Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Our mental health services support people who are experiencing difficulties in their day to day lives due to mental health problems. They aim to support people to recover and live as independently as possible.

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FirstStep Mental Health Services

Feeling Anxious or Stressed - Get in touch with First Step

“I felt worse and worse each day until eventually I was struggling to even get to work. First Step helped me to understand my depression and change the way I think and feel - now I’m back to my old self.”

National Stress Awareness day: case study

This year's theme is Stress: The Balancing Act. Most people are aware that it is often difficult to keep the balance right in terms of work, play and lifestyle.

Mental Health Act

The Mental Health Act 1983 covers the rights, assessment and treatment of people experiencing mental health needs. 

Mental Health Conference Summary

The conference which was jointly hosted by Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust kick started a project funded via NHS England

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dementiafriends.org.uk - Become a Dementia Friend‎

Understand a bit more about dementia, and the little ways you can help.

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Ways to Wellbeing Workshops

As an alternative to individual talking therapies we also have Ways to Wellbeing Workshops which you might be offered at assesment. Some people prefer the idea of learning new skills in a group alongside other people with similar problems, this can help them to feel less alone and more supported.

Employment advisors working in the NHS

From Our Mental Health Team Employment advisors working in the NHS

The NHS First Step talking therapy service now has employment advisors in their team

First Step short listed for national award

From Our Mental Health Team First Step short listed for national award

The awards are an opportunity for employers to showcase and share innovative ways in which they have taken a lead in challenging discriminat

Two learning disability nurses accepted onto esteemed London leadership course

From Our Mental Health Team Two learning disability nurses accepted onto esteemed London leadership course

Two Cumbrian learning disability nurses have been selected out of hundreds of applicants to undertake a prestigious leadership course in Lon