ITV Border spoke to Richard Metcalf from Active Cumbria, the sport and activity partnership that is part of Cumbria County Council.
It aims to encourage more people to take part in sport and physical activity as a way coping with stress and anxiety.
Our presenter, Pam Royle, asked how having role models like footballer Aaron Lennon talking about the treatment they've received for mental health problems can encourage other people to talk and to seek help:
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