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...


Thanks to funding from the NHS Psychological Support Fund and the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund, ICan Health and Fitness CIC has created a series of 12 podcasts to help people manage their wellness better. 

The series features important conversations with local health and wellbeing experts and guest speakers with lived experience sharing their stories. Topics include stress management, mental health, mindfulness and bereavement. 

Find out more on their website here...


Serenity Social and Therapeutic Horticulture are a charity founded in 2018 by Dr Satinder, an experienced GP who understands first-hand the challenges of this year and the importance of looking after your own mental health and wellbeing.

They are offering free sessions to whole teams of health and care staff who have worked throughout the pandemic e.g. a care home or ward team, to have some time to reflect in a safe and peaceful environment. Sessions will include gardening, Tai Chi and elements of nature combined with mindfulness.

Dates available:

  • 11th June 9:30AM-1pm
  • 18th June 9:30am-1pm
  • 25th June 9:30am-1pm
  • 2nd July 9:30am-1pm

Where: Killerby Village, County Durham, DL10.

Download the flyer to find out more about this opportunity.

Please contact the Staff Wellbeing Hub for more info on 


Wellness Walks is a new initiative and unique collaboration between a lovely lady called Jo, Cumbria CVS’s Living With and Beyond Cancer and Lakeland Mountain Guides. The fully guided walks have been designed for three specific groups of people, those recovering from Cancer, Carers, and those who are bereaved, providing informal walking groups where people can connect.

The idea of Wellness Walks came from Jo. Jo experienced cancer as a carer and later as a bereaved person. In caring for someone with cancer, Jo believed that walking was a good method of getting gentle exercise to rebuild fitness after surgery and treatment; literally starting with small steps and working up to longer walks. In doing so, Jo has enjoyed the benefits of walking outdoors herself. Jo says “Walking is fantastic for well-being and something I do regularly, I think many people have found walking and being in the outdoors hugely beneficial in difficult times, particularly we have all witnessed how much it has helped so many through the last 12 months.”  

The first 3 dates for the Wellness Walks are:

  • Group 1: Patients in recovery: May 20th 9.30 start
  • Group 2: Bereavement walk May 24th 9.30 start
  • Group 3: Carers Walk 9th June 9.30 start

The route chosen is just over three miles and should take about three hours. It’s a mixture of walking through fields, on rugged trails and lakeshore paths. The route involves some short ascents, but these are rewarded with some spectacular views. Suitable for people of all hillwalking experience and a basic level of fitness is required. 

If you are interested in joining or for more information, please email or message the Facebook or Instagram pages: @wellness_walks_cumbria