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New mental health support comes to Carlisle

The Lighthouse is open every evening Credit: ITV Border

People experiencing mental health crisis in Carlisle have a new place to find support.

The Lighthouse is open every evening and offers a safe, comfortable place to discuss issues and receive help. It's run by Carlisle Eden Mind and anyone experiencing problems is welcome to make an appointment.

Our reporter Ryan Dollard visited The Lighthouse and spoke with the manager, Chris Graham:


Talking and walking the fells help Cumbria woman deal with husband's suicide

Helen Mayall's husband took his own life three years ago.

She explained to our reporter, Samantha Parker, on how she and their six-year-old son, Shaun, have found walking the fells as a way to cope.

Watch the report below:

Cumbrian powerlifter provides strength for people with mental health issues

A Cumbrian strongman is helping to provide strength for people in the county with mental health issues. Scott Squire has represented his country at powerlifting... but he's now training to become a full-time mental health nurse, as well as an ambassador for the charity MIND.

Scott says removing the stigma surrounding conditions like anxiety and depression could save lives.

Ryan Dollard caught up with him for our latest report as part of Mental Health Awareness Week:

A spokesperson from the charity MIND, also explained more on what being a Time To Change champion entails:

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