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News : MIND Launches Mental Health Helpline for Cumbria
Cumbria, UK, Aug 4, 2016 -- A mental health helpline has been launched to help people in Cumbria. MindLine Cumbria is the county’s first dedicated mental health helpline.
The service will give practical information about mental health, what services and support are available to you and information about your rights.
It will also help you talk through your concerns, understand your problems better, explore your options, or just be there to listen when you are feeling distressed, alone or unable to see a way forward.
MindLine Cumbria is delivered by trained staff with both excellent knowledge of mental health issues and services available locally.
The five local Mind groups in Cumbria (Carlisle Eden, West Cumbria, South Lakeland, Ulverston and Furness) have been providing telephone-based information and support to people across the county for more than 25 years. In response to increasing numbers of calls they have now launched MindLine Cumbria, a centralised service with extended opening hours.
The helpline is available via telephone, text and webchat on Monday to Fridays between 12 midday and 9pm and on Saturdays between 5pm and 9pm. More detail about the helpline can be found on MIND's website.
Supporting someone with a mental health problem can at times leave us feeling confused and helpless. Sometimes people struggle to know what to say or do to help the person they care for, or are unsure where they can go to get help - but friends, relatives and colleagues are often well placed to provide a source of really valuable support to someone experiencing a mental health problem when given a little support and re-assurance. – Tara Quinn, MindLine Cumbria Manager
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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