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Mental Health

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The County Durham and Darlington Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service called Talking Changes.  IAPT is a national programme which has seen significant investment in the provision of talking therapies for people with common mental health problems.  In County Durham and Darlington the service is provided by a joint venture partnership between Community Health Services, Mental Health Matters and the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.  The service is know as Talking Changes and accepts self-referral as well as referral from General Practitioners.  Further information can be found on its own website  

Contact no: 01913333300.


'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital