What if I’m finding it difficult to seek support?

Seeking support isn’t always easy, especially when you’re not feeling well. It can take time to reach out and you may not find it to be straightforward. But it’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and that we’ll be doing our very best to support you.

MindLine Cumbria and The Lighthouse serve the people of Carlisle and Eden every day and evening of the year, including bank holidays.

Seeking support may feel like a daunting task but if you think of it as the first step towards feeling better then it can take some weight off of your situation. But what if you find yourself worrying about seeking mental health support or maybe you are finding it hard to stay in the loop? Perhaps you may have had a bad experience with a doctor or support worker in the past and are unsure of where to turn? Our PDF download is full of useful information to support you.

Please have a read or forward it on to someone you know that may currently be struggling with their mental health.

MindLine Cumbria

open every day of the year, including bank holidays:

Call: 0300 561 0000

Text ‘Mind’ and your question to: 81066

Webchat: www.mindlinecumbria.org

Email: info@mindlinecumbria.org

You In Mind is a new service that gives you the opportunity to talk openly about the issues that are affecting you. We are a free and confidential service to anyone in Carlisle and Eden.

We are here to listen and support you. We will not tell you what to do but we can offer options and a range of other support.

Call: 01228-370633

Email: youinmind@cemind.org

Support for anyone who may be concerned or supporting someone else who has mental ill-health.

Sometimes a little more knowledge and understanding can go a long way in helping you look after a person you care about. Contact MindLine Cumbria

A lot of what you do to look after yourself will be during your day to day life – not just healthcare appointments – so it’s always worth thinking about what helps you feel better in general. (See our pages on self-care and improving and maintaining your wellbeing for ideas.)

Read our post Seeking help for a mental health problem: a guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you. and What if I am worried about someone?