TWO local charities have come together with funding from the Big Lottery to offer help and support to people in need.

Hartlepool and East Durham Mind are working in partnership with East Durham Trust to reach out to communities across East Durham.

‘Let’s Connect East Durham’ makes space for people to talk, explore what is going on for their mental health and what can be done about it.

There is one to one support, positive activities, groups and training with everyone being encouraged to also help each other in different ways.

For more information or to get in touch contact the Lets Connect East Durham Team on 0191 5185070 or 07508401871 alternatively email: