B.M.G.  barrow men's group

B.M.G. barrow mens group




0300 561000 

text Mind to 81066



Carlisle Eden Mind

01228 543 354  enquiries@cemind.org  



Ulverston Mind

01229 581578  advice@ulverstonmind.org.uk 



Mind in West Cumbria

01900 66518  admin@mindinwestcumbria.org.uk  



Mind in Furness

01229 827094  schoolstreet@mindinfurness.org.uk 



Your Voice Advocacy 


Independent advocacy service supporting people across Cumbria

0300 012 0103 



National Mind 

Mind Information Line: 0300123393 info@mind.org.uk  


Mind Legal Line 0300 4666463 legal@mind.org.uk

Age UK: provides services and support for people in later life. Branches across Cumbria. Advice Line 0800 1698787


Alcoholics Anonymous: Self support group for anyone hoping to recover from alcoholism. 

0800 9177 650 help@aamail.org  


BACP: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy directory of therapists who are BACP recognised 


Barnados: various services across Cumbria including targeted support, childrens centres, missing from home, My Time (access via CAMHS) 


B-eat: Supporting people affected by eating disorders. 

Helpline: 0808 8010677 Youth Line: 0808 8010711 


Bipolar UK: web based support and supporting local self-help groups around Cumbria.

Tel: 0333 3233880


The Birchall Trust: Offers support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse in South Cumbria and North Lancashire. 01229 820828 


Borderline Counselling: means tested counselling service in Carlisle 01228 596900 www.borderlinecounselling.org.uk

Bridgeway Sexual Assault Support Service service for men, women, children and young people in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past. 0808 1186432 www.thebridgeway.org.uk

CAB Citizens Advice Bureau: Provides free, impartial and confidential advice 03444 111 444 www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 Allerdale 01900 604735

Copeland 01946 693321

Carlisle & Eden 03300 563037

South Lakes 01539 446464

CADAS: Countywide confidential support and help with drug and alcohol issues.

0300 114002   


CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably: working to prevent male suicide 

Helpline: 0800 585858 (open 5pm- midnight) 


Carers Direct: Confidential information and advice for anyone looking after someone else

0300 1231053 


Local Carers Associations: 

www.carerssupportcumbria.org.uk 08443 843 230 

Carlisle Carers 01228 542156; Eden Carers 01768 890280; Furness Carers 01229 822 822; South Lakeland Carers 01539 815970; West Cumbria Carers: 01900 821976 

Carlisle Youth Zone: 01228513280 


Childline: Free 24 hour confidential helpline for children and young people. 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK:   helpline: 0800 0288840


01539 628 311  cumbriasupport@childbereavementuk.org

CHOC: Cumbria Health on Call Out of hours healthcare in Cumbria 111


Christians against Poverty: free advice & help to those in debt with debt centres in Cumbria 0800 328006 


Combat Stress: Support for military veterans on a range of mental health conditions including PTSD, anxiety and depression 0800 1381619 


Cruse Bereavement Care: Bereavement support Local Help Line: 07071 780 761  www.crusecumbria.org.uk 0844 477 9400 


Cumbria County Council

Adult Social Care

 Allerdale / Copeland 0300 3033589

Barrow / S Lakes 0300 3032704

Carlisle / Eden 0300 3033249

Emergency Duty Team 01228 526690

Health and Wellbeing Coaches referral through ASC 

Children’s Services Safeguarding 0333 2401727 (including out of hours emergency duty team) www.cumbrialscb.com

Focus Families: part of the national troubled families programme offering support to harder to reach families www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/strategyandcommissioning/focusfamily/aboutfocusfamily.asp Referral through: focusfamily@cumbria.gov.uk

Health & Wellbeing Officers for young people under the age of 18 who show substance misuse needs including alcohol. North Cumbria 0782 5340514; West Cumbria 0788 7947621; South Cumbria 0790 0060645

Cumbria Gateway – Services and support for people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.

