Accessing Services in the Community

Our teams across the county have a lot of local knowledge and keep up to date with what’s on in the local community.

We are always happy to help and support you to access appropriate services for whatever you need.

Not only do we know about community groups in your area, but we can put you in touch with social groups, such as ‘Happy Thursdays’ or photography groups;  activities where you can meet new people, make new friends and try something different. If that feels a little daunting, we’ll even go along with you!

With strong links to other professional organisations, such as Mental Health Matters, Debt Advice Services and Buddy Schemes, we will always be able to find you a service that can benefit you.

Get in touch on 0800 8766887

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"I have found the sessions to be helpful, informative and educational, delivered in a manner that I would more expect from a well-intentioned friend than a health trainer."

Andy, Ferryhill

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Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
August 2019

Get Creative

 

Crochet

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Free

Peterlee Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

Tel 03000 262 539

Email: waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

Website: www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

 

 

 

5:00-7:00pm

Monday 19 August

Get Creative

Knit and Natter.

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Free

Peterlee Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

Tel 03000 262 539

Email: waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

Website: www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

 

 

10:00-12:00pm

Monday 19 August

Walking Football

Walking Football is a slower version of the game; it’s football at a walking pace. Adults all over the country have begun playing the game of Walking Football for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer.  It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into fitness.

Cost – £3:00

Peterlee Pavilion, 7-12 Helford Rd, Peterlee SR8 1ER

 

Ways to Wellbeing

Please call 03000 262 539 for further information or to book a place or email waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

7:30pm-8:30pm

Monday 19 August

Get Creative

 

Have Fun, learn new skills and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact us for further details. Free

 

 

Thornley Library

 


Ways to Wellbeing Team

10:00-11:30am

Monday 19 August

Walking Netball

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it’s netball at a walking pace. Adults all over the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into fitness.

 

Cost – £3:00

Seaham Leisure Centre, The Recreation Ground, Deneside, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 8NP

 

Ways to Wellbeing

Please call 03000 262 539 for further information or to book a place or email waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

7:30pm-8:30pm

Monday 19 August

Get Creative

 

Have Fun, learn new skills and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact us for further details. Crochet. Free

 

 

Peterlee Library

 

Ways to Wellbeing Team

5:00-7:00pm

Monday 19 August

Get Creative

 

Have Fun, learn new skills and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact us for further details. £5.00 per month

 

 

Wingate Library

 

Ways to Wellbeing Team

9:30-11:30am

Tuesday 20 August

Get Creative

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. £5.00 per month

Wingate Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

9:30-11:30am

Tuesday 20 August

Arts & Crafts

In addition to our regular programme, we also provide a variety of new taster sessions leading into weekly sessions. For the most up to date information about taster sessions and events in your area, please contact us.

Social Activity Groups are friendly over 50s groups. A wide range of activities are on offer – from illustrated talks and demonstrations to workshops and excursions. No booking required.

 

 

 

Blackhall Community Centre

Hesleden Road,

Hartlepool

TS27 4LQ

Ways to Wellbeing

Contact Ways to Wellbeing 03000 262 539 for information.

 

 

12pm-1:30pm

Wednesday 21 August

Arts & Crafts

In addition to our regular programme, we also provide a variety of new taster sessions leading into weekly sessions. For the most up to date information about taster sessions and events in your area, please contact us.

Social Activity Groups are friendly over 50s groups. A wide range of activities are on offer – from illustrated talks and demonstrations to workshops and excursions. No booking required.

 

Wheatley Hill community Centre

Wheatley Hill, Durham

DH6 3JS

 

 

 

Ways to Wellbeing

Contact Ways to Wellbeing 03000 262 539 for information.

2pm-3:30pm

Wednesday 21 August

Arts & Crafts

In addition to our regular programme, we also provide a variety of new taster sessions leading into weekly sessions. For the most up to date information about taster sessions and events in your area, please contact us.

Social Activity Groups are friendly over 50s groups. A wide range of activities are on offer – from illustrated talks and demonstrations to workshops and excursions. No booking required.

 

 

 

 

Horden Youth & Community Centre

Eden St,

Horden

Peterlee

SR8 4LH

Ways to Wellbeing








Contact Ways to Wellbeing 03000 262 539 for information.

10am-11:30am

Wednesday 21 August

Get Creative

Crafts

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Free.

Blackhall Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

10:00-11:00am

Thursday 22 August

Better Fit

FREE 8 week programme commencing Thursday 25 July 2019.

Do your talk to your friends and they tell you how they are getting fit through the gym to do spinning, Metafit or boot camp?

Does this fill you with dread? Here at Healthworks we are offering Better Fit – a free programme which will introduce you to the gym and its equipment, build your confidence, working at your pace in a fun and comfortable environment.

We will provide you with the tools which can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. This will be a small private group, led by an experienced trainer.

If you are interested in this programme you will need to complete a gym eligibility form which you can do at reception or over the telephone on 0191 372 8710. Once completed and signed off you can enrol on the programme and start your pathway to fitness!

Our café Juiceworks will be open from 9am if you want to call first for a free tea or coffee.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Co Durham SR8 3EX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Collins

Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

2pm-3pm

Thursday 22 August

Get Creative

Have Fun, learn new skills and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact us for further details. Crafts. Free

 

Blackhall Library

 


Ways to Wellbeing Team

10:00-11:00am

Thursday 22 August

Get Creative

Crafts

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Free.

Seaham Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

1:30-2:30pm

Friday 23 August

Get Creative

Crafts

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Free.

Horden Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

4:00-5:00pm

Friday 23 August

Reading Group

Relaxed sociable groups for people who love to read. Come along, have a cuppa and discuss the latest book. Join anytime. New books are issued every month and then discussed at the next session. Space Limited. Contact us for availability. Free

 

Seaham Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

Tel 03000 262 539

Email: waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

Website: www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

 

 

1:00-2:00pm

Friday 23 August

Get Creative

Crafts

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Free.

Shotton Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

3:30-4:30pm

Friday 23 August

Get Creative

Crafts

Have fun and learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Free.

Shotton Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

Tel 03000 262 539
Email: waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk
Website: www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:00-11:00am

Saturday 24 August

Reading Group

Relaxed sociable group for people who love to read. Come along, have a cuppa and discuss the latest book. Join anytime. New books are issued every month and then discussed at the next session. Spaces may be limited, so please contact us for availability. Free

 

Horden Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

10:30-12:30pm

Saturday 24 August

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
August 2019

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 22 August