Mental Health Support Contacts

Crisis support

If you are feeling in crisis with your mental health, please contact any of the following options:

Claypath Medical Practice: 0191 374 6888
University Health Centre: 0191 386 5081

Durham Mental Health Crisis Team: 01388 452900
If you are known to Secondary Care Mental Health Services contact your CPN during normal working hours or the Crisis Team thereafter.

Samaritans: 116 123

NHS 111: 111

Durham University Student Nightline: 0191 344 6444
An impartial listening service. (Durham University Students only. 9pm til 7am)

University Hospital of North Durham A and E, North Road, DH1 5TW: 0191 333 2333
If you feel your situation is immediately life threatening.

Talking Therapies

NHS Talking Changes: 0191 333 3300

An NHS self-help and talking therapies service designed to help deal with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, as well as panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder.

Durham University Counselling Service: 0191 334 2200

DU students / staff only [via occupational health]

Counselling based at The Palatine Centre.

Online Self Help

The following websites can provide helpful advice on improving mental health conditions:

Private Talking Therapies

Durham Private Therapy Centre: 07399 561468 (9-5.30, Mon-Fri)

A collaboration of local private mental health therapists. Please note this is not a NHS or public service, therefore fees apply.

Specific support services

Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centre ‘The Meadows’: 0191 3729202

Advice, support and counselling for victims of sexual assault. Services include sexual health screening and forensic examinations if required. This service is available even if you do not feel able to report the crime to the police.

Domestic Violence – Harbour: 03000 20 25 25 (24 hours)

Help and support for women and men who have experienced domestic violence.