Mental Health and Wellbeing Outreach Services, Home Group – Care and Support

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Outreach Services are a range of community social support schemes funded for those both under secondary and primary care by Durham County Council, and three services aimed at tackling health inequalities funded by Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group for those under primary care.

All are for people with a mental health illness/issue and include those who have both learning disabilities and mental health issues. The services fully integrate to meet individual needs, enhance wellbeing and offer choice and opportunity through a recovery focused pathway.

Different services are provided across different areas but work together as one county-wide service.

Volunteering – Local authority funded for Social Inclusion

This service provides:

  • Opportunities within open access groups located within community venues and local communities.
  • Volunteering opportunities in various roles defined with the volunteer.
  • Access from the general public and various client groups.
  • Support to acquire or build on your skills.
  • Opportunities towards gaining employment.
  • Support from the volunteer co-ordinator and mentoring worker.
  • The opportunity to use volunteering to aid your own wellbeing and recovery.

Befriending/Peer Support

This service provides:

  • Volunteers who befriend you to increase your opportunities for social inclusion and aid mental wellbeing stability.
  • Volunteer Befriender who is matched to you.
  • Support from the volunteer co-ordinator and mentoring worker.
  • Peer support.

Personalised services through a Personal Budget

This service provides:

  • Support to those with enduring mental health issues on a one-to-one basis through a direct payment or virtual budget.
  • The right amount of hours depending on the outcome of your assessment carried out your Care Co-ordinator.
  • You'll have greater choice and control on how you would like to be supported in achieving your desired outcomes.

Physical Activity Service

This service provides:

  • An increase in physical activity, leading to an improvement in mental health and wellbeing.
  • An increase in more healthy eating.
  • A link to smoking cessation classes.
  • Increased interaction and stability through the use of community.

Open Access Groups

Provides support for between 5 - 15 clients depending on the group activity. The groups are all client led/constituted so the clients have the opportunity and choice to become as involved as they wish.

One-to-one Outreach Support

Support is provided on an individual basis for up to 25 clients. The support is mainly delivered in the Easington area although where we are able, we will provide support in other areas.

Senior Client Service Manager: Julie Cane Tel: 07725 958 329
Refer via The Gateway, Tel: 08000 731 837

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
The Gateway
08000 731 837 / 0191 332 4935

Where to go

The Gateway
Mercury House
Belmont Business Park
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
Free Service
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Clients can self refer or be referred via the Gateway, tel: 08000 731 837


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Address: Mercury House  Belmont Business Park  Belmont  Durham  County Durham

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