West Cumbria's Mental Health Crisis is now recognised by campaigners as one of the most difficult to solve in the UK.Read the full story ›
A mother from Carlisle is speaking about her experience of mental health, to encourage others to get the help they need.Read the full story ›
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:
Suicide rates in Dumfries and Galloway have grown for the first time since 2011 to 20 people in 2016, a new report has shown.Read the full story ›
The Care Quality Commission has published its findings of an inspection of specialist mental health services in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
An MP is calling for an investigation after it was revealed dozens of mental health patients were sent for treatment outside the county.Read the full story ›
Cumbrian patients being cared for hundreds of miles awayRead the full story ›
Both of the south of Scotland's health boards missed the government's target for 90% of patients to be seen within 18 weeks.Read the full story ›
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:
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: