Text "Pharmacy stop patients postcode" to 80011 - give them the three nearest pharmacies offering a stop smoking service.  Pr Tel 03000 133000  or click on this link:


To access a wealth of information on services provided by third sector and voluntary organisations in our area please visit Compass website.  Compass in Cumbria is a groundbreaking way of linking the Third Sector, Social Care and Health together providing a connected and holistic service for the residents of Cumbria.

Here you will find details of activities that are organised in our local area, useful factsheets and guides and also links to organisations that can provide help and assistance.

Compass Cumbria

NHS Choices

For details of local NHS Services, and also advice on self-care, symptom checker and detailed information on clinical conditions, please visit NHS Choices website:

NHS Choices


Patient UK is an online resource providing information on health, lifestyle, disease and other medical related topics. The website's aim is to provide members of the public with up-to-date information on health related topics in the form of comprehensive leaflets, blogs, wellbeing advice and videos. Leaflets are compiled by qualified medical practitioners with several years of experience in the medical profession.

Patient UK

Age UK

For help with finances, wellbeing, care, why not visit the Age UK website?

Age UK Website

Counselling and Mental Health Support Services

Self-referral to First Step for talking therapies - Over 18's

First Step is part of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and provides free, talking therapies to adults (18+) in Cumbria. First Step can help with a range of common mental health problems including mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders (such as chronic worry, panic attacks, health anxiety and obsessions), mild bulimia, anger or sleep problems. 

Patients are able to self-refer to First Step for this service and do not need to be referred by their GP or Nurse.

You can refer yourself by clicking on the link below.  You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire (if you are unable to access First Step online, then you can complete the questionnaire by phoning 0300 123 9122)

The Lighthouse Project (on Spencer St) is a service run by MIND – open 6pm – 11.30pm every night of the year for people who are feeling low/not coping/stressed – during times of crisis and need support that night.  Call 0300 561 0000 for an appointment. 

Lighthouse Service Carlisle


Free online Counselling and Wellbeing Service available for Over 18's in Cumbria: Secure online chat and messaging...

just click on this link...

For under 18's a free, safe and anonymous online support service is available up until 10pm....

Just click on this link......

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