Our Charity Shops

We currently have charity shops located on Angel Lane in Penrith and The Arcade in Appleby. Our shops enable us to provide a source of supported volunteering for people in recovery and can help people to gain skills which can aid them in their lives going forward. The shops also provide us with a way to provide vital mental health information to the community. We do so in the form of leaflets and by providing service information which people may not otherwise be able to access. Our shops become a safe place for people who might be struggling with mental health issues to shop, have a chat and gather information.


Our shops raise much-needed funds for Carlisle Eden Mind and all funds raised go back into the local community to help us continue providing mental health services across Carlisle, Eden and countywide. The shops sell goods mostly donated by the general public, and we rely heavily on your generosity to fund the work we do. Without your donations, there would be no Mind shops.

We are pleased to accept donations of:

  • Women’s clothing, accessories & shoes
  • Men’s clothing & shoes
  • Children’s clothing & shoes
  • Books, DVDs, CDs
  • Homeware items including linens, bric-a-brac etc
  • Children’s games & toys
  • Good quality small electrical items in working order, including flat-screen TVs, hi-fi, and small kitchen items (all our electrical is PAT tested before resale)

We would be grateful if you could take donated goods to your local shop during opening hours and not leave them outside the door. This is because sometimes items can get damaged or stolen if left unattended. We do have limited availability for pick-up services. If you require items collected please contact the shop directly either by telephone or by calling in to arrange: