Waddington Street Centre, an independent charity, was established 35 years ago in Durham City. The Centre's aims are to deliver effective support and meaningful opportunities to people with mental health needs. We aim to help people live fulfilling lives in the community by offering opportunities for personal development, social interaction, and by supporting recovery. We are also committed to countering stigma and discrimination.
The Centre offers a wide range of informal learning based activities, supported by New College Durham and volunteer tutors. These activities, including a Health Trainer service, support personal development and recovery, and help to reduce isolation and social exclusion. There are over 30 activities/courses per week ranging from psychology to cookery, from football to glass workshops.