Mental health support

The surgery can help with some mental health issues, but you may find it quicker to use other services.

Important: Get support without seeing a GP

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

Talking Changes

Talking Changes Durham can provide support for your mental health.

The service is free and confidential.

You must be over 16 years old and registered with a GP in the County Durham and Darlington area.

Telephone: 0191 333 3300
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

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

Immediate action required: 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

Book a GP appointment

If the services above are not suitable, you can contact us to book an appointment.