Mental Health

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.

Advanced nursing putting Cumbria on the world map

From Our Mental Health Team Advanced nursing putting Cumbria on the world map

Advanced nursing roles allow nurses to develop their clinical skills and expertise to support patients

World Mental Health day 2018

From Our Mental Health Team World Mental Health day 2018

Resources and advice to help support good mental health

NHS staff celebrate helping over 100,000 Cumbrians’ with 24 hour three peak challenge

From Our Mental Health Team NHS staff celebrate helping over 100,000 Cumbrians’ with 24 hour three peak challenge

Over thirty adventurous First Step staff complete the highest peaks in the Lake District

NHS staff take on a 24 hour three peak challenge

From Our Mental Health Team NHS staff take on a 24 hour three peak challenge

First Step therapists will be taking on a Lake District challenge

How specialist therapy has helped a Cumbrian man overcome 40 years of PTSD.

From Our Mental Health Team How specialist therapy has helped a Cumbrian man overcome 40 years of PTSD.

As a gay teenager in the 1970s, Jeremy was given painful electric shocks  to ‘cure’ him of his homosexuality.