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Mental Health Services - South Cumbria

Our mental health services support people who are experiencing difficulties in their day to day lives due to mental health problems.  The services you will receive depend on the health problem you are experiencing:

Here are the mental health services we provide:

Mild to moderate common mental health problems such as depression or anxiety disorders 

First Step - provides evidence-based talking therapies to adults in Cumbria with mild to moderate depression & anxiety disorders.

Severe & enduring mental health problems such as severe depression, anxiety, a personality disorder 

Community Mental Health Services (CMHs) - made up of a number of people including mental health nurses, social workers, doctors, occupational therapists and psychologists.

People who are having an acute episode with their mental health relating to illnesses like depression, anxiety or schizophrenia

Acute mental health services include Access & Liaison Services, Home Treatment & Inpatient Mental Health Services.

Dova Unit - Barrow in Furness

Kentmere Unit - Kendal

Severe eating disorders 

Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Service (ANIS) supports people with a diagnosis of a severe eating disorder.

Memory problems such as dementia and alzheimer's disease

Memory & later life services provide assessment and a range of evidence based interventions in a variety of settings including the person’s home, GP surgery, Care Home, clinic or hospital, depending upon the individuals’ circumstances.

Learning Disability Service

The Learning Disabilities  Services for adults with learning disabilities are delivered by a range of learning disability specialist professionals.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

Our Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides Tier 3 services to young people. 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) -provide triage, assessment, onward referral and/or treatment for children and young people up to 18 years old (and their families) who are showing signs of mental health difficulties or have a mental health diagnosis. The Tier 3 CAMHS team members include a range of mental health professionals and specialists who are trained and experienced in working with young people and their families.

Children’s Community Learning Disability and Behaviour Support Service

Children's Community Learning Disability and Behaviour Support Service - this team is based in Barrow. They work with children and young people who have a global learning disability.

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Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood(16+)
SEN Provision Type
Last updated: 28/02/2022
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