Tel: 01228 524 450 


Cumbria Partnership Trust:


A-maze - Help for people with early symptoms of psychosis (aged 14-65) access via GP or A-Maze@cumbria.nhs.uk

ANIS Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Service 07766443261  ANIS@ncumbria.nhs.uk

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services referral to CAMHS (Tier 3) and My Time (Tier 2) made via CAMHS SPA referral form obtained via local office. No self referral accepted. East (Carlisle & Eden)01228 603017  camhs.east1@nhs.net West 01900 705800 camhs.west1@nhs.net South 01229 402696 camhssouth@nhs.net

First Step – Help and Support service for people with mild to moderate mental health problems. Self referral or via GP. (Also access to SilverCloud Online CBT) 0300 1239122 

Single Point of Access Line 24 hour line for referral into mental health services for professionals and clients/ carers who have accessed services in last 3 years 0300 123 9015  

Cumbria Law Centre: Free legal advice. Tel: 01228 515129  


Disability Associations: Services and support for people with disabilities in Cumbria.

Carlisle /Eden 01228 674 882 

Welfare Benefits Advice 01228 672446 


Barrow 01229432599 

www.bdda.org.uk Allerdale 0845 1299945 


Drinkaware: Promoting responsible drinking. 


East Cumbria Family Support: 

www.eastcumbriafamilysupport.org.uk supporting families across Carlisle and Eden 01768 593102

Every Life Matters: new suicide prevention charity for Cumbria 


Farming Community Network: pastoral and practical support to farming community 

Tel: 0845 367 9990 


Food Banks in Cumbria: details of all food 


Frank: Advice, information and support for anyone concerned about drugs and substance misuse. 0300 123 6600 


GAMCARE: provides support & advice to anyone with a gambling problem National Gambling Headline 0808 8020133 


Growing Well Farm based mental health organisation in South Lakes 

www.growingwell.co.uk 015395 61777

Harmless: Self harm support also incorporates the Tomorrow Project for people in suicidal crisis www.harmless.org.uk

If U Care Share: support for those bereaved by suicide and young people who are feeling suicidal 0191 387 5661 


Inspira Careers and development service including NCI programme 0345 658 8647 www.inspira.org.uk

James’ Place: suicidal crisis support for men Text JP to 85258 24/7


www.kooth.com free online counselling service commissioned by Cumbria County Council for 11-25 year olds and web support

LGBThq Cumbria provides support and advice including free counselling to LGBT+ also Sticky Bits Café PiNC Youth 

www.LGBThq.org.uk 01228 267247

Manna House: Housing, homelessness, benefits advice / support and drop-in in Kendal. 01539 725534. 


Maytree: suicide respite centre in London 0207 263 7070 


MindOut: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Mental Health Service 


The Mix confidential advice and support to under 25s on mental health, sex, drugs, money etc www.themix.org.uk 0808 8084994

Muslim Youth Helpline 

www.myh.org.uk Helpline 0808 808 2008 help@myh.org.uk 

Narcotics Anonymous: Self-support group for anyone hoping to recover from a drug problem. 

0300 9991212


National Debtline: Free confidential debt advice 0808 808 4000 


National Self Harm Network: Online support for individuals who self-harm and their families and carers 


NHS 111: Health advice and information service (replaces NHS Direct)

NightStop provision of emergency accommodation for 16 to 25 year old young people in the homes of approved volunteers. 

www.depaulcharity.org/NightstopUK. Cumbria contact Sharon 07958 447477 sharon.jackson@depaulcharity.org.uk 

No Panic:  Support for anxiety disorders and panic attacks Helpline 0844 967 4848 Youth Helpline 0330 606 1174  


Outreach Cumbria: Help advice and support to the LGBT community in Cumbria  0800 3457440 www.outreachcumbria.co.uk

