Available now via the Knowledge and Library Services website - a selection of uplifting, digital resources which include apps, podcasts and other online resources. 

The Health Education England national NHS Knowledge and Library Services team has worked with the Reading Agency to crowd-source these resources. They have been chosen by NHS staff for NHS staff and are ideal for boosting your mood. One of the resources shared is the poem 'Making a Difference', by Lemn Sissay:

As part of Health Information Week (5-11 July), Health Education England will also be adding a small collection of print books to each local NHS Knowledge and Library Service in England. Find out more from your local service...


The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) will be running a virtual Early Help Signs of Wellbeing and Success training course on Thursday 27 May 2021 (9.30 - 11.00am) via MS Teams.

By the end of the course participants will: 

  • Increase their understanding of the Early Help – Signs of Wellbeing and Success assessment and process
  • Understand their role within the multi-agency Team Around the Family
  • Gain confidence in how to complete and contribute to the refreshed Early Help – Signs of Wellbeing and Success assessment
  • Identify and understand how to access support for their further training needs

Important information: Prior to booking on this course there is training available to explain the ethos of Signs of Wellbeing and Success, this training is a recorded session so you can access it at a time suitable to you and before you attend the Early Help training. Please click here to access the recorded session.

For more details and how to book your place please visit the CSCP website...


Research from mental health charity Mind shows that more than half of adults (60 per cent) and over two thirds of young people (68 per cent) said their mental health got worse during lockdown. This is underpinned by a rise in loneliness, with a recent study showing a 16 per cent increase in February, compared to March 2020.

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week and the impact the pandemic has had on the people of Cumbria, Cumbria County Council has highlighted some of their health and wellbeing courses. 

The County Council provides a range of courses specific to improving Health & Wellbeing - with many starting this month and in June. The courses focus on topics such as resilience, mindfulness and confidence, as well as activities that support better emotional wellbeing such as Hill Skills and Painting for Wellness.

These courses are free or low cost. Many are online and all are COVID-19 safe and open to everyone.

Click here to read the full article and find out more...