What kind of problems can First Step help with?

 

Sometimes people come to First Step after seeing a GP and have a clear idea of their problem (or diagnosis). Often though, people know they are experiencing problems (e.g. feeling low, having panic attacks) but are unsure of exactly what the problem might be. This is normal and during your appointments you and your practitioner can discuss this.

First Step can help with a whole variety of problems and if you already know what the problem is, these links provide guidance on some of the most common of these.


Focus on: Richard Pape Lead fire officer for the Trust

Focus on: Richard Pape Lead fire officer for the Trust

Since joining the Trust Richard has made a real difference to staff's fire awareness

New Beginnings in Mental Health and Social Care

From Our Mental Health Team New Beginnings in Mental Health and Social Care

On Friday 27th March 2015 over 250 delegates from both Cumbria and further afield attended a major conference at Rheged in Penrith...

Cumbria leads the way in England with Pharmacist and GP joint working

Cumbria leads the way in England with Pharmacist and GP joint working

An innovative IT solution has been developed so pharmacists can legally access GP records to safely prescribe medicines for patients

Support for people with personality disorders in Cumbria is changing from April 2015

From Our Mental Health Team Support for people with personality disorders in Cumbria is changing from April 2015

The current provision of intensive support on offer in the Aspatria and Carlisle areas supports only a small minority of people in Cumbria.

Headache forum interview

From Our Specialist Services Team Headache forum interview

Listen to Dr Jitka Vanderpol talk about the forum on BBC Radio Cumbria

Visiting relatives in Penrith Hospital have place to relax

Visiting relatives in Penrith Hospital have place to relax

People visiting their relatives at Penrith and Eden Community Hospital now have a dedicated room in which to relax.

CQC inspection for Furness CMHT team

From Our Mental Health Team CQC inspection for Furness CMHT team

CQC praise professionalism of Furness Community Mental Health Team...

Cumbria’s Headstart project

From Our Children & Families Team Cumbria’s Headstart project

A vision to ensure young people in Cumbria have access to all the support they need to promote their emotional wellbeing and mental health

Congratulations to dietetic assistant Susan Hurrell

Congratulations to dietetic assistant Susan Hurrell

Susan has completed a professional course in Dementia and proactively spread her knowledge to other teams.

Double Celebration as Millom Hospital marks its 40th birthday

From Our Community Health Team Double Celebration as Millom Hospital marks its 40th birthday

Community groups are coming together with healthcare organisations for a double celebration to mark the 40th birthday of Millom Hospital

Gift of treadmill and stairs to aid patient recovery

From Our Community Health Team Gift of treadmill and stairs to aid patient recovery

Physiotherapists at Workington Community Hospital have welcomed the gifts of new equipment from the League of Friends.

206 staff from Cumbria Partnership NHS show support for #Hellomynameis

206 staff from Cumbria Partnership NHS show support for #Hellomynameis

An incredible 206 members of staff from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have showed their support for the #Hellomynameis

Take part in Time to Talk Day at Work

From Our Mental Health Team Take part in Time to Talk Day at Work

Take 5 minutes on the 5th February to talk about mental health

Dr John Howarth guest blog for CLIC

Dr John Howarth guest blog for CLIC

By working together, we can tackle challenges in Cumbria

Non-Executive Director awarded honorary fellowships from the University of Cumbria

Non-Executive Director awarded honorary fellowships from the University of Cumbria

Heike Horsburgh MBE is recognised for her contribution to the County by University of Cumbria

Karen is West Cumbria Community Hero’s Carer of the Year

From Our Community Health Team Karen is West Cumbria Community Hero’s Carer of the Year

Karen Murray, Discharge Liaison Nurse at the Copeland Unit is West Cumbria Community Hero Carer of the Year

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

Fire Officer halves fires across inpatient units

Fire Officer halves fires across inpatient units

Richard has 32 years experience as a Fire Fighter, which has given him the passion and determination to help prevent fires.

Full Monty for Dova Unit

Full Monty for Dova Unit

Dova Unit is star ward for provision of therapeutic activities supporting recovery of service users

Karen leads the way in improving educational programme for respiratory patients

Karen leads the way in improving educational programme for respiratory patients

‘Our own staff have the answers to improve our service – change to services isn’t possible without their involvement in the process.’ “

Dr Sam Dearman writes national training text for Royal College of Psychiatry

Dr Sam Dearman writes national training text for Royal College of Psychiatry

Clinical Director of Medical Education wrote the book after finding a lack of guidance for trainees

Breast Cancer Survivor Joanne on cat walk stardom

Breast Cancer Survivor Joanne on cat walk stardom

'It was a great opportunity to show others that there is life after diagnosis and that you can still look amazing'

Sue’s kindness led to a life being saved

Sue’s kindness led to a life being saved

Sue's kindness led to a life being saved after she called on a patient to see how his wife was doing

Members inspired by Trust’s biggest ever Annual Members Meeting

Trust-wide News Members inspired by Trust’s biggest ever Annual Members Meeting

Over 300 members were entertained, informed and inspired at the 2014 Annual Members Meeting. Films available from the day.

World Suicide Prevention Day

From Our Mental Health Team World Suicide Prevention Day

Dr Dave Prosser explains how spotting the warning signs early is key to getting help to those who need it.

Partnership gets wheels turning for children

From Our Children & Families Team Partnership gets wheels turning for children

Children with additional physical needs given chance to ride bikes.

Event aims to inspire people to invest time in the health of their community

From Our Specialist Services Team Event aims to inspire people to invest time in the health of their community

Guest speakers hope to inspire members to make a difference at this year's Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust AGM.

Mental Health Conference Summary

From Our Mental Health Team Mental Health Conference Summary

Service users and carers were invited to attend an inspirational conference to learn more about the Mental Capacity Act 2005.