Find out about your local mental health and learning disabilities services

Come along to an event in Darlington on Thursday 3 November to find out about services available locally to support individuals who are living with mental ill health or a learning disability.

Did you know that one in four people will experience mental ill health in their lifetime?

Come along to an event at St. Augustine’s Parish Centre in Darlington on Thursday 3 November and find out more about services available locally to support individuals who are living with mental ill health or a learning disability.

The information event, hosted in partnership with Healthwatch County Durham and Healthwatch Darlington will run between 11am and 2pm and will give local people the chance to talk to staff from a range of the Trust’s services including the children and young people’s crisis team, eating disorders services and talking therapies.  Professionals from mental health liaison services, older people’s services and learning disabilities services will also be on hand to discuss the work that they do in the area.

Other local providers and partner agencies including Darlington Mind, Mencap and Darlington Young carers will be at the event to offer advice on the support they provide.

Kathryn Ord, deputy trust secretary, organising the event on behalf of the Trust’s council of governors said: “People don’t always know where to turn for information and advice but there’s a lot of help available in County Durham and Darlington. We have over 30 services and organisations attending the information showcase and I would encourage people to come along and speak to the professionals about how they can access this.  The event is also a great networking opportunity where you can have a chat to people who may have similar experiences.

“If you’re interested in a career in healthcare it’s also a fantastic opportunity to find out a little more about the different roles and services that are available in the area”.

“The information showcase is open to everyone and people are welcome to just turn up on the day; no booking required. Refreshments are provided”.