What is the RRSPS?
RRSPS is a counselling service within Primary Care Mental Health Services in County Durham, which offers a rapid response service (within 5 working days of a triage assessment) to clients at risk of suicide or self-harm.
Please note: referral to this service is via the Crisis/Access Service only.
- On receipt of a referral, a Triage and Risk assessment is completed within 1 working day (where contact can be made with the client).
- The client will be offered rapid response counselling if it is suitable for their needs, within 5 working days of completion of the triage assessment. The service operates Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
- The client will be given between 2 and 6 counselling sessions.
- The GP will also be notified of the outcome of the counselling and of any further recommendations.
Comments and Testimonials
“After our first session I felt really sad, but when I woke up next morning it was as if ‘the weight has been shifted off my shoulders’.”
“Eased the pressure from my head. Very satisfied. Said things in a different way.”
“Counsellor was very good at getting to the heart of my issues; she understood and helped me to understand about myself. She is always friendly, approachable and supportive.”
If you have any questions about the service or the referral process, e-mail Darlington Mind at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01325 283169
NOTE: Only Crisis Team and Access Teams can refer into this service.