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
June 2019

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 26 June

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 26 June

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 26 June

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

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

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 27 June

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 June

Reading Groups

Relaxed sociable groups for people who loved 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.

 

Easington Colliery Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

4:00-5:00pm

Thursday 27 June

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

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

 

 

12:30pm - 2pm

Friday 28 June

July 2019

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 01 July

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 01 July

Get Creative

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

Knit and Natter

Peterlee Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

10:00-12:00pm

Monday 01 July

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

5:00-7:00pm

Monday 01 July

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 02 July

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 03 July

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 03 July

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 03 July

Reading Groups

Relaxed sociable groups for people who loved 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.

 

 

Blackhall Library

Ways to Wellbeing Team

3:00-4:00pm

Thursday 04 July

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 08 July

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 08 July

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

10:00-12:00pm

Monday 08 July

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

 

Ways to Wellbeing Team

 

Tel 03000 262 539

Email: waystowellbeing@durham.gov.uk

Website: www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

5:00-7:00pm

Monday 08 July

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
June 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 27 June

July 2019

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 01 July

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 04 July

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 08 July

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 19 July