PAC: Counselling and art therapy for Young People in Carlisle 01228 533874 


PAPYRUS: National organisation dedicated to the prevention of young suicide

Hopeline (open til 10pm each day) 0800 068 41 41  


People First: provide advocacy and Healthwatch across Cumbria 

www.peoplefirstcumbria.org.uk 03003 038037

POLICE: Non emergency 101

QWELL Counselling: On line counselling for adults commissioned by Cumbria County Council www.qwellcounselling.com

Red Cross practical time limited support in a crisis 

www.redcross.org.uk 01228 552484

RETHINK: National Organisation providing support to those experiencing severe mental illness, their carers and relatives. 0300 5000 927  


Richmond Fellowship: provide housing /support across Cumbria 

www.richmondfellowship.org.uk 01228 544089 and the Haven (24 hour crisis service) 03300083911.

SAFA: Offering counselling and support for individuals aged 11+ who self harm and to those who support them. Countywide Tel: 01229 832269 


Safety Net: Supporting young people affected by rape, sexual abuse or domestic violence in North & West Cumbria 01228 515859 


Samaritans: 24 hour free confidential support for people feeling distressed or with thoughts of suicide Freephone 116 123   

www.samaritans.org email jo@samaritans.org

SANE: National Organisation providing support and advice to people experiencing mental illness 0300 304 7000 


Selfharm UK: on line alumni support, parents guide etc 


Shelter: housing and homelessness advice Shelterline 0808 8004444 Emergency advice 0808 1644660 


SHOUT: 24 hour crisis text service - Text Shout to 85258

Silverline: 24 hour help and supportline for older people 0800 4708090 


Stonewall: LGBT Information and support

 www.stonewall.org.uk 08000 502020

SupportLine: offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults. 

Tel: 01708 765200 


Support after Suicide 

www.supportaftersuicide.org including the ‘Help is at Hand’ and ‘Finding the Words’ 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS): A self-help organisation in Cumbria for those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Local contact John on 0757 297 5721 or Karan on 0789 670 3757 

www.sobs-cumbria.org.uk email: hello@sobs-cumbria.org.uk National 0300 1115065 


Unity: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service across cumbria Carlisle 

www.gmw.nhs.uk/unity including access to Breaking Free resource

 Allerdale 01900 270010

Copeland 01946 350020

South Lakes 01539 742780

Carlisle & Eden 01228 212060

Barrow in Furness 01229 207020

Victim Support providing support to victims of crime; now locally including domestic violence support 0300 3030157 


Winston’s Wish Providing support and guidance to bereaved children or anyone concerned about a grieving child. 0808 8020021 


Young Minds: National Organisation committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. 


Young Mind Parent Line 0808 802 5544 and 24 hour free crisis messenger service  text YM to 85258

Other online directories:

Cumbria County Council


Cumbria Together: 


Cumbria Advice Network:


Equality Cumbria: Resource website for BME groups, LGBT groups, disability groups, interfaith groups.  


GP’s LIST: Information about services in GP practices across Cumbria www.nhs.uk/Services/Trusts/GPs/DefaultView.aspx?id=5NE 

Hub of Hope: 

www.hubofhope.co.uk national mental health resource network

Other Resources / websites and apps

MindEd free e-learning resource for professionals and parents /carers on mental health issues affecting children and young people produced by Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England. New section on Older Adults mental health 


A children and young people’s whole system emotional and mental wellbeing support guide for professionals www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/537/6683/6687/17172/4279584931.pdf

Time to Change 

www.timetochange.org.uk resources, videos, lesson plans on challenging mental health stigma

Doc ready 

www.docready.org helps you prepare to talk to your GP about Mental Health for first time


www.headmeds.org.uk straight talking guide to medication and conditions


www.elefriends.org.uk online community providing support on mental health (aged over 17)

Big White Wall

 www.bigwhitewall.com online community providing support

Boing Boing 

www.boingboing.org.uk website with resources and research regarding resilience

NHS List of recommended apps 


For younger children – Positive Penguins; Chill Panda, myhappymind