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Upcoming Campaigns

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024


This year, in 2024, Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)  takes place from Monday 13th May to Sunday 19th May.


The theme this year is movement: moving more for our mental health. Moving our bodies has been proven to have a significant, positive impact on our mental wellbeing.


This MHAW, we encourage you to move your body in which ever way you are comfortable. You could go for a walk around your neighbourhood, attend an exercise class or even dance around your home to your favourite song.

Mental Health Awareness Week Event

Join us on Tuesday 14th May at Jubilee Fields Community Centre in Shildon for the Mental Health Awareness Week event!

There will be a number of stalls at the event, providing information, support and advice around mental health. There will also be ongoing activities throughout the day. 

Come along from 10:30am until 2:30pm to take part!

The event is completely free, and refreshments will be provided!

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Let us know your plans for MHAW!

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This Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to know what you have organised to raise awareness throughout the week!

Whether it's going for a walk, meeting up with a loved one for a coffee, or even just taking 10 minutes out of your day to reflect.

Send us an email and let us know what you are up to, we would love to share your activities on our social media channels!

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Now You're Talking Campaign

The “Now You’re Talking” campaign encourages us all to try and open up about our mental health, and to encourage us to talk to someone we may be worried about. Is there someone you trust, who you could talk to if you’re feeling a bit low, anxious or uncertain?

If you are struggling, and need support, you can access a variety of mental health support for adults, across County Durham, below.

Rainbow Guides - Support for Children & Young People


We all have emotions and feelings, but sometimes children and young people can find it difficult to manage these emotions.

If you are a young person, or know a young person struggling, please see the following Rainbow Guide to find support and advice in your local area.

Durham Mental Wellbeing Alliance

In 2021, Durham County Council decided to commission a new collaborative approach to a range of support services including prevention, early identification and recovery support for people who are experiencing mental health issues. This collaborative approach is known as an ‘Alliance’ where a number of providers pool together their skills, knowledge and resources for the benefit of people in County Durham and aim to provide an improved streamlined service.

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