Support Directory

Browse our directory for more information about the Support and Services available to you across Cumbria, Nationally and Online.

What to do in a mental health or suicide emergency

If you, or someone you know needs immediate support then call

North Cumbria NHS Universal Mental Health Crisis Line
0800 652 2865

South Cumbria NHS Urgent Mental Health Support Line
0800 953 0110

These are open 24 hrs a day/7 days a week and are for all ages.

What to do in a suicide emergency

Sometimes thoughts of suicide may become very intense and overwhelming, and a person may struggle to keep themselves safe. They may have made clear plans – they know where, when and how they will kill themselves.

If someone tells you they’re feeling overwhelmed by thoughts of suicide make sure they’re not left alone. Just begin asking about thoughts of suicide generally, if you are worried about the person’s immediate safety ask directly.

If the person feels unable to keep themselves safe and are at immediate risk of attempting suicide stay with them and do one of the following;

  • Call 999 – The call is free. Explain what is happening. In this situation, calling an ambulance is the right action to take – not a waste of emergency services time as some people fear. You may also wish to contact emergency services;
    • If said person is unable to keep themselves safe
    • if the individual has attempted suicide, and either needs medical attention or police intervention
    • If someone you are worried does not want to get help or has has gone missing
  • Take them to a Hospital A&E– Find your nearest here.
  • Contact the NHS Universal Crisis Lines – North Cumbria NHS Universal Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 652 2865 or South Cumbria NHS Urgent Mental Health Support Line 0800 953 0110

It may also be helpful to remove things that someone could use to harm themselves, particularly if they have mentioned specific things they might use. It’s also important to help the person avoid alcohol and drugs when they are at risk.

While these may feel like a drastic steps to take it is a justifiable response to someone’s life being at risk. The police have the resources to find those who are vulnerable to suicide and get help to them quickly, including other emergency services if needed.

Local Crisis Numbers

If you, or someone you know, is having a mental health crisis call

North Cumbria NHS Universal Mental Health Crisis Line
0800 652 2865

South Cumbria NHS Urgent Mental Health Support Line
0800 953 0110

These are open 24 hrs a day/7 days a week and are for all ages.

MindLine Cumbria

0300 561 0000 text Mind to 81066. Information, guidance and support. Midday-11pm Mon-Fri. 5-11pm Weekends.

Lancs and South Cumbria Mental Health Helpline

0800 915 4640 24/7 Mental Health and wellbeing helpline for Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lancs and South Cumbria Mental Health Textline

Text HELLO to 07860 022846 Mental Health and Wellbeing textline for Lancs and South Cumbria Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm, Sat/Sun 12pm-12am

National Helpline Numbers

Samaritans

116 123 – Whatever problems you are facing Samaritans are there to listen 24/7

CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably

0800 58 58 58 – Helpline for men of all ages 5pm – Midnight.

Papyrus Hopeline

0800 068 4141 – Support and advice for Young People. 9am-Midnight every day.

SHOUT

Text Shout to 85258 – Crisis text service for support with any mental health concern 24/7

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

Text YM to 85258 – Crisis text support for under 25s 24/7

Safety Planning

Every Life Matters – Safety Planning

Advice and templates helping you to construct a suicide safety plan.

Staying Safe

Online resource on safety planning

Samaritans 116 123

Whatever problems you are facing Samaritans are there to listen 24/7

SHOUT Text Shout to 85258

Crisis text service for support with any mental health concern 24/7

MindLine Cumbria – 0300 561 0000 text Mind to 81066

Information, guidance and support. Midday-11pm Mon-Fri. 5-11pm Weekends.

Lancs and South Cumbria Mental Health Helpline: 0800 915 4640

24/7 Mental Health and wellbeing helpline for Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lancs and South Cumbria Mental Health Textline: text HELLO to 07860 022846

Mental Health and Wellbeing textline for Lancs and South Cumbria Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm, Sat/Sun 12pm-12am

CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably 0800 58 58 58

Helpline for men of all ages 5pm – Midnight.

Silverline 0800 470 80 90

Information, friendship and advice for older people 24/7

Young Minds Parent Line 0808 802 5544

Advice for parents and carers worried about a young person 9.30-4pm Mon-Fri.

Young Minds Crisis Messenger Text YM to 85258

Crisis text support for under 25s 24/7

Papyrus Hopeline 0800 068 4141 

Support and advice for Young People. 9am-Midnight every day.

The Mix 0808 808 4994

Advice and support for under 25s 4-11pm

Childline 0800 11 11

Support currently available from 9am-Midnight and on line 1-2-1 chat

Side by Side

Minds online support community. A place to be heard, listen and share. Formerly Elefriends.

Togetherall

A safe community to support your mental health, 24/7. Get support. Take control. Feel better.

Kooth

An online mental wellbeing community for young people.

NHS Self Help Guides

Self-help guides for a range of mental health issues produced by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS.

Every Mind Matters

NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing advice from how to deal with stress and anxiety to how to sleep better including a list of NHS recommended Apps

Good Thinking

Online wellbeing resources and guides produced by London NHS services

Check out a range of recommended apps for young people and adults at

CAMHS resources

NHS App


Stay Alive is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

DistrACT – Get quick, easy and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

My possible self allows you to pick from 10 modules to learn how to manage fear, anxiety and stress, and take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

STOPP is an app help you to change negative cycles of behaviour and enables you to make changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to live a more skilful, less impulsive life.

Catch It helps you learn to look at problems differently, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Feeling good helps you improve your thoughts, feelings, self-esteem and self-confidence using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy.

SAM is an a to help you understand and manage anxiety.

County Wide

MindLine Cumbria

0300 561 0000 text Mind to 81066

Information, guidance and support. Midday-11pm Mon-Fri. 5-11pm Weekends.

People First

provide advocacy and representation and Healthwatch across Cumbria 03003 038037

Richmond Fellowship

Providing mental health support in the community and through housing schemes across Cumbria including Cumbria 24 hour crisis services based across the county

SAFA

Self Harm Awareness for All: Offer counselling and support for individuals aged 11+ who self harm Tel: 01229 832269

North and East Cumbria

Carlisle Eden Mind

01228 543354 including the Connect Service, the Lighthouse and Your Voice (independent advocacy throughout Cumbria)

South Cumbria

Mind in Furness

01229 827094   including supported housing, peer support, drop-in services

Growing Well

Farm based mental health support in South Cumbria

Action for Wellbeing

Providing direct, 1 to 1 support to those struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings living in South Cumbria and North Lancashire

The Lighthouse

Peer led mental health support in South Lakeland

Barrow Mens Group

Community based support for men in Barrow and Ulverston area

West Cumbria

Together We

Counselling, wellbeing and group support across West Cumbria

Always another Way

Building stronger communities through local projects in West Cumbria

Healthy Hopes

Promoting mental health and wellbeing across Cumbria

Richmond Fellowship

Providing mental health support in the community and through housing schemes across Cumbria including Cumbria 24 hour crisis service based in Whitehaven

Hug a Mug

HUG A MUG is a free and friendly guidance café, located upstairs in Maryport Health Services. Mon-Fri 9:30-11:30 (currently closed)

Counselling

Find a Local Counsellor at The Counselling Directory or BACP Directory: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

What to do in a mental health emergency

North Cumbria NHS Universal Mental Health Crisis Line
0800 652 2865

South Cumbria & Lancashire NHS Urgent Mental Health Support
0800 953 0110

These are open 24 hrs a day/7 days a week and are for all ages.

Mental Health Services

NHS First Step – North and West Cumbria

0300 123 9122   Currently offering telephone based and online CBT therapy

NHS First Step – South Cumbria

Currently offering telephone based and online CBT therapy

ANIS Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Service South Cumbria

ANIS Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Service North Cumbria

Eating Disorder Service – South Cumbria

Eating Disorder Service – North Cumbria

CAMHS North – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Referral to CAMHS and My Time made via CAMHS SPA referral form obtained via local office. REFERRALS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY PROFESSIONALS such as teachers, social workers, GP’s etc. No self-referral accepted. East (Carlisle & Eden) 01228 603017  camhs.east1@nhs.net. West 01900 705800 camhs.west1@nhs.net.

