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Regular UK-wide virtual group for parents/family of people who self-harm (of all ages) AIMS OF THE GROUP To provide a safe virtual space for parents and family of people who self-harm of all ages to get support, share experiences, ask for advice/suggestions, get a better…
This programme of free learning at home sessions is especially designed to support families with young children under the age of 5.  The sessions are delivered on ZOOM so you will need access to a device, ideally a laptop or tablet, to enable you to…

Befriending Service "Every Call Counts"

Published: 14 January 2021
The Pioneering Care Centre are launching a new Telephone Befriending Service “Every Call Counts”  open to people aged 18 and over living in County Durham.  Our Befriending Service aims to provide a weekly phone call from one of our trained staff or volunteer befrienders to…

Lockdown Support 2021

Published: 12 January 2021
Please click on the below mobile phone links below to see what we have collected so far, we will be adding information to this link over the coming weeks, so please keep checking for our daily updates. Food Provision 2021 Useful Support Emotional Wellbeing 2021…

Covid-19 - Looking After Yourself

Published: 05 January 2021
There is a lot of uncertainty around the current COVID-19 outbreak, particularly given that the situation is constantly developing and the information about the virus remains incomplete. Understandably, this is causing a lot of worry and anxiety for people. Having children and young people at…
Durham County Council SEND teams have been working on two documents to support children and families during lockdown.  We have produced a document on ‘wellbeing’ with information on how to look after your own and your children’s mental health; and where to seek support if …
The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a big impact on the way we live our lives as individuals, families and communities.  This is an uncertain time with lots of unknowns, and the current school closures mean that we are all trying to navigate this without…

Healthy Start Vouchers

Published: 05 January 2021
What is Healthy Start? HSV is a government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families with young children on benefits and tax credits. The scheme will support families during the current situation as it helps low income pregnant women and young…

Covid-19

Published: 05 January 2021
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation not all services and activities listed on this website will be operating as normal.  Please contact the provider directly for details. A full list of registered providers can be found if you need alternative childcare as a result of the…

Freephone line for those in mental distress

Published: 31 December 2020
A new freephone line has been introduced which will make it easier for people in mental distress to access urgent help. From today (3 August) people in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and most of North Yorkshire, including children and older people, can contact their local TEWV crisis…
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