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.

Memory walk takes positive steps for dementia

From Our Mental Health Team Memory walk takes positive steps for dementia

Mental health workers will leave behind 'presents' to encourage others to talk about dementia

Future of mental health services to be addressed

From Our Mental Health Team Future of mental health services to be addressed

Commissioners of current services have confirmed that services need to be delivered into the integrated health and care systems

Update regarding the Multi Agency Crisis Assessment Service (MACAS) pilot programme

From Our Mental Health Team Update regarding the Multi Agency Crisis Assessment Service (MACAS) pilot programme

Pilot aimed to get the right help to the right people at the right time.

Mental Health Act Review – Have Your Say

From Our Mental Health Team Mental Health Act Review – Have Your Say

Service users and carers are invited to have their say in an independent review of the Mental Health Act