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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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.”
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: 7th August 2018
First Step therapists will be taking on a Lake District challenge
From Our Mental Health Team How specialist therapy has helped a Cumbrian man overcome 40 years of PTSD.
Published: 20th July 2018
As a gay teenager in the 1970s, Jeremy was given painful electric shocks to ‘cure’ him of his homosexuality.
Published: 16th May 2018
Mental health workers will leave behind 'presents' to encourage others to talk about dementia
Published: 10th April 2018
Commissioners of current services have confirmed that services need to be delivered into the integrated health and care systems
From Our Mental Health Team Update regarding the Multi Agency Crisis Assessment Service (MACAS) pilot programme
Published: 26th March 2018
Pilot aimed to get the right help to the right people at the right time.