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  • Fe Robinson

Darlington Mental Health Support

I recently received this very useful list of websites and contact for mental health and wellbeing in the Darlington area.  Please spread it far and wide so that people have the best access possible to what is out there. 


• Crisis Team - Tees Esk and Wear Valley

The Crisis Team service is available in a mental health emergency 24/7 for people and carers and can be accessed by calling 0800 0516171


• Cruse Bereavement Care

Helping people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support,

information, and campaigning


• Darlington Children’s Front Door

If there is a concern about a child or young person, Children’s Front Door can be contacted via telephone: 01325 406222 or email: childrensfrontdoor@darlington.gov.uk


• Darlington Assistance for Refugees

Support and advice for asylum seekers and refugees


• Darlington Association on Disability (DAD)

Support for people with disabilities and autism through the provision of services, support, and information


• Daisy Chain

Supporting and empowering autistic and neurodivergent individuals through the provision of

holistic person-centred services


• Darlington Mind

A range of services for children and young people aged between 11 and 18 whenever a bit of extra support is needed


• Darlington Parent Carer Forum

The Darlington Parent Carer Forum is a parent-led forum for parent and carers of Special

Educational Needs (SEN) and disabled children and young people


• Darlington Young Carers (Humankind)

Support for young carers aged 5 to 25


• Durham and Darlington Talking Therapies

A self-help, counselling and talking therapies service for ages over 16

designed to help with common mental health problems


• First Stop Darlington

Information, advice, guidance, and support to people who are

experiencing difficulties in their lives that may make them vulnerable to a range of outcomes


• Growing Healthy Darlington

Promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of all children & young people aged 5 to 19


• Harbour Support Services

Harbour works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner, or other family member


• Healthwatch Darlington

Information for residents who use local health and social care services


• Kooth

Kooth is a digital free, safe, confidential, and non-stigmatised way for young people aged 11 to 18 years to receive counselling, advice and support on-line


• Little Treasures

Supporting autistic adults and children by providing support and practical advice to parents/carers


• Listening Post

A listening and mentoring project seeking to help young people with low level mental health and wellbeing issues


• MindEd

A free educational resource on children, young people, adults, and older people’s mental health


• Recovery College

Provides a range of online educational courses and resources for people struggling with mental health


• Relate North-East

Relate has blogs, resources, books, and self-help tools for just about every relationship problem out there


• Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service (SENDIASS)

Supporting parents and carers of children who have or may have special educational needs


• Shout 85258

A free, confidential, anonymous text support service that can be texted from wherever you are in the UK. If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, trained volunteers are there, day or night


• Tees Valley Sleep Service

Telephone support & resources, sleep workshops and 1:1 sleep assessments for ages 21⁄2 to 18 years with an additional health or development need


• Young Minds

Provides young people with tools to look after their mental health with a website full of advice



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