CAMHS South – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Referrals through Tel 01229 402696 or camhssouth@nhs.net Self-referrals can be made through Healthy Young Minds LSC

NHS 111

For NHS advice and referral for any health or mental health related issues 24/7

Lancs and South Cumbria Mental Health Helpline

0800 915 4640 – 24/7 Mental Health and wellbeing helpline for Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lancs and South Cumbria Mental Health Textline

Text HELLO to 07860 022846 – Mental Health and Wellbeing textline for Lancs and South Cumbria Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm, Sat/Sun 12pm-12am

Anxiety UK

Providing information, advice and support for people with anxiety and anxiety based depression. Infoline 03444 775774 (daily 9:30am- 5:30pm)

B-eat

Supporting people affected by eating disorders. Helpline: 0808 8010677 Youth Line: 0808 8010711 Open Mon-Fri 12-8pm, weekend 4-8pm

Bipolar UK

Online support and supporting local peer support groups around Cumbria. Peer Support Line: 07591375544 to arrange a call back

Depression UK

National self help organisation helping people cope with their depression

Doc Ready

Providing information and support about talking to your GP about your mental health

Mental Health Foundation

Mental health resources and information

Mind

Mental health information and self help guides. InfoLine: 0300123393 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Legal Line: 0300 4666463 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

No Panic

Support and information for anxiety disorders and panic attacks Helpline 0844 967 4848 Daily 10am-10pm

RETHINK

Provides information, guidance and support to those experiencing severe mental illness, their carers and relatives. 0300 5000 927

SANE

Provides information, guidance and support and advice to people experiencing mental illness including Saneline 0300 304 7000 (current number during COVID-19 leave a message on 07984 967708)

Supportline

Provide confidential emotional support. Helpline 01708 765200

Time to Change

Providing resources to tackle mental health stigma

24/7 Support

Young Minds Crisis Messenger Support Text YM to 85258

Samaritans 116 123

The Mix 0808 808 4994

Childline 0800 1111

National Information, Advice and Support

National Self-harm Network

Online support network

Self-harm UK

Information, online support and Alumina, a 6-week online self-help course

Self-injury Support

Information and telephone, text and web chat support

Beat Eating Disorders

Information, advice, helpline and online support groups

Life Signs

Information, guidance and online support

Young Minds

Information, advice and parent’s helpline

Papyrus

Information, advice and helpline

NHS Recommended Apps

Includes self-harm, anxiety, first aid etc

Local Support

SAFA

Counselling and Information across Cumbria

Kooth

Online support, discussion and tools.

TogetherAll

Online support community

Cumbria Public Health 5-19 service

Information, advice, online School Nurse clinic and Parent Zone

Your GP, School or other support organisation can make a referral for young people to either My Time (Barnardo’s Mental Health Support) or Child and Adolescent NHS Mental Health Services.

Local NHS Mental Health Crisis Support

If you, or someone you know, is having a mental health crisis then call

North Cumbria NHS Universal Mental Health Crisis Line
0800 652 2865

South Cumbria NHS Urgent Mental Health Support Line
0800 953 0110

These are open 24 hrs a day/7 days a week and are for all ages.

Ideas for Distractions

lifesigns.org.uk/help

mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/how-can-i-distract-myself

papyrus.org.uk

wellbeingandcoping.net

Information and support for Parents and Carers

Young Minds Parents Helpline 08080 802 5544

Advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25. Open Monday to Friday 9.30-4.00pm.

Anna Freud Centre

Information and resources to how you talk to your child about mental health and self-harm

MindEd

Free online courses for parents and carers on mental health issues affecting children and young people

Stem4

Information, guidance and Apps to support parents and Young People

Cumbria Public Health 5-19 Service

Information, advice, online School Nurse clinic and Parent Zone

Safeguarding Children in Cumbria

Safeguarding Hub 0333 2401727 (including out of hours emergency duty team). Information on the Early Help service 03003 033896 or early.help@cumbria.gov.uk.

CAMHS North – Child and Adolescent NHS Mental Health Services

Referral to CAMHS and My Time made via CAMHS SPA referral form obtained via local office. REFERRALS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY PROFESSIONALS such as teachers, social workers, GP’s etc. No self-referral accepted. East (Carlisle & Eden) 01228 603017  camhs.east1@nhs.net. West 01900 705800 camhs.west1@nhs.net.

