Support Directory

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

Suicide & Mental Health Crisis – What to do in an emergency
Suicide and Crisis Support
Mental Health – Telephone and Text Helplines
Mental Health – Online Support Communities
Mental Health – Self-help Guides
Mental Health – Recommended Apps
Mental Health – Support in Cumbria
Mental Health – NHS Support in Cumbria
Mental Health – National Support
Self-harm Support
Children and Young People – Support in Cumbria

Safeguarding Children in Cumbria

Safeguarding Hub 0333 2401727 (including out of hours emergency duty team). Information on the Early Help service 03003 033896 or

CAMHS North – Child and Adolescent NHS Mental Health Services

Referral to CAMHS and My Time made via CAMHS referral form obtained via local office. Referrals can only be made through professionals such as teachers, social workers, GPs etc. No self-referral accepted. East (Carlisle & Eden) 01228 603017 West 01900 705800

CAMHS South – Child and Adolescent NHS Mental Health Services

Referrals through Tel 01229 402696 or Self-referrals can be made through Healthy Young Minds LSC

Action for Children

Child and Family support services in South Lakeland


Various services across Cumbria including targeted support, missing from home, My Time (access via CAMHS) also run child and family support in Eden.
South Cumbria: Lancashire and South Cumbria Thrive Service | Barnardo’s (
North Cumbria: MyTime Cumbria | Barnardo’s (

Family Action

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


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


Youth work in the Furness area 01229 812888


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


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

Children and Young People – National Support
Debt, Benefits, Housing, Employment – Support in Cumbria
Debt, Benefits, Housing, Employment – National Support
Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Victim Support
Drug, Alcohol and Gambling Support
Bereavement Support
Suicide Bereavement Support
Veterans Support
Women’s Support
Mens Support
Health, Disabilities and Learning Disabilities
Carers Support
Older Adults Support
Farming Communities Support
LGBTQ+ Support
BAME and Equality