links to other websites which you may find useful or of interest.

Age UK
Information and advice for older adults.

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

Black dog video
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.

Change 4 life
Information and advice on living a healthy lifestyle, including information on accessing the Community Health Trainers service, courses, and health checks.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Free and confidential advice about legal and financial issues.

Community Alcohol Service (CAS)
Brief information about the Community Alcohol Service within County Durham.

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

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

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

Get self help
CBT materials to assist treatment of mental health issues.
Up to date information relating to government departments and public bodies, such as employment, pensions, housing, benefits, law, education, and immigration.


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

National website for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

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

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.

National charity providing information and support relating to mental health.

Mood Juice
Self-help information for mental health issues.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Latest research and good clinical practice guidelines in Health and Care.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Trust. The trust is one of the partners providing the Talking Changes service.

Victim support
Help and information for people who have been a victim of crime.
Information about volunteering and opportunities for people who want to volunteer.

Locate County Durham

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

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.