CAMHS South – Child and Adolescent NHS Mental Health Services

Referrals through Tel 01229 402696 or camhssouth@nhs.net Self-referrals can be made through Healthy Young Minds LSC

Action for Children

Child and Family support services in South Lakeland

Barnados

Various services across Cumbria including targeted support, missing from home, My Time (access via CAMHS) also run child and family support in Eden

Family Action

Child and Family support services in Barrow, Copeland, Allerdale and Carlisle

Brathay

Support for young people in South Cumbria

Carlisle Youth Zone

Youth work in Carlisle 01228516280

Cumbria Family Support

Providing support to families across North and West Cumbria 01768 593102

Cumbria Youth Alliance

Providing support and run projects for young people within the community

Dropzone

Youth work in the Furness area 01229 812888

Inspira

Careers and development service across Cumbria including NCI programme 0345 658 8647

Kooth

Free safe anonymous online support for young people commissioned by Cumbria County Council. Online support Mon- Fri 12-10pm, Sat – Sun 6-10pm

PAC Therapy

Provide therapy to young people in Carlisle

Wave Forward

Offering mental health support to YP in South Lakeland

Young Minds

Information and advice and support on young people’s mental health including:

Young Minds Parent Line 0808 802 5544 9.30-4pm Mon-Fri,

Young Minds Crisis Messenger Text YM to 85258 Crisis text support for under 25s 24/7

Information about medication (previously headmeds website)

Anna Freud Centre

On line resource and support for children, families and schools

Family Lives

Providing resources for families on a wide range of issues including BullyingUK

Helpline 0808 8002222 Mon- Fri 9am-9pm, weekends 10am-3pm

The Mix

Advice and support for under 25s on mental health, physical health, relationships, drugs etc 0808 808 4994 4-11pm

Muslim Youth Helpline

Helpline 0808 808 2008 4-10pm

NSPCC

Advice and support.

Childline: 0800 11 11 Support currently available from 9am-Midnight (normally 24/7) and on line 1-2-1 chat

Papyrus – Prevention Young Suicide

Support and advice for Young People who may be feeling suicidal. Call the Hopeline on 0800 068 4141 9am-Midnight every day.

CAMHS Resources

A site for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support mental health and well-being. 

Cumbria County Council

Local and national advice and information services, including Council services

Food Banks in Cumbria

Foodbanks can provide emergency food parcels in a crisis.

CAB Citizens Advice

Provides free, impartial and confidential advice National Advice Line 03444 111 444

Local offices:

Allerdale 01900 604735

Barrow 0344 4889624

Carlisle/Eden 03300 563037

Copeland 01946 693321

South Lakes 01539 446464

Christians against Poverty

Free advice & help to those in debt. Centres in Penrith, Carlisle, Whitehaven, Barrow and Ulverston. 0800 328 0006

Cumbria Law Centre

Free legal advice and representation for people living in Cumbria. 01228 515129

Manna House

Providing advice and support to the homeless, vulnerably housed and lonely in South Lakeland

Carlisle Key

Providing housing support to young people in Carlisle

Cold to Cosy Homes

Providing free energy saving advice and equipment to make homes warmer and more comfortable

CAB Citizens Advice

Provides free, impartial and confidential advice National Advice Line 03444 111 444

Christians against Poverty

Free advice & help to those in debt with debt centres in Cumbria 0800 328 0006

National Debtline:

Free confidential debt advice 0808 808 4000 9am-8pm

Money Advice Service

Free debt advice and online resource 0800 138 7777 8am-6pm

Shelter

Free housing advice and on line resource Helpline 0808 8004444 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

ACAS

Online resource on employment rights

Cumbria Together

Directory of support for those affected by crime or anti-social behaviour

Police – non emergency 101

National Domestic Abuse Helpline:

24 hour free national domestic abuse helpline 0808 2000 247

Mens Helpline

Freephone support line for men affected by domestic abuse 0808 8010327 Mon, Wed 9am-8pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-5pm

Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisers IDSVAs in Cumbria:

List of independent domestic and sexual violence advisers in Cumbria

The Birchall Trust

Offers support to those affected by rape and sexual abuse in South Cumbria and North Lancashire. 01229 820828

Bridgeway Sexual Assault Support Service

Providing support for anyone in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted 0808 118 6432 (24hrs)

The Freedom Project

Providing support in West Cumbria Helpline 07712 117986

Safety Net

Supporting those affected by rape, exploitation sexual abuse or domestic violence in North & West Cumbria 01228 515859

Springfield

Provides support for anyone affected by domestic abuse in South Lakeland 01539 720313

Victim Support:

Victim Support in Cumbria. If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim care team in Cumbria on 0300 303 0157. Mon to Fri, 8am-6pm

National Support

ADFAM

Support for families affected by drugs and alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

Details of local self support group for anyone hoping to recover from alcoholism. Helpline0800 9177 650

