Links

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

Age UK

www.ageuk.org.uk
Information and advice for older adults.


Anxiety Network

www.anxietynetwork.com
Information about generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder.


Black dog video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc#t=23
An animated video from the World Health Organisation describing the symptoms of depression using the analogy of ‘a black dog’.


Carers UK

www.carersuk.org
Information and advice for those caring for others.


Change 4 life

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


Citizens Advice Bureau

www.adviceguide.org.uk
Free and confidential advice about legal and financial issues.


Community Alcohol Service (CAS)

www.cddft.nhs.uk/our-services/community-health-services/alcohol-services.aspx
Brief information about the Community Alcohol Service within County Durham.


Department of Health

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


Drink aware

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


Eating distress service

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


Get self help

www.getselfhelp.co.uk
CBT materials to assist treatment of mental health issues.


Gov.uk

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


Harbour

http://www.countydurhamfamilies.info/kb5/durham/fsd/organisation.page?id=RMyFXQTIb9Q

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


IAPT

www.iapt.nhs.uk
National website for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.


Living Mindfully

www.livingmindfully.co.uk
Information about Mindfulness meditation. Includes information about local courses and events.


Mental Health Matters

www.mentalhealthmatters.com
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.


Mind

www.mind.org.uk
National charity providing information and support relating to mental health.


Mood Juice

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
Self-help information for mental health issues.


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

www.nice.org.uk
Latest research and good clinical practice guidelines in Health and Care.


NHS choices

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


Neca

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


NHS County Durham

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


NHS Smoke free

www.nhs.uk/smokefree
Information about stopping smoking and local services offering support to quit.


OCD UK

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


Rethink

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


Samaritans

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


Sign health

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


Stonham

www.homegroup.org.uk/careandsupport/stonhamservices/Pages/StonhamServices.aspx
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

www.tewv.nhs.uk
NHS Trust. The trust is one of the partners providing the Talking Changes service.


Victim support

www.victimsupport.org.uk
Help and information for people who have been a victim of crime.


Volunteering.org

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

Locate County Durham

https://www.durhamlocate.org.uk/

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.