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Come for a natter

Published on 26 April 2022 01:44 PM

Come and see us for a natter

The theme for Mental Health Week (9-15 May 2022) this year is loneliness. We have set up opportunities for you to come and see us for a chat at our pop up Natter Bench.

We will be appearing in some familiar places across County Durham and we will be there

  • To listen to you
  • Have a natter and a laugh
  • To offer any support or advice we can help with

Come and see us on:

  • Monday 9 May, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Seaham – Tommy statue at Seaham War Memorial by the seafront (Paula and Sonia)
  • Tuesday 10 May, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Chester le Street – Front Street near Thomas Cook (Paula and Gay)
  • Wednesday 11 May, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Stanhope - near the Market Cross (Paula and Kirsten)
  • Thursday 12 May, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Barnard Castle - benches outside The Three Horseshoes (Paula and Sharon)  

‘One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever’ (Linda Lam)

At some point in our lives all of us will experience a sense of loneliness.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this for a lot of people over the last two years, yet there is still a stigma around loneliness.  As we age we are more susceptible to experiencing loneliness, due to ill health, leaving our place of work and losses.

If you would like more information about our Natter Benches, call us on 0191 386 3856