East Durham Trust helped set up two groups for mothers aimed at reducing social isolation. The Trust had success with establishing local group the ‘Murton Mams’, originally funded by Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS and RSA. Murton Mams now, as a Constituted Group in their own right, who continue to meet on a weekly basis. County Durham Community Foundation have funded groups at Wingate Family Centre and Dawdon Youth and Community Centre, who follow a similar model in providing an informal venue and friendly face to have some much needed ‘me time’. This model of Social Inclusion aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of mothers within our local community. Two members of each group will be trained in Mental Health First Aid and are available as a resource to other support services in the East Durham area.
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
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 following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts and more.