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At Darlington Borough Council we employ the whole of the person, not just the part that comes to work.

Your health and wellbeing are of paramount importance to us.

We strive to deliver a beneficial health and wellbeing programme to ensure that you are well both in and outside of the workplace.

Our health and wellbeing packages set us apart as an employer who really cares about you as a person.

At DBC you will never be just a number.

Confidential Counselling Service

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Counselling Service

Funded Physiotherapy Service

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Wellbeing Sessions and Events

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Wellbeing events

Access to mental health first aiders

We are proud that some of our employees are qualified mental health first aiders (MHFA) and are there to support colleagues and the wider workforce in a similar way to physical first aiders.

If you seek the support of a MHFA, this will be completely confidential, and no part of your discussions will be shared with others or the Council.

Our MHFA also host monthly tea and talk sessions, these drop-in sessions are an opportunity to get together and have a general chat over a cup of tea.

Council challenges

Throughout the year the council hosts a variety of challenges aimed to improve both physical and mental wellbeing.

For those who need a physical boost and enjoy a bit of competition previous challenges have included steps and cycling challenges.

We also host events such as baking challenges, self-care challenges and photo challenges so that there is something for everyone and the whole team can get involved.

We encourage healthy competition, but it really is the taking part that counts!

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