Your Mental Wellbeing Starts Here

Durham Mental Wellbeing Alliance

Working Together To Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing Across County Durham.

The Alliance is unable to provide support with personal care, dressing, bathing or administration of medication, cooking or cleaning.

Samaritans – Small Talk Saves Lives

Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives is delivered in partnership with Network Rail, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry.

The campaign will run from 22 February to 19 March 2024.

Since launching in 2017 Small Talk Saves Lives has successfully raised awareness within railway stations and other public settings about the need to trust your instincts and start a simple conversation if you think someone might need help.

A little small talk and a simple question like “Hi, do you know where I can grab a cuppa?” can be all it takes to interrupt someone’s suicidal thoughts and could help set them on the journey to recovery.

It’s normal to feel anxious about starting a conversation and making small talk. You might worry about saying the wrong thing – but having the confidence to act could help save a life.


Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is a national mental health database, bringing help and support together in one place, with a focus on grassroots organisation. 

Since we all experience some kind of mental or emotional distress at some point in our lives, the Hub of Hope really is for everyone!

There Is Always Hope…

Find support that’s right for you by clicking the link below –

Gambling Survey

Durham County Council are carrying out a survey to help us assess the health needs of people living in County Durham who have been affected by gambling.

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by gambling related issues they’d like to hear from you!

Complete the survey to help assess healthcare needs, gaps in support and what changes are needed.

Fill in the survey at –

Family Support

Support For Families In and Around County Durham. From Pregnancy Right Up Until Your Child Turns 19, or 25 If Your Child Has Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities.

Find a Family Hub Near You By Clicking Below –

Family Hubs – Durham County Council


We’ve all got stuff going on, but remember, talking to someone you trust can often help. 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?

What We Offer

Durham Mental Wellbeing Alliance provides mental health, wellbeing and recovery services to those needing support in County Durham.

We Take Referrals

Self-referral and professional referrals are accepted. We’ve all got stuff going on, but remember, talking to someone you trust can often help.

Out and about in Durham

Find ways to get out and about or opportunities to meet other people in Durham.

The Gallery

Have a look at our wonderful gallery section which has artwork , videos and photography from our service users across County Durham.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us… whether it’s a general enquiry, a feedback about one of our services, a compliment or even a complaint.