There are many things that can affect your mental health, particularly if you are dealing with financial problems. It's normal and there is help available.

If someone is in a mental health crisis and needs urgent help, they can call their local Crisis Team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • People in North Cumbria can call 0800 6522 865. (Those who are Deaf/hard of hearing can text 0779 565 6226.)
  • People in South Cumbria can call 0800 953 0110.

The Samaritans are also available 24/7 on 116 123 for people who need to talk to someone urgently.

NHS psychological therapies services in Cumbria can provide treatments for a range of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder. You can refer yourself for support or ask your GP to make a referral for you.

Additional mental health support

Kooth is an online service for young people aged 11-18.

Mindline Cumbria offers support and guidance about mental health over the phone, via text or email. They will listen to your concerns and help to empower you to feel more in control of your mental health or support someone else.