The Chit Chat project was the brainchild of East Durham Health Network. The project sees local volunteers being recruited and trained to provide a valuable service which contributes to the mental health and well being of local people through the provision of regular support and social interaction.
As well as receiving training in mental health first aid the volunteers are made aware of a range of potential services which may be of benefit to the supported individuals. The service is aimed primarily at vulnerable and isolated individuals who are referred into the service. Macmillan provides support for this project with a number of volunteers trained to be a listening ear for those affected by cancer.
Does this sound like something you could do? Download the referral form here and return it to East Durham Trust, to begin your volunteering journey. For more information contact Chit Chat on 0191 5693511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
Charity No: 1117642 Company No: 05934124
What We Do
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation and health inequality. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. We work directly with community members and partners to facilitate prevention, intervention and crisis support services delivered in our communities, for our communities and by our communities.
We empower people to take ownership of their own needs and work to lift up those most in need in East Durham. We help build and maintain meaningful relationships within our community ensuring those on the margins are helped to be in reach of a spectrum vital services.