Being mentally healthy and living well is important to every single one of us – whether we are living with a mental illness or not . It can be so easy for us to take our mental health for granted; to prioritise other things; to put it off until next week. It can also seem too big and too hard. But it’s not. There are some things everyone can do. The following are some tips to get you started.
Fika – Download Now
The Fika app is free to download and there are lots of health courses within the app for you to take part in. You can set up reminders and talk to other students in the Fika community.
Carlisle Mind – 0300 561 0000 – https://cemind.org/
We’re on your doorstep, at the end of a phone or online. If you’re stressed, depressed, in crisis or supporting someone else we’ll listen, give you support and fight your corner. We believe everyone deserves respect and support when facing a mental health problem.
Citizens Advice – 03444 111 444 https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Impact Housing – Domestic abuse & Safeguarding – 03448 736 290 – https://www.impacthousing.org.uk/let-go-domestic-violence-service
If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, you may feel very alone and have no idea who or where to turn to. We’ll help you get the advice and support you need.
NHS Stop Smoking – 0300 123 1044 – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/
Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Click the above link to find out more.
Samaritans – 01228 544444 – https://www.samaritans.org/branches/carlisle/
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Self-harm Awareness for All Cumbria (SAFA) is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of individuals who self harm and to those who support them. Our primary goal is to empower the individual to take responsibility for their own lives by offering counselling and trusting support. Also we seek to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with self harm by creating greater awareness through training and education.
Sexual Health Cumbria – 01228 608989 – https://www.ncic.nhs.uk/services/sexual-health
Cumbria Sexual Health service provides confidential advice and support on a range of sexual health issues. We offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We also provide, for free, all types of contraception including emergency contraception.
LGBThq Cumbria – 01228 267247 – https://www.lgbthq.org.uk/
LGBThq is Cumbria’s home for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other information & advice services, community centre, anti-bullying campaigning, 3rd party hate crime reporting centre, conference facility, meeting space and hot-desking offices. The HQ acts as a central hub for several not-for-profit organisations.
CADAS – 0800 254 5658 – https://cadas.co.uk/
Here at CADAS, we offer free and confidential alcohol and drug services to young people under the age of 18.
Our team is available to offer friendly and non-judgemental advice surrounding alcohol and drug use, and can provide more intensive support where necessary. Whether you’re worried about yourself, a friend or someone in your family, we are here to help.
If you would like to discuss any of these services in more
detail, contact your progress coach or a member of the Student Zone team.