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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“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.”
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.
The Mental Health Act 1983 covers the rights, assessment and treatment of people experiencing mental health needs.
The conference which was jointly hosted by Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust kick started a project funded via NHS England
Understand a bit more about dementia, and the little ways you can help.
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.
Published: 6th September 2019
The NHS First Step talking therapy service now has employment advisors in their team
Published: 5th June 2019
The awards are an opportunity for employers to showcase and share innovative ways in which they have taken a lead in challenging discriminat
From Our Mental Health Team Two learning disability nurses accepted onto esteemed London leadership course
Published: 15th April 2019
Two Cumbrian learning disability nurses have been selected out of hundreds of applicants to undertake a prestigious leadership course in Lon
Published: 12th November 2018
From Our Mental Health Team Feedback shared from mental health and learning disability services events
Published: 7th November 2018
Listening project feedback highlights clear themes