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Kendal skateboard accident

Cumbria Police warns skateboarders it's "inappropriate in the town centre" after a crash left a man with serious facial injuries in Kendal.

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Skateboarder injures Kendal man

A man has been left with serious facial injuries after being hit by a skateboard in Kendal town centre.

The man was walking down Finkle Street on Wednesday 6th August when the skateboarder jumped off his board, causing it to fly up into the air and into the gentleman's face.

Cumbria Police is investigating and has issued a warning that "it is inappropriate to skateboard in the town centre".

Dementia course in Cumbria is a first in the UK

There's a boost for people with dementia in Cumbria, as four local healthcare workers have become the first in the UK to successfully complete a new course specialising in dementia care.

The course, introduced at the University of Cumbria, is designed to improve mental health care and raise awareness of the condition in the community.

Kim Inglis has been to meet one of the graduates:

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Patients recalled to hospital over infection scare

Hundreds of patients at a Cumbrian hospital are going to have to be tested for infections after equipment that had not been cleaned properly was used in a routine test.

North Cumbria NHS Trust has written to 357 patients who had an endoscopy procedure at the Cumberland Infirmary between 20 May and 19 June.

Hospital bosses say the risks of infection are very low but are urging patients that may be affected to contact a dedicated helpline.

'We need to build emotional resilience from childhood'

The pressures faced by young people in South Lakeland have been set out in a major report on Mental Health Services for Children.

The study was commissioned by the MP Tim Farron, and took eight months to complete.

The report found that systems for helping young people were often too confusing, and it makes a number of recommendations.

It was put together by health professionals, with a little help from a teenager who carried out her own research at school.

Fiona Marley-Paterson has the story.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues there are numerous charitable organisations across the UK that you can turn to for help:

Mind - provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Young Minds - a leading UK leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

SANE - a charity aiming to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness

Rethink -a charity supporting almost 60,000 people each year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone

Mental Health Foundation - a charity aiming to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems in the UK

Mental health services for children 'too confusing'

A new report on Mental Health services for Children in Cumbria has found that the current systems are too confusing for young people and their parents.

The hard-hitting report tackles the difficult issue of suicide, and estimates that around 25,000 people could be affected by such a tragedy in the next ten years.

We'll be looking at the report's recommendations in tomorrow's Lookaround, but first, Fiona Marley Paterson has been speaking to one man with personal experience of the effects of mental illness.

There are numerous charitable organisations across the UK that aim to offer help and support to anyone who has a mental health problem:

Mind - provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Young Minds - a leading UK leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

SANE - a charity aiming to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness

Rethink -a charity supporting almost 60,000 people each year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone

Mental Health Foundation - a charity aiming to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems in the UK

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