Self-help Resources

Listed here is a small sample of  information commonly requested by MindLine callers. If you can't find what you are looking for give our staff a call. They can help you find the most appropriate and up to date information that's right for you.

  • Self-help Resources - Online

    • Anorexia & Bulimia Care (ABC)

      ABC provides on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders. They support and care for those struggling personally, and resource and equip parents, families, friends and professionals.

    • Bipolar UK

      Bipolar UK offer information, support groups, online support groups, and a telephone/email helpline for those affected by Bipolar. 

      There are support groups running in Penrith, Whitehaven, and Carlisle. Details can be found using the search tool on the Bipolar UK website.

      Telephone: 0845 4349913
    • Carers UK

      Carers UK offer advice, information, and support to carers. 

      Telephone: 0808 808 7777
    • Elefriends

      Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

    • National Self Harm Network

      An online forum supporting individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life. The forum provides crisis support, information and resources,
      advice, discussions and distractions. Closely monitored, available 24/7.

  • Self-help Resources - Young People

    • Kooth

      Online counselling for young people. 


      Telephone: 08088 020 008
    • Cumbria Partnership – Life is a Rollercoaster

      Offers signposting and information to young peopla bout a range of issues, including Feelings, Bullying, Sexual Health, Smoking, Asthma, Diabetes, Healthy Eating, Drugs & Alcohol, and Self Harm.

    • FRANK

      FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK. Webchat, text, telephone, and email services available, as well an online information.

      Telephone: 01768 245 486
    • Get Connected

      Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. they offer support around a range of issues including: Abuse and violence, Bullying/Harassment/Discrimination, Citizenship and cultural issues, Crime the law and your rights, Drink, drugs and addictions, Education and training, Families and care, Feelings, mental health and wellbeing, Gender identity and sexual orientation, Harming yourself, Housing and homelessness, Money, Debt and Benefits, Physical health, Sex, relationships and pregnancy, Work and Unemployment.

      Telephone: 0808 808 4994
    • Prince's Trust

      The Prince's Trust help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

    • Young Minds

      YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

      Telephone: 020 7089 5050
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