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Suicide: Help available

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, ITV Border has been running a series of reports about mental health issues in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

The one report focuses on a new suicide support group in the Eden District.

If you are affected by the issues covered, the following organisations can provide help and support:

Views sought on maternity services in South Lakes

People in Kendal are being asked to make their thoughts known on maternity services in the county.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is holding a special event from 11am-2pm at South Lakes Foyer, Yard 95 in the town.

The Trust is looking to talk to anyone that is, or has been, involved with maternity services, such as mums-to-be, mums, dads, carers, people who support and care for babies, and friends and families of people that have used the service.

Mental health stigma 'still a long way to go'

A woman who runs a mental health charity in Dumfries says there's still a long way to go when it comes to mental health stigma.

Linda McLachlan is the founder of Soul Soup, which is an organisation helping young people to deal emotional and psychological issues.

She say's that people are becoming more aware of mental health issues but that there's a lot of work to be done, particularly with school-aged children.


Calls for more mental health services in D&G

Calls are being made for more mental health services for young people in Dumfries and Galloway, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Chloe Kacedan, from Lochmaben, has had mental health problems for the past few years and hopes to help young people struggling to cope.

The 26-year-old released a video two years ago to try and reduce mental health stigma, and the video went viral with more than 2,500,000 hits.

She'd now like to see more drop-in centres in rural places like Dumfriesshire.

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