GAMCARE

provides support & advice to anyone with a gambling problem. National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020133 24/7

Frank

Advice, information and support for anyone concerned about drugs and substance misuse. Helpline: 0300 123 6600 24/7 Text 82111

Narcotics Anonymous:

Self-support group for anyone hoping to recover from a drug problem. 0300 9991212 Helpline 10.00am – midnight

We are with you

Confidential advice and support (formerly Addaction)

Local Support

Recovery Steps Cumbria

Commissioned Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service across Cumbria, local offices within Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Workington, Whitehaven, Kendal and Penrith. Email: referals@recoverystepscumbria.org.uk

CADAS

Countywide confidential support and help with drug and alcohol issues from aged 10+ 0300 114002

The Well

Provides support to people in South Cumbria recovering from drug and alcohol addiction through therapy, counselling, peer mentoring, employment training and social activities 01229 829832

Health & Wellbeing Officers for young people under the age of 18 who show substance misuse needs including alcohol. North Cumbria 0782 5340514; West Cumbria 0788 7947621; South Cumbria 0790 0060645

Support in Cumbria

Child Bereavement UK

Offering bereavement support to children and young people and if a child dies. National helpline: 0800 0288840. Child Bereavement UK Cumbria: 01539 628 311 cumbriasupport@childbereavementuk.org

Cruse Cumbria

Bereavement Counselling Support. Local Help Line: 0300 6003434

Coroners Court Support Service

Provide practical and emotional support to the family at a coroners’ courts Helpline 0300 1112141 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

National Information, advice and support

Cruse

Support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. National Helpline 0808 8081677

BEAD

Bereaved by alcohol or Drugs Project ran by CRUSE and ADFAM

Winston’s Wish

Providing support and guidance to bereaved children or anyone concerned about a grieving child. 0808 8020021

Child Bereavement UK

Offering bereavement support to children and young people and if a child dies. National helpline: 0800 0288840.

The Bluebell Foundation

Support in South Cumbria for people experiencing grief associated to loss during pregnancy, fertility issues, death of a child or support for a young person around bereavement Helpline 0751 6556081

Lullaby Trust

Support for anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child

Sudden

Support when someone has died suddenly, or too soon in their lives 

WAY: Widowed and Young

Support for people aged 50 or under when their partner died

Support in Cumbria

Every Life Matters

One-to-one support for people bereaved and affected by suicide.

Child Bereavement UK

Offering bereavement support to children and young people bereaved by suicide in Cumbria. National helpline: 0800 0288840. Cumbria: 01539 628 311 cumbriasupport@childbereavementuk.org

Cruse Cumbria

Support to people bereaved by suicide. Local Help Line: 0300 6003434

SBS Suicide Bereavement Support Cumbria

A volunteer-led organisation in Cumbria for those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend offering peer support meetings. Contact John on 0757 297 5721 or Karan on 0789 670 3757 (formerly SOBS Cumbria)

Coroners Court Support Service

Provide practical and emotional support to families bereaved by suicide at a coroners’ court. Helpline 0300 1112141 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

Together We

Provide counselling and wellbeing support to people bereaved by suicide in West Cumbria

Time to Share Bereavement Service

Provide Play therapy support to children in Copeland. Your children’s school or support worker can make a referral to the service.

National information, advice and support

Support after Suicide

Providing information and support following a suicide including the ‘Help is at Hand’ and ‘Finding the Words’

SOBS

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – Information, guidance and National Helpline 0300 1115065

Helplines

SOBS UK

Call 0300 111 5065 – 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday – Support and guidance for people bereaved and affected by suicide.

Child Bereavement UK

Offering bereavement support to children and young people. National helpline: 0800 0288840.

Winstons Wish

Call 08088 020 021 – 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday – Expert advice and guidance on supporting a grieving child or young person after the death of a loved one.

Coroners Court Support Service

Provide practical and emotional support to the family at a coroners’ courts Helpline 0300 1112141 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

Combat Stress

Providing mental health support and advice to serving and ex-military. Helplines available 24/7 Veterans and families: 0800 138 1619. Serving personnel and families: 0800 323 4444

Veterans Gateway

Providing advice and support on housing, money, mental wellbeing Helpline 24/7 0808 8021212

SSAFA

Providing advice and support on housing, money, mental wellbeing Helpline 0800 7314880 Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm

British Legion

Providing advice and support on housing, money, mental wellbeing Helpline 0808 802 8080 8am-8pm

Perinatal Community Mental Health Team (North Cumbria)

The perinatal team will provide a community service to support woman experiencing mental health difficulties related to pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. Phone: 01228 602 099

Happy Mums Foundation

Happy Mums focus on offering peer support to mums with mental health problems from pregnancy and throughout their life as a mother. Phone 01228 592301

Womens Community Matters

Offer a wide range of support for women in the Barrow area

Women out West

Offer a wide range of support for women in the Copeland area

Gateway 4 Women

Offering a wide range of support for women in the Carlisle area

Mental Health Support | Men Too

Raising awareness and providing resources for those struggling with mens mental health

Mind Ya Marras

Community based support in Mirehouse meet Mon evenings

Offload Cumbria

Offload offer free, easily accessible peer support sessions for males 18+ in Cumbria.

Men In Sheds

Men’s Sheds are kitted out community spaces where men can enjoy practical hobbies. They’re about making friends, learning and sharing skills.

Andys Man Club

Run talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in life. Nationwide talking groups run every Monday evening.

Disability UK Rights of disabled people during COVID-19

Useful practical information provided by Disability UK

Support with day to day living due to illness or disability

Information of what support and resources are available

NHS

NHS online resource, health guides, finding your nearest GP, pharmacist etc. For non urgent advice ring 111

Disability Associations: Services and support for people with disabilities in Cumbria.

Carlisle /Eden 01228 317070 www.carlisledisability.org.uk, Barrow 01229 870272,  Allerdale 01900 61912 www.allerdaledisability.com

Healthwatch:

Feedback and reviews of health and social care in Cumbria 03003038567

Learning Disabilities

Easy Read NHS Mental Health Self Help Guides

Self-help guides for a range of mental health issues produced by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS.

People First

Support, advocacy and representation across Cumbria 03003 038037

Chat+Check Service

For people in Cumbria with learning difficulties and/or autism during Covid-19: Ran by People First Cumbria chris.tolley@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk 07763 546116

Support in North Cumbria

Links to support available in North Cumbria

Support in South Cumbria

Links to support available in South Cumbria

Carers UK

Help and Advice to make life better for carers

Carers Direct

Confidential information and advice for anyone looking after someone else. 0300 1231053 Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and weekends, 11am to 4pm

Local Carers Support

Information about support organisations in Cumbria.

AGE UK

Advice and information from AGE UK on COVID-19

AGE UK

Advice and Information. Helpline 0800 6781602 8am-7pm Branches throughout Cumbria

Alzheimers Society

Information and support and links to local branches

Copeland Age and Advice Service (CAAS)

Helping over 55’s in Copeland to live independently 01946 552166

Silverline

0800 470 80 90 Information, friendship and advice for older people 24/7

Farming Community Network:

Pastoral and practical support for the farming community. Helpline 0300 111 999 7am-11pm

RABI

Providing support to farming families. Helpline 0808 281 9490

‘Supporting Farmers in times of uncertainty’

Public Health Wales document

AHDB

Practical guidance, information around monye, mental health issues or any others concerns

MindOut:

LGBTQ+ mental health support

Stonewall

Support for LGBTQ+ Community

Outreach Cumbria

Countywide support and advice for LGBTQ+

LGBThq Cumbria

provides support and advice including free counselling to LGBTQ+ also Sticky Bits Café PiNC Youth

Boloh, Barnardos Helpline

Boloh Helpline offers advice, signposting, emotional support and free therapy to adult asylum seekers UK Wide. Find out more about the support we can offer. 0800 151 2605

Muslim Community Helpline:

A confidential, non-judgemental listening and emotional support service. Monday to Friday, 10 am to 1 pm CONTACT NUMBERS: 0208 908 6715 OR 0208 904 8193 or via Email: ess4m@btinternet.com

Religion Belief and Culture in our Community

Cumbria supplement to a national resource

Refugee Council

Providing information for refugees

AWAZ

Providing support to Black and Minority Ethnic people in Cumbria

Multi Cultural Carlisle

Multicultural Cumbria has been set up to empower minority groups & the wider community. We aim to improve communication on grass roots level.  Building confidence, self esteem, social opportunities and community cohesion.

South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership

SLEDP seek to reduce inequality on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, rurality and religion/belief whilst celebrating diversity and reducing discrimination