Referrals & Signposting

The following is a list of agencies and services that may be helpful for you:

Our Own Counselling Services

AKT LGBT+ Youth Homelessness Charity

North East Autism Society

Darlington Living Well Directory – a searchable database of agencies within Darlington.

County Durham Services Directory – a searchable database of agencies within Durham area.

RSACC – Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre

Durham County Council Adult Social Care

Durham Child Protection Team

Durham Adult Protection Team

True Vision Hate Crime Reporting

Citizens Advice Bureau

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

NHS – Help With Suicidal Thoughts


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide


NHS 111 Online Service

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The National Counselling Society

Self Harm UK

Sexual Health for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Sexual Health for Gay and Bisexual Men

Getting Contraception

NHS Sexual Health

Chest binding: tips and tricks for trans men, nonbinary, and genderfluid people

Binding 101: Tips to Bind Your Chest Safely

County Durham and Darlington Sexual Health Clinics

Coming Out a Guide for Parents

Advice & Support For Young LGBT People

Kooth Young Peoples Online Counselling

Trifecta – Specialized Trauma Service – email contact details and presenting complaints to

Durham & Darlington Foundations:

Durham Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis Service. Please note our Domestic Abuse Navigator Service is restricted until August but please feel free to contact us about individual cases.
You can send the completed referral forms for Durham to:

Foundation Darlington services are the same as Durham, plus a Young People & Families Service.
You can send referrals for Darlington to:

Darlington Carers Support


What to do if you are worried about a child (Darlington Child Safeguarding)

What to do if you are worried about an adult (Darlington Adult Safeguarding)

HALO Project – Information and support on honour crimes, FGM, forced marriages and other ethnic domestic violence

Downloads from HALO: