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."

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Upcoming events

Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
October 2018

Stroke Support Group

A friendly group offering people who have experienced a stroke a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Monday 22 October

Children’s Activities

Children’s Activities.  Refreshments will be served to children participating in the activities.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Co Durham

JD Creative

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Co Durham

Tel: 0191 372 8710

3pm - 5pm

Wednesday 24 October

C.H.A.T.

Celebrate Hope All Together

This is a free support group for people and their families affected by Cancer. To be held on the last Thursday of each month

Starbucks, Dalton Park

Beverley Butters

10:30am - 12:30pm

Thursday 25 October

MS Support Group

A friendly group offering people with MS a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

 

 

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

Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

 

10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 30 October

November 2018

Stroke Support Group

A friendly group offering people who have experienced a stroke a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

 

 

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

Healthworks Reception, 0191 372 8710

 

1:30pm -3:30pm

Monday 05 November

Diabetes Support Group

A friendly group offering people with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets 2nd Thursday of each month

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1:30pm-3pm

Thursday 08 November

MS Support Group

A friendly group offering people with MS a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 13 November

Walking Netball

FREE Taster Sessions.  Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; its 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.

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

Ways to Wellbeing, Durham County Council

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

 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Monday 19 November

Stroke Support Group

A friendly group offering people who have experienced a stroke a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Monday 19 November

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Have you got any questions, do you want an opportunity to chat to others, providing support and sharing experiences in a comfortable environment?  None judgemental.  Takes place the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Healthworks, ParadHealthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EXise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 20 November

Walking Netball

FREE Taster Sessions.  Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; its 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.

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

Ways to Wellbeing, Durham County Council

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

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Monday 26 November

MS Support Group

A friendly group offering people with MS a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 27 November

December 2018

Walking Netball

FREE Taster Sessions.  Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; its 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.

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

Ways to Wellbeing, Durham County Council

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

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Monday 03 December

Walking Netball

FREE Taster Sessions.  Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; its 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.

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

Ways Wellbeing, Durham County Council

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

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Monday 10 December

Diabetes Support Group

A friendly group offering people with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month.

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

Healthworks Reception 0191 372 8710

1:30pm-3pm

Thursday 13 December

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Have you got any questions, do you want an opportunity to chat to others, providing support and sharing experiences in a comfortable environment?  None judgemental.  Takes place the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 18 December

C.H.A.T.

Celebrate Hope All Together

This is a free support group for people and their families affected by Cancer. To be held on the last Thursday of each month

Starbucks, Dalton Park

Beverley Butters

10:30am - 12:30pm

Thursday 27 December

Events in South West Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
October 2018

Memory Cafe

Come and join us for free, every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month

  • Socialise and make new friends
  • Games, activities and quizzes plus music and refreshments
  • Everyone is welcome, whether you have dementia, are a carer, or simply want to socialise

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Ben Tinkler on 0780 990 9318

Pioneering Care Centre, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 4SF

Wellbeing for Life-Ben Tinkler on 0780 990 9318 or 01325 321234 for more information

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14:00 to 16:00

Monday 22 October

Reading Group – Free

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

Friday14:30 to 15:30 Wolsingham Library monthly, every fourth Friday

Wolsingham Library monthly, every fourth Friday

Ways to Wellbeing

Contact the Ways to Wellbeing team today for further information and advice on opportunities available in your area. Please register before attending.

Telephone 03000 262 539

email waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

14:30 to 15:30

Friday 26 October

November 2018

Memory Cafe

Come and join us for free, every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month

2 – 4pm

Socialise and make new friends

Games, activities and quizzes plus music and refreshments

Everyone is welcome, whether you have dementia, are a carer, or simply want to socialise

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Ben Tinkler on 0780 990 9318 or 01325 321234 for more information

Pioneering Care Centre, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 4SF

Contact Ben Tinkler on 0780 990 9318 or 01325 321234 for more information

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14:00 to 16:00

Monday 12 November

Lifestyle Appointments at your GP Surgery

If you are registered with Pease Way Medical Centre and would like support around healthy eating, weight management and reducing your risk of developing diabetes you can contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss the support we are able to offer

(This group is for patients of Pease Way Medical Centre and by appointment only. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact the lead staff member or Wellbeing for Life admin on 01325 321 234)

Pease Way Medical Centre, 2 Pease Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 5NH

Wellbeing for Life - Kathryn Harbin 0782 688 4684

Every Thursday from 6th September with appointments between 15:30 and18:30

from 15:30

Thursday 15 November

Reading Group – Free

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

Friday14:30 to 15:30 Wolsingham Library monthly, every fourth Friday

Wolsingham Library monthly, every fourth Friday

Ways to Wellbeing

Contact the Ways to Wellbeing team today for further information and advice on opportunities available in your area. Please register before attending.

Telephone 03000 262 539

email waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

14:30 to 15:30

Friday 23 November

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
October 2018

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 18 October

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

DH8 7BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825196656

 

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 25 October

November 2018

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

DH8 7BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07825196656

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825196656

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 01 November

Better health at work – Healthy Lifestyle

Wellbeing for Life will be there to benefit you and those around you

The course will include:

Health checks

Healthy eating, balanced diet & eating mindfully

Make and eat a healthy lunch

Stress busting, relaxation & mindfulness

Benefits of activity & fun physical activity session

(Closed group)

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

Gordon Brown Solicitors

Chester le Street

Michelle Phillips, Julie Stobbart, Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07826 884 695

07717 320 074

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

6 session course

Tuesday 06 November

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 08 November

Better health at work – Healthy Lifestyle

Wellbeing for Life will be there to benefit you and those around you

The course will include:

Health checks

Healthy eating, balanced diet & eating mindfully

Make and eat a healthy lunch

Stress busting, relaxation & mindfulness

Benefits of activity & fun physical activity session

(Closed group)

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

Gordon Brown Solicitors

Michelle Phillips, Julie Stobbart, Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07826 884 695

07717 320 074

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

6 session course

Wednesday 14 November

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 15 November

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 November