Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Support for Young People in Cumbria

On Saturday 10 April 2021 we ran one of our series of Your Future.Here events to support young people, and those that know or work with them, to update them about the local organisations that can provide mental health and wellbeing services in Cumbria.

Download a quick contact sheet for all organisations here

Event films will be available soon…

Below we share various downloadable info from the organisations that took part:

Action for Wellbeing (one suicide is one too many…)
Emergency contact poster

Every Life Matters (suicide safer Cumbria)
Suicide statistics poster
Emergency contacts poster

Every Life Matters were unable to attend the event, but did record the following video for the event:

iCan Health and Fitness CIC
Information sheet covering Exercise and Physical Rehabilitation, WeCan (all inclusive wellbeing hub), outreach and wheels of wellness services and publications
Click here to watch the iCan Live Well Physical Learning Course Launch Film (YouTube)
Click here to watch the Wheels of Wellness Film (YouTube)
Wheels of Wellness (WOW) is a 2-part all-inclusive Mobile Facility. Uniquely designed to empower communities by improving their Mental and Physical Health & Wellbeing. The bellicon UK Rebounders, Ability Bouncer for wheelchair users and take-home Chair-based exercises focus on improving physical health.

Samaritans (West Cumbria)
Presentation slides – information if you need support
Information about volunteering with the Samaritans

Together We CIC (physical/mental health and wellbeing)
Presentation slides

Whitehaven Community Trust (community and wellbeing support including young mother and baby services and YP hostels)
Online info

Other support organisations:

Always Another Way (mental health support for adults, families and LGBTQ+ community)

Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS)

Kooth (online mental wellbeing community)

Mind in Cumbria (mental health charity)

Cumbria Future Leaders Your Future.Here Event

Skills Saturday, 13th March 2021
Saturday morning, 11am.

Let’s be honest, not a time most of us would expect young people to be up. Especially not a time you’d expect teenagers to be signing up for a personal-development session where they were going to learn to develop their confidence.

Think about it – a young person who needs more confidence is going to get up on Saturday morning, voluntarily, to meet some strangers via zoom and learn how to put themselves out there? Really?

Yes they did! We had nearly twenty young people sign up to do just that on the morning of Saturday 13th March where CforLP facilitator Bernie used some of his weird and wonderful techniques to explore our relationship to confidence and what we can each do to support ourselves in becoming braver and more confident in any situation.

Building from the Arthur Ashe quote “a key to success is self-confidence. A key to self-confidence is preparation” the group explored how they can increase their preparedness – personal, academic, routines – and make some simple changes which will develop their ability to feel more controlled and organised… and therefore, in many instances, more confident.

Bernie also asked the participants to look at their body language and posture because just as someone might feel and ‘look down’, so the action of looking ‘down’ can often affect our mood in a negative way. Harnessing the force of body language and using the idea of our motion becoming emotion, the members of the group tried out different movements for size and found a great deal of correlation between their feelings of bodily power and their emotional strength.

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