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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Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
February 2019

Cycle Durham – Back on Your Bike

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

FREE course designed to give you confidence first in a safe off road environment progressing to cycling on the road. Led by qualified instructors you will gain practical skills and understanding on how to cycle safely.  Cycles and helmets are available to use free of charge if you don’t have your own.

Booking is required.

 

Seaham Harbour Marina, Unit 10, The Waterside Seaham Harbour Marina, Seaham SR7 7EE

Ways to Wellbeing

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

 

1pm-2.30pm

Wednesday 20 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Arts and Crafts – Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries.  Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Blackhall Community Centre, Hesleden Rd, Hartlepool TS27 4LG

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

1.30 - 3.00pm

Wednesday 20 February

Reading Groups

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Reading Groups: 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 for availability.

Trimdon Library, Church Road, Trimdon TS29 6PY

 

Ways to Wellbeing

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

 

5pm-6pm

Thursday 21 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Crafts – Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries.  Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Blackhall Library, 14 Middle St, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool TS27 4EA

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

10.00 - 11.00am

Thursday 21 February

Better Fit

FREE 8 week programme commencing Thursday 7 February 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

David Hall

Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

9.30am - 10.15am

Thursday 21 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries.  Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Shotton Library, 4 Co-Operative Terrace, Shotton Colliery, Durham DH6 2LW

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

3.30 - 4.30pm

Friday 22 February

Get Connected

A safe space for those with mental health issues to socialise and enjoy themselves.  Meets weekly

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

Will Maddison

Please register your interest via Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710 as places are limited

12:30pm-2:30pm

Friday 22 February

Circuits & New Age Kurling

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Group Exercise; a range of activities to help improve your health, feel fitter or just get out of the house and meet new people.

Cost £3

Trimdon Village Hall

 

Hallgarth Road

 

Trimdon Station

 

TS29 6JX

 

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

1pm-3pm

Friday 22 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries.  Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Seaham Library, Sophia St, Seaham SR7 7JN

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

1.30 - 2.30pm

Friday 22 February

Creative Writing & Crafts

Come along to a friendly, comfortable environment where you can share your creativity with like minded others.

Every Friday for 8 weeks commencing 25 January 2019.

£2.00 per session.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee SR8 3EX

Jaynie Dixon-Hand

Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

1.00 - 2.30pm

Friday 22 February

Reading Groups

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Reading Groups: 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 for availability.

Horden Library, Sunderland Road, Horden, Peterlee SR8 4PF

 

Ways to Wellbeing

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

 

10.30am-12.30am

Saturday 23 February

Reading Groups

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Reading Groups: 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 for availability.

Ferryhill Library

North Street,

Ferryhill

DL17 8HX

 

Ways to Wellbeing

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

 

3pm-4pm

Monday 25 February

Cycle Durham – Back on Your Bike

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

FREE course designed to give you confidence first in a safe off road environment progressing to cycling on the road. Led by qualified instructors you will gain practical skills and understanding on how to cycle safely.  Cycles and helmets are available to use free of charge if you don’t have your own.

Booking is required.

Easington Colliery Former Pit Car park (off Seaside Lane), Abbott Street

Ways to Wellbeing

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

10.30am-11.30am

Monday 25 February

Cycle Durham – Back on Your Bike

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

FREE course designed to give you confidence first in a safe off road environment progressing to cycling on the road. Led by qualified instructors you will gain practical skills and understanding on how to cycle safely.  Cycles and helmets are available to use free of charge if you don’t have your own.

Booking is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladder Centre, 5-7 Coniston Road, Ferryhill DL17 8EZ

Ways to Wellbeing

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

10am-11am

Monday 25 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Knit & Natter – Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries.  Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Peterlee Library, Peterlee Leisure Centre, St Cuthbert’s Way, Peterlee, Co Durham SR8 1AF

Ways to Wellbeing




03000 262 539

11.00 - 12.00pm

Monday 25 February

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 25 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Crochet – Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Peterlee Library, Peterlee Leisure Centre, St Cuthbert’s Way, Peterlee, Co Durham SR8 1AF

Ways to Wellbeing


03000 262 539

5.00 - 7.00pm

Monday 25 February

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 25 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Murton Library, Barnes Rd, Murton, Seaham SR7 9QR


Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

2.00 - 3.00pm

Monday 25 February

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Thornley Library, High St, Thornley, Durham DH6 3EL

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

 

10.00 - 11.30am

Monday 25 February

Events in South West Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
March 2019

Memory Cafe

Come and join us fortnightly!

  • 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

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

14:00 to 16:00

Monday 11 March

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
February 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 21 February

Digital Session

These are 1:1 sessions to ask specific questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

The session needs to be booked with the library, 03000 269 513, when you will be given a slot.

Consett Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Every Monday

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:30 - 11:30

Monday 25 February

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 28 February

March 2019

Discover Digital – Buddy Session

This is a drop-in every other Friday to ask questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

Contact the library on 03000 269 513.

This is run by a volunteer.

Chester-Le-Street Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Alternate Fridays

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:00 - 12:00

Friday 01 March

Digital Session

These are 1:1 sessions to ask specific questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

The session needs to be booked with the library, 03000 269 513, when you will be given a slot.

Consett Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Every Monday

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:30 - 11:30

Monday 04 March

Discover Digital – Buddy Session

This is a drop-in every other Friday to ask questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

Contact the library on 03000 269 513.

This is run by a volunteer.

Chester-Le-Street Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Alternate Fridays

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:00 - 12:00

Friday 15 March