This BBC Children in Need funded project delivers awareness sessions for young people throughout Darlington, County Durham, Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Darlington Mind works with a number of other local partners to deliver the project for young people in our area.

We are actively working with young people who have been affected by self harm, aged 11 to 18 who are deemed at highest risk.

Young people are involved in decision-making within the project and have a voice as to influence the way that the project is delivered.

The project offers counselling for young people who are experiencing self harm, and has proved very successful in helping young people to develop coping skills, and in overcoming feelings of not being in control.

If you or a family member is feeling low and in need of support and assistance, please get in touch.

What can I expect?

An awareness workshop session will include the following:

  • Understanding the dangers of self harm
  • Raising awareness of self harm
  • Emergency Plan – what can you do when you think you might self harm?
  • Coping techniques
  • Signposting to support agencies who can help you in a variety of settings
  • Counselling
  • Life skills
  • Stress management
  • Awareness sessions
  • Peer Mentor Training

Training Opportunities – how do I get involved?

We are looking for young people to get involved in the project to become Peer Mentors. If you feel you would like to be part of this exciting new project and would like to help others then please get in touch for further information. You will receive comprehensive support, guidance and training to help you help others. We would love to hear from you.

How can I access this service?

If you are 11 - 18, living in County Durham, Darlington, Hambleton, Richmondshire, you can access support or request more information by:
Telephone: 01325 283169 or 07572 888084 (mobile)

Session Fees

Free of charge - Please email or telephone us for further information.

Our clients say…

  • “Thank you for all the help it really has made a difference to my life, I feel much happier!”
  • “The support I was given was very good, it has made me feel less negative, thanks”

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