Number of children and young people IiC have impacted 20,000


Champions Fund - Congratulations

The County Durham Time To Change Hub coordinators ,Investing in Children, are pleased to announce 7 projects that were successful within the first round of applications. These creative projects have come up with some fantastic ideas to engage the community in discussions challenging mental health stigma and discrimination. The successful projects include:

  • a horticulture project in Shildon
  • woodland activities in Hamsterley Forrest
  • two craft projects in Wingate and Stanley
  • a radio project which will go out County wide
  • a public engagement craft activity focussing on the stigma associated with suicide
  • a big Champions event in Durham on Time To Talk Day

Champions Fund - 2nd Round

The second round of the Champions Fund is now open with the closing date of Friday 29th November. Applications forms and guidance can be found below. Completed forms should be emailed to or posted to Investing in Children, The Sjovoll Centre, Pity Me, Durham, DH15BZ. For any enquired regarding the Champions Fund contact

Application form Champions Fund Handbook

The search is on for our first team of Young People in the Lead.....

who will be partnering with them across 2020 to ensure there is a genuine youth voice across the work that they do. Please find the role description and application form attached to encourage any interested 16-25 year olds to apply. Young people can complete the form or send a film of their answers.

If there are any questions please just contact me on the details below.

Lynn Stoddart

Funding Officer – North East & Cumbria Team
T: 07837 249240

2 St James’ Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BE
Advice line: 034 54 10 20 30 | Text Relay: 18001 034 54 10 20 30 | Twitter | Facebook

Please note my working days are Monday to Thursday

Click on the Application form link below to fill in the form

Application form

County Durham Children/Young People & Parent/Carer Mental Health Advisory Board

Exciting news and opportunity to get involved and make a difference:

  • Launch of County Durham Children and Young People and Parent/ Carer Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Are you a young person or parent interested in making a difference in children and young people’s mental health in County Durham? If so, joining the County Durham Children, Young People and Parent/Carer Advisory Board could be for you!!
  • Deadline for completed forms is Friday 6th December 2019
  • All young people and parents will be invited to attend an informal interview in January 2020
  • Please return applications via direct submission in the link.

Alternatively please email contacts below for a word version of the application. This can be submitted by email or post to Investing in Children, The Sjovoll Centre, Pity Me, Durham, DH15BZFor more information or to have an informal chat contact:

Children and young people’s role: 0191 3077030
Parent/ Carer role: Rollercoaster Parent Support Group 07415380040
Investing in Children - Young People's Page

Click on the following link to apply:

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