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: 22nd March 2017
A pilot scheme that helps get the right support quickly for those in mental health crisis in Cumbria is underway.
Published: 7th March 2017
200 delegates attend the Suicide Prevention Conference
Published: 23rd February 2017
Thomas Kearney, CPFT Mental Health Practitioner, has been credited by The Royal College of Nursing
Published: 11th January 2017
Reading Well books are now available in libraries across Cumbria
Published: 25th October 2016
First Step has become one of the most successful Mental Health services in the country