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We know that finding the services you need to look after your health care can be confusing. Put in your postcode to find out more about your nearest services. 

If you would like more information on local support services, please get in touch.


Darlington Adult Social Care – Information about Darlington Borough Councils Adult Social Care Department. The Department enables older people, carers, people with a physical, visual or hearing impairment, a learning disability or a mental health need to live as independently as possible in their local communities, help and support is available.

Care Quality Commission – The Care Quality Commission are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and they encourage care services to improve.

NHS England – The main aim of NHS England is to improve the health outcomes for people in England. Central to their ambition is to place the patients and the public at the heart of everything they do. NHS England aims for the NHS to be open, evidence-based and inclusive. NHS England encourage patient and public participation in the NHS, treat them respectfully and put their interests first. 

Doc Ready - Doc Ready is a digital tool that helps people get the most out of their GP when they make an appointment to talk about Mental Health. 

Darlington Association on Disability - A Centre for Independent Living. Darlington Association on Disability offer support and services for disabled people, older people, people who have a learning difficulty or experience mental ill health. They can support people of all ages and impairments.  They exist to promote independence and choice.  They support disabled people and carers through the provision of services, support and information, and by tackling issues affecting disabled people both locally and nationally.

Darlington Community MSK Service - The service provided by Connect Health is for patients 18yrs and over. It is for people with Musculoskeletal conditions, including soft tissue, muscle, joint and ligament pain/injuries and also provides specialist Pain Management services. The Darlington Musculoskeletal service team includes specialist clinicians covering all Musculoskeletal specialist areas, who can provide a comprehensive assessment and a range of treatments and management plans. The Team are based at The Dolphin Centre (and Park Place for Pain Management).

Referral options:

  1. Self-referral please call 01325 728988
  2. Self-referral online via PhysioNow using this link PhysioNow powered by Phio - Connect Health
  3. Your GP can also refer you which may be required for more Specialist appointments eg Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Pain Management or Rheumatology referrals.

Darlington Mind - Darlington Mind is a registered local charity that provides professional, confidential support and recovery services for people experiencing emotional or mental health problems and their carers.

Humankind - Humankind Charity offers services covering drugs and alcohol, clinical services, housing related support, housing, employment, training and education, health and well-being, children, young people and families, women, criminal justice and community and offender rehabilitation.

NHS Tees Valley CCG - Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was formed on 1 April 2020 to bring together responsibilities for health services in the areas of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton on Tees.

Livingwell DarlingtonLivingwell Darlington is a service that provides information and signposting to a wide range of services, activities and organisations in Darlington, to help everyone find the support they need to live healthy independent lives. Look for information on services, activities and organisations who can give advice or practical support, help at home, health conditions, childcare information, leisure information and much more.

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Youthwatch Darlington interview NSPCC and Kooth for this year's Children's Mental Health Week 2021.