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Mental Health Services for Older People - St Hilda's Day Service

"Making Each Day Memorable"

Mental Health Services for Older People is located in St Hilda's Hall and provides day care services throughout the week

St Hilda's Day Centre offers individuals over the age of sixty-five with a diagnosis of Dementia, an opportunity to enhance their quality of life. We provide a safe and comfortable environment, as well as a caring and relaxed atmosphere with therapeutic activities and social stimulation.

A varied and extensive programme of activities are on offer daily and include bingo, dominos, music therapy, quizzes, art and craft therapy and day trips out.

A hot three course lunch is provided with a range of choices in addition to refreshments, cakes and fresh fruit throughout the day.

The Day Centre supports approximately forty service users and their carers each month, aiming to allow the service user to remain as independent in their own home for as long as possible. We can accommodate a significant number of service users per day, up to sixteen of which can access the service by our own passenger transport services.


By promoting and maintaining both physical and mental wellbeing, we aim to ensure that the service user feels safe and comfortable during their days within the centre and that this feeling will return to their home with them.

Staff within the centre have a wealth of experience in both nursing home and community based backgrounds.
We value the opinions and suggestions of service users and their carers, and hold regular consultation and carers’ support meetings, to involve everyone in all decisions concerning the service and activities provided.





Comments and Testimonials

"I feel I’m getting all the support that I can get and am very satisfied."

"My wife has dementia and is very difficult to cope with at home. If it wasn’t for my wife being able to attend St Hilda’s for 3 days a week, I would be having a hard time."

"Excellent loving and caring staff"

“I think you run a wonderful service.”

“You don’t half look after me here, I’m crying now with tears of joy.”

To arrange an informal visit, please contact the Day Services Manager on:

Tel – 01325 283169

Fax – 01325 285332

E-mail – contactus@darlingtonmind.com