Mental health

Find out how to get support for your mental health.

Get support without seeing a GP

You may get help sooner if you use the services below. You do not need to see a GP first.

Talking Changes Durham

Talking Changes Durham can provide support for your mental health.

The service is free and confidential.

See things that Talking Changes Durham can help with
  • generalised anxiety
  • depression
  • social anxiety
  • panic and agoraphobia
  • other phobias
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • body dysmorphic disorder

Phone: 0191 333 3300

First Contact Mental Health Clinic

We are also able to make appointments with Mental Health Practitioner, Jonathon Castling, at our Access Clinic based at Forsyth House, Darlington. 

See things that First Contact Mental Health Clinic can help with
  • problems with low mood or mood in general
  • tearfulness and stress
  • feelings of anxiety, worry or panic
  • feelings or worthlessness

Phone: 01325 465 646

If you need urgent help:

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. You can:

  • get 24-hour advice and support – for you or someone else
  • speak to a mental health professional
  • get advice on the best way to get help
Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

Request an appointment at the surgery

If the services above are not suitable, you can request an appointment at the surgery.