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Children and young people

One in ten young people will experience a mental health problem during their school years, equating to over 8,000 young people across Cumbria during any one year.

Carlisle Eden Mind has been delivering mental health services across our area for over 25 years. In recent years we have increasingly focused our work on younger people. We deliver advocacy support across several schools, are a countywide lead on mental health, suicide prevention and self-harm awareness training for children and young people’s support agencies, and are currently piloting curriculum based mental health first aid and peer support training for 14 year olds in several schools as a partner in the Cumbria Children’s Services Headstart programme.

 Sessions for young people

  • We provide a range of anti-stigma, mental health and wellbeing awareness sessions FREE of charge for children and young people at primary and secondary schools and accross other youth settings.
  • You can find more information on our current Young Peoples training courses Mates in Mind and With You in Mind on our Young People's Training page

 For schools and CYP support organisations

  • We can provide a broad range of mental health awareness training, ranging from accredited courses such as Youth Mental Health First Aid (Youth MHFA) through to bespoke training tailoured to your orgnaisations requirements and client group. We are now rolling out self-harm and suicide alertness training for CYP providers across Cumbria, including pathway promotion.

See Train with us for more details of our training packages.

If you would like to book a course for your organisation contact our Training Team today on 01228 543354 or e-mail

Useful information

  • Free suicide awareness training for Cumbria

    We offer free and subsidised suicide awareness and suicide intervention skills training to public, third sector and community organisations in Cumbria. See Suicide prevention for more details.

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

    Internationally recognised, the MHFA course teaches people over two days how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively signpost towards support services. See Mental health training for more details.

  • Sign up today to end mental health stigma

    1in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives but we still dont talk about it. What are we afraid of? Sign up to Time to Change to help end mental health discrimination. 

  • Children in Need
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Lottery Funded
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