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Advice Hub: Resources and useful numbers

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Helping you find what you need

Life can be difficult, especially if you don't know where to access help and resources. 

We have gathered a range of links and information to make it easier to access the support you need. 

Benefits and financial help

Local Benefits Advice, click the link to go directly to the page:

Cost of Living - Other local helpful resources

Mental Health Resources

National Helplines

  • North Cumbria NHS Universal Mental Health Crisis Line: 0800 652 2865
  • South Cumbria NHS Urgent Mental Health Support Line: 08009530110
  • MindLine Cumbria: 03005610000 or text Mind to 81066
  • Lancs and South Cumbria Mental Health Helpline: 08009154640
  • Samaritans 116 123 – Whatever problems you are facing Samaritans are there to listen 24/7
  • CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably 0800 58 58 58 – Helpline for men of all ages 5pm – Midnight. 
  • Papyrus Hopeline 0800 068 4141 – Support and advice for Young People. 9am-Midnight every day
  • The Mix Advice and support for under 25s on mental health, physical health, relationships, drugs etc 0808 808 4994 4-11pm 
  • Mental Health Support | Men Too Raising awareness and providing resources for those struggling with mens mental health
  • Silverline The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, confidential telephone service for older people.