Local Support

POLICE: Non-Emergency Tel: 101

CHOC: Cumbria Health on Call Out of Hours healthcare in Cumbria Tel: 111 www.chocltd.co.uk

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 www.cumbrialawcentre.org.uk

Disability Associations: Services and support for people with disabilities in Cumbria. Barrow 01229432599 www.bdda.org.uk

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

Age UK: provides services and support for people in later life. Branches across Cumbria. Advice Line 0800 1698787 www.ageuk.org.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. South 01229 402696 camhssouth@nhs.net

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

Farming Community Network: pastoral and practical support to farming community
Tel: 0845 367 9990 www.fcn.org.uk

Food Banks in Cumbria: Details of all food banks http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/welfare/foodbank.asp

CAB Citizens Advice Bureau: Provides free, impartial and confidential advice 03444 111 444 www.citizensadvice.org.uk South Lakes 01539 446464

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

Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care Barrow / S Lakes 0300 3032704. Health and Wellbeing Coaches referral through ASC

Alcoholics Anonymous: Self support group for anyone hoping to recover from alcoholism. 0800 9177 650 help@aamail.org  www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Victim Support: Providing support to victims of crime; now locally including domestic violence support 0300 3030157 www.victimsupport.org.uk

Christians against Poverty: Free advice & help to those in debt with debt centres in Cumbria 0800 328006 www.capuk.org

Silverline: 24 hour help and support line for older people 0800 4708090 www.silverline.org.uk


Stonewall: LGBT Information and support www.stonewall.org.uk 08000 502020

LGBThq Cumbria: Provides support and advice including free counselling to LGBT+ also Sticky Bits Café PiNC Youth www.LGBThq.org.uk 01228 267247

Outreach Cumbria: Help advice and support to the LGBT community in Cumbria 0800 3457440

Abuse Support

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

Drug and Alcohol

The Well Communities Barrow: 01229 829832 email: info@thewell2.co.uk

CADAS: Countywide confidential support and help with drug and alcohol issues. 0300 114002 www.cadas.co.uk

Cumbria Gateway: Services and support for people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.
Tel: 01228 524 450 www.cumbriagateway.co.uk

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

Unity: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service across Cumbria www.gmw.nhs.uk/unity including access to Breaking Free resource
South Lakes 01539 742780
Barrow in Furness 01229 207020

Narcotics Anonymous: Self-support group for anyone hoping to recover from a drug problem. 0300 9991212 www.ukna.org

Suicide Prevention

CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably: working to prevent male suicide Helpline: 0800 585858 (open 5pm- midnight) www.thecalmzone.net

Every Life Matters: new suicide prevention charity for Cumbria www.every-life-matters.org.uk

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

PAPYRUS: National organisation dedicated to the prevention of young suicide Hopeline (open til 10pm each day) 0800 068 41 41 www.papyrus-uk.org


Carers Direct: Confidential information and advice for anyone looking after someone else
0300 1231053 www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

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

Mental Health

MINDLINE CUMBRIA: 0300 5610000 text Mind to 81066

Mind in Furness: 01229 827094 schoolstreet@mindinfurness.org.uk  www.mindinfurness.org.uk

Your Voice Advocacy Service: Independent advocacy service supporting people across Cumbria
0300 012 0103 enquiries@yourvoicecumbria.org

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

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

MindOut: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Mental Health Service www.mindout.org.uk

No Panic: Support for anxiety disorders and panic attacks Helpline 0844 967 4848 Youth Helpline 0330 606 1174 www.nopanic.org.uk

Bipolar UK: web based support and supporting local self-help groups around Cumbria. Tel: 0333 3233880 www.bipolaruk.org

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

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

Children and Families

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

Child Bereavement UK: www.childbereavementuk.org helpline: 0800 0288840
01539 628 311 cumbriasupport@childbereavementuk.org

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

Family Lives: online and helpline resource for families including BullyingUK www.familylives.org.uk helpline 0808 8002222

Young Minds: National Organisation committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. www.youngminds.org.uk Young Mind Parent Line 0808 802 5544 and 24 hour free crisis messenger service text YM to 85258

Barnados: Various services across Cumbria including targeted support, childrens centres, missing from home, My Time (access via CAMHS) www.barnados.org.uk

Health & Wellbeing Officers: For young people under the age of 18 who show substance misuse needs including alcohol. South Cumbria 0790 0060645

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

Eating Disorders

B-eat: Supporting people affected by eating disorders.
Helpline: 0808 8010677 Youth Line: 0808 8010711 www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

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


Cruse Bereavement Care: Bereavement support Local Help Line: 0300 6003434  www.crusecumbria.org.uk 0844 477 9400

SOBS: Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide National 0300 1115065 www.sobs.org.uk

Support after Suicide: www.supportaftersuicide.org including the ‘Help is at Hand’ and ‘Finding the Words’

Suicide Bereavement Service (formerly SOBS Cumbria ): 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.sbs.org.uk

Debt and Gambling

National Debtline: Free confidential debt advice 0808 808 4000 www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

GAMCARE: Provides support & advice to anyone with a gambling problem National Gambling
Headline 0808 8020133 www.gamcare.org.uk