Focus on mental heatlh

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PEOPLE with mental health difficulties will be encouraged to listen, learn and share their positive experiences at an event next week.

The support and activity day at The Durham Centre, in Belmont on the outskirts of the city, will be held on Friday.

It has been organised to mark World Mental Health Day and promote mental well-being and recovery.

Developed in partnership with people who have mental health issues, it will include talks, fun activities and discussion sessions.

Representatives from a variety of support organisations, including Durham County Council’s support and recovery team, will also be on hand to talk about the services they provide.

The event takes place from 9am to 3.30pm.

Anyone affected is welcome to attend but places must be booked in advance by contacting Naomi Stevens on 303 8623 or by emailing

For information, visit

The site offers a series of links and details to help people seek support and information on how to look after mental wellbeing.