Young People

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.

  • Mental Health Information - Young People

    • ChildLine

      Confidential free telephone counselling service for children about any issue, open 24 hours a day.

      Telephone: 0800 1111
    • 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
    • Inspira

      Inspira work for clients and communities in Cumbria and across the UK, managing and delivering services to young people and adults to help them develop their personal and employability skills. They work across different dimensions of people’s lives – family, health services, schools, friends, leisure activities, housing, careers, further education, and specific needs relating to social and community issues, criminal justice and homelessness.

      Inspira have office in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal, Maryport, Whitehaven, and Workington.

       

      Telephone: 01229 824052
    • Mind

      Mind is the National Mental Health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

    • Papyrus

      Uk Charity dedicated to prevention of young suicide.

      Telephone: 0800 068 41 41
    • Well at School

      Supporting children affected by a medical or mental health condition while they are in school. Information and resources on a range of medical and mental health conditions affecting children. Advice from medical consultants, teachers and students on supporting children with a medical or mental health condition while they are at school.

    • Winston's Wish

      Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK.

      Telephone: 0845 203 0405 (Helpline) / 01242 515157 (Office)
    • 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
    • Young People First

      Young People First support young people with learning difficulties age 10-18 to:
      – get more confidence
      – feel more included and
      – be able to express their views.

      Telephone: 01228 550696
  • Mental Health Services - Young People

    • Kooth

      Online counselling for young people. 

       

      Telephone: 08088 020 008
    • A-Z of NHS Services in Cumbria

      A full list of the Services provided by the NHS in Cumbria, with links to information on what each service provides, and how to contact them.

    • Amaze (Amaze Early Intervention Service)

      Amaze service assesses young people aged between 14 and 35 to see if the service is right for them. It’s natural for young people to experience mood changes for any number of reasons; but for some young people it might be a sign that they’re developing a psychosis. People who experience psychosis may lose touch with reality and may not be able to tell the difference between what is real and what is not. Their thoughts can become muddled and they may see, hear, smell or feel something that isn’t really there.

      Amaze can be accessed via your GP or you can contact us today by email: A-Maze@cumbria.nhs.uk

    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

      CAMHS is a service for children, young people and families with significant, severe, complex or persistent emotional, mental health, psychological and/or relationship difficulties. 

      Local CAMHS contact details:

      CAMHS East (Carlisle & Eden) - 01228 603017 or camhs.east1@nhs.net

      CAMHS West (Copeland & Allerdale - including Millom) - 01900 705800 camhs.west1@nhs.net

      CAMHS South (South Lakes & Furness) - 01229 402696 camhssouth@nhs.net

    • Complaints and Patient Advice and Liaison Service

      The Patient Experience Team recognise that as a patient, relative or carer, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help. The Patient Experience Team provides a confidential advice and support service, helping you to resolve any concerns you may have. The team includes Complaints, Patient Advice and Liaison (PALS), Involvement and Engagement of people who use our services and their carers, volunteers and members of the Trust.

      Telephone: 0800 633 5547 (Free phone); 01228 608257 (Landline phone); 07827 312 699 (Text Contact)
    • Whitehaven Community Trust

      Whitehaven Community Trust is a local charity whose range of projects has continually evolved to meet changing social needs within the community. Services include a Healthy Living Centre, a Pottery, and Supported Accommodation for young people.

      Telephone: 01946 590122
    • Your Voice Cumbria

      Young People's Advocacy

      Your Voice can help you to understand your rights, work out what you want to say, help you share your views, wishes and feelings, look at your options and look for a solution. They can make sure you have your voice and views heard.

      Telephone: 0300 0120103
  • 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
  • Helplines - Young People

    • ChildLine

      Confidential free telephone counselling service for children about any issue, open 24 hours a day.

      Telephone: 0800 1111
    • 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
    • Hopeline UK

      HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for:
      -Young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide
      -Anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.

      Telephone: 0800 068 4141
    • Kidscape

      Kidscape equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK

      Telephone: 08451 205 204
    • Winston's Wish

      Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK.

      Telephone: 0845 203 0405 (Helpline) / 01242 515157 (Office)
  • For parents

    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

      CAMHS is a service for children, young people and families with significant, severe, complex or persistent emotional, mental health, psychological and/or relationship difficulties. 

      Local CAMHS contact details:

      CAMHS East (Carlisle & Eden) - 01228 603017 or camhs.east1@nhs.net

      CAMHS West (Copeland & Allerdale - including Millom) - 01900 705800 camhs.west1@nhs.net

      CAMHS South (South Lakes & Furness) - 01229 402696 camhssouth@nhs.net

    • Cumbria Family Law

      Solicitors in specialising in Family Law and Divorce.

      Telephone: 01228 829530
    • East Cumbria Family Support

      East Cumbria Family Support support families in Penrith and Carlisle experiencing stress or difficulty and aim to offer practical, emotional and accessible support to reduce isolation and health inequalities and to empower children and their parents. They offer home based support, parenting programs, children's groups, and more.

      Penrith - 01768 593102

      Carlisle - 01228 227348

      Telephone: 01228 227348
    • Family Lives

      Family Lives helps parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. Their helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

      Telephone: 0808 800 2222
    • Gingerbread

      Provides helpline advice and practical support for lone parents and their children.

      Telephone: 0808 802 0925
    • Howgill centre

      The Howgill Centre provide education, skills, health, and social care services for children and their families across Copeland and West Cumbria. From practical support to therapeutic intervention, Howgill is here to help.

      Telephone: 01946 62681
    • Kidscape

      Kidscape equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK

      Telephone: 08451 205 204
    • Parent Helpline

      Young Minds Parent Helpline offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines

      Telephone: 0808 802 5544
    • Well at School

      Supporting children affected by a medical or mental health condition while they are in school. Information and resources on a range of medical and mental health conditions affecting children. Advice from medical consultants, teachers and students on supporting children with a medical or mental health condition while they are at school.

  • Staying Safe

    • Adult Social Care

      Contact details for local Adult Social Care Offices in Cumbria.

      Adult Social Care is part of Cumbria County Council and is responsible for providing you with help to access the care and support you need, giving information, signposting, advice, and assessments. They can also help any member of the public or family who is worried about the safety of a vulnerable adult living in Cumbria. If you are at risk or suspect someone is at risk, don't ignore it. Your first point of call should be your local Adult Social Care office.

      Telephone: 01900 706301
    • Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board

      If you have a serious concern about a child or young person that needs immediate protection you contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub.

    • National Youth Advocacy Services

      Provide advocacy for children in need and looked after in Cumbria.

      Telephone: 0808 808 1001 (Helpline)
    • NHS - Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

      NHS Cumbria CCG has a key role in preventing and responding to harm, neglect and abuse of adults and children. Use this recourse to access policies, strategies and other useful Safeguarding documents.

      Telephone: 01768 245 486
    • NSPCC

      For anyone who needs advice, help or information regarding a child's welfare and for those who want to report concerns they have about a child or young person at risk of abuse.

      Telephone: 0808 800 5000 (Free helpline available 24/7)

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