What does First Step offer?

 

The links on this page will give you an idea of what the various treatments would look like. For some problems there is more than one choice, for some problems there is only one talking therapy option that is proven to work. Your assessment practitioner will discuss this with you.

Why might my GP have suggested that First Step could be helpful?

Many people are referred (or are encouraged to contact First Step themselves) by their GP. The GP will have thought that some form of therapy involving talking about your problems and making changes to ways of acting or thinking would be useful.


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

First Step support service among country’s best

From Our Mental Health Team First Step support service among country’s best

First Step has become one of the most successful Mental Health services in the country

Trust Supports Armed Forces Day

From Our Mental Health Team Trust Supports Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is being celebrated across the county, find out what events are on and the services on offer to support Military Veterans

Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

From Our Mental Health Team Mental health practitioner swaps books for boots

Mental health practitioner Nicky Lavery steps into the shoes of military veterans to help evolve First Step services.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Helpful top tips

Mental Health Awareness Week: Helpful top tips

To round off mental health week we have developed these top tips from NHS Choices

Mental health awareness week: Suicide prevention

From Our Mental Health Team Mental health awareness week: Suicide prevention

To promote mental health awareness week the Trust has produced a number of articles raising awareness of different mental health issues

National Stress Awareness day: case study

From Our Mental Health Team National Stress Awareness day: case study

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is supporting national stress awareness day 2014 which is held on the 5th November

Ways to Wellbeing Workshops

From Our Health Professionals Team Ways to Wellbeing Workshops

As an alternative to individual talking therapies we also have workshops which you might be offered at assessment from FirstStep