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Local and National Health and Wellbeing resources

Local Organisations

Bluebell Foundation: We provide support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are grieving through the death or anticipated death of someone important to them. 

Phone: 07516556081 / 07849400315 Website:

Every Life Matters: New suicide prevention charity for Cumbria.

Every Life Matters also provides a comprehensive support directory with advise and further information about Support and Services available to you across Cumbria, Nationally and Online.

                                   Support Directory

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

Countywide Tel: 01229 832269


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



Mindline Cumbria: We provide practical information about mental health, services and support. We can help you understand your situation better, explore your options or just be there to listen. 

Phone: 0300 5610000 or text Mind to 81066


The Birchall Trust: We offer support to anyone aged 4 and above affected by rape, sexual abuse or sexualised violence in Cumbria and Lancashire.


National Organisations

Organised by topic.


Anxiety UK: We offer an extensive range of support services designed to help you to control your anxiety rather than letting it control you.

Phone: 03444 775 774 | Website:

No Panic: Our Youth Mentoring scheme is done on the telephone or online during a 6 week period. It teaches you learning/coping skills, exposure to your fears. Goal setting and all the tools you need to transform your life around.

Youth Line: 0330 606 1174 | Website:

Students Against Depression: Students Against Depression provides you with a calm environment and the resources to help you find a way forward - a website offering advice, information and guidance to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.



The Good Grief Trust: We want this to be a safe, lighthearted place where you can try and wrap your head around grief, in your own time at your own pace. 


Cruse: We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.


Young Minds: When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope, we can help you find support.

Textline: Text YM to 85258


Bipolar UK: Our mission is to empower everyone affected by bipolar to live well and fulfil their potential.


Cancer Support 

Macmillan: If you are a young person who is living with cancer, we have information and support especially for you.


Young Lives V Cancer: Our Young People’s Service is for young adults aged 16-24 who have been diagnosed with cancer, their families, and the people they care about. It’s available across the UK, in both main cancer hospitals and local hospitals.


Domestic Abuse 

Refuge: Refuge provides specialist services to survivors of domestic abuse.

Helpline: 0808 2000 247 | Website:


FRANK: Honest information about drugs.

Phone: 0300 123660 | Website:


Nacoa: Nacoa is for everyone affected by a parent's drinking.

Phone: 0800 358 3456 | Website:


Young Minds: You might take drugs or drink alcohol for lots of different reasons. It might be to fit in with a group, to see what it's like or to deal with a stressful situation in your life. Find out how drugs and alcohol can effect your mental health and what to do if you need support.

Textline: Text YM to 85258

Eating Disorders 

BEAT: Supporting people affected by eating disorders.

Phone: 0808 8010711 | Website:


Young Minds: If you're concerned about anorexia nervosa, you're not alone. Around one in 100 young people aged 10-20 suffer from anorexia each year. It can be very difficult to accept that you have a problem, but when you do, there are lots of people who can help.

Textline: Text YM to 85258 | Website:

Anorexia & Bulimia Care: ABC is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 30 years of experience. We provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders and eating distress.


General Support 

Hub of Hope: There is always hope…find support that's right for you.



Childline: Free 24 hour confidential helpline for children and young people.

Phone: 0800 1111 | Website:

On My Mind: On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health & wellbeing.


The Mix: Confidential advice and support to under 25s on mental health, sex, drugs, money etc 

Phone: 0808 8084994 | Website:

Housing Advice - Uni Students

The Uni Guide: Halls, private, stay at home? Weigh up your living options.


Citizens Advice: Many students live away from home when they go to university. Whether you're living in university halls of residence or privately rented accommodation, it's important to know what your rights and responsibilities are.


My Student Halls: With rent one of your largest outgoings whilst at university, a key consideration for many is: how do I pay for my student accommodation?



Mental Health

Rethink Mental Illness: We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.


Time to Change: Experiencing a mental health problem is hard enough. Fear of judgement, shame and isolation just makes it that much harder. That's why we worked to end mental health stigma and discrimination.


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


Textline: Text YM to 85258


OCD Action: We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD. 

Helpline: 0300 636 5478 | Website:

OCD-UK: Helping you understand Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We’re here to educate, offer hope and support people through the difficult times, right through to recovery and everything in between, we are OCD-UK.

Phone: 01332 588112 | Website:

Relationship Advice

Relate: We’re the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and last year we helped over two million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to strengthen their relationships.


Change Grow Live: Find out more about what unhealthy relationships look like and how to build a healthy one.


Love is Respect: Love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.


Self Harm 

Mind: Information for young people on self-harm, with advice on how to help yourself and where to go for support.


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


Textline: Text YM to 85258

Sexual Abuse 

Safeline: Safeline is a leading specialist charity for sexual abuse and rape.


Young Minds: Abuse is always wrong and it can be very difficult to talk about but you’re never alone. If you’re worried about abuse, find out what it is and who can help you.

Textline: Text YM to 85258 |

Male Survivors Partnership: MSP is a network of organisations working with male victims/survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.

Helpline: 0808 800 5005 | Website: 

Survivors UK: A society that acknowledges, supports, and advocates for men and non-binary people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

SMS Text: 020 3322 1860 | Website:

Suicide Prevention

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): We’re Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re united against suicide.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 | Website:

PAPYRUS: National organisation dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Hopeline: 0800 068 41 41 | Wesbite:

Samaritans: 24 hour free confidential support for people feeling distressed.

Freephone: 116 123 | Website: | Email:

Uni Advice - Mental Health

Prospects: Looking after your mental health at university


Student Minds: We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.


Mind: Explains how you can look after your mental health as a student, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.


Young Minds: Being at university can be a really exciting period in your life, but it can also feel stressful or overwhelming at times. Here are some ways you can look after yourself.

Textline: Text YM to 85258 |

Victim Support 

Victim Support: Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

Phone: 08 08 16 89 111 | Website:

Wellbeing & Mental Health Apps

Calm Harm: A free app to help distract, resist or manage the urge to self harm.


Stay Alive: Free app designed by Grassroots to be a virtual suicide prevention resource; includes safety planning etc.


MindShiftFree app to help young people and young adults deal with anxiety – looking at anxiety management and relaxation and also specific issues such as perfectionism.


Reasons 2: A free app designed by Washington Mind in conjunction with young people to help improve our wellbeing. Other wellbeing /moodtracker apps include Five Ways to Wellbeing, WRAP, Diary Mood Tracker, Catch it, Virtual Hopebox.


Catch it: Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.


MeeTwo: The MeeTwo app provides a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives. You can anonymously get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, self-harming, relationships & friendships. 


BlueIce: An evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm.  It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routeing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue.


Chill Panda: Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.


Cove: Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger.


distrACT: The distrACT app gives you easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.


Feeling Good: Relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset.


My Possible Self: Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour with the My Possible Self mental health app. Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking.


Thrive: Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.


WorryTree: The WorryTree app aims to help you take control of worry wherever you are.  You can use the app to record whatever you feel worried about. It uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you notice and challenge your worries.