Durham Support Services

On this page, you will find local resources designed to support families caring for victims of sexual or violent crimes in Durham.

Victim Support help anyone affected by crime – the victim, friends and family or others involved. You can get help at anytime regardless of when the crime took place. Victim Support help you to:

  1. Feel safe and secure.
  2. Understand your rights and services you’re entitled to.
  3. Explore ways to cope.
  4. Connect you to support networks.

Victim Care and Advice offer support to anyone living in County Durham or Darlington who has been affected by a crime regardless of when or where that crime occurred.

Safe Durham Partnership support victims and protect vulnerable people from harm. Areas of work include: domestic abuse and sexual violence, organized crime and ‘County Lines’ and victims of crime.

Victim Services help those who have lost a loved one, been a victim of a crime or trafficking, experienced online exploitation or who are leaving an abusive relationship.

Community Mental Health services provided by the NHS across the county.

Durham Mental Wellbeing Alliance provide mental health, wellbeing and recovery services in the county.

Mind provide a wide range of support services including wellbeing and recovery services to help people experiencing emotional and mental health problems.

The Local Offer is designed to help find the very best support for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It is here to help you find information, advice and guidance about the types of services and support available to you.

Durham County Carers Support provides free high-quality services and support to unpaid Carers over the age of 18, who support someone living in County Durham & Darlington.