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The South Lakeland Mind office telephone number is 01539 740591
01539 740591
The South Lakeland Mind office address is 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PU
92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PU

South Lakeland Mind Projects and Services

These are the projects and services that we currently offer. If you are able to attend any sessions you will find details of how to do that, where the sessions will be held and at what day and time. We also provide you with a map and contact details so that you can plan your visit.

About our Peer Support Group Drop-Ins

Our Groups provide an informal, friendly place to visit as often as you wish. You can meet old friends and make new ones, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or just sit quietly and wind down. You can share problems or talk in confidence to one of our volunteers.

At our Peer Support Centre in Kendal, we offer morning, afternoon and early evening sessions (with a range of activities including arts and crafts) and we also have Groups in Grange and Windermere.

Please drop in to see us – you can be sure of a warm welcome! All you need to do is fill out a Confidential Client Intake Form. All of the information will be stored in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

1-1 Peer Support

1-1 Peer Support

Our 1-1 Peer Support helps those who feel isolated and need support to improve their mental health. We will match you up with a trained and friendly volunteer who will meet you once a week for up to a year. You can just chat at home or go out and about for activities that you both enjoy.

All you need to do is fill out a Confidential Client Intake Form. All of the information will be stored in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Who can I speak to about this?

Contact Freddie on 01539 740591 or email fbuchanan@slmind.org

Counselling

Counselling

Updated 23rd January 2019: Due to our counselling service being oversubscribed, our waiting list is currently full. Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to take on any new counselling clients at this present time. As this changes we will update our website and counselling page. The Samaritans are available to listen if needed 24/7 on 116 123 if you feel you need to talk and they are free to call.

Did you know that South Lakeland Mind offers a free and confidential counselling service? If you think counselling may be helpful to you, or want to know more, use the contact details on this page or drop in to our Kendal office. We’ll make an appointment so you can discuss it with us. You do not need a referral from a doctor or anyone else.

What is counselling? Counselling offers a safe and confidential space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings around difficulties you are experiencing. These may be hard to talk about anywhere else, or to people close to you. This can help you to develop a better understanding of yourself, so that you may be able to move towards making changes in your life, and develop strategies for getting through.

When can counselling help? There are many reasons that you may want to seek support from counselling, such as when feeling anxious, stressed and unable to cope; feeling unhappy or depressed; lacking in confidence and self esteem; having no interest in life and no energy to do things; having family or relationship problems; struggling with a crisis; experiencing loss or bereavement; feeling angry most of the time; and when facing important and difficult issues. Sometimes things from your past which you’ve pushed to one side may be becoming hard to deal with. Having someone who has time to listen can make things seem less overwhelming and help you make sense of what is happening to you. This takes time and commitment to the process.

What can I expect? Most of our counsellors work in a Person Centred way. You will be respected for who you are, without judgement or criticism, and valued as a unique and resourceful individual. We will work in a sensitive, open and honest way and support you to find your own way forward, rather than giving advice or telling you what to do.

How long does counselling last? Counselling sessions are usually one hour long and are held weekly. You can discuss how many sessions you may need with your counsellor. This can range from one session to many. Often, you won’t know how many you need at the start of it, so it’s open ended.

Is counselling confidential? You will be offered a very high level of confidentiality. Anything you say will remain private, with just a few exceptions, which your counsellor will explain to you in the first meeting.

About our counsellors... Our Counsellors and Counsellors in Training are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), work to the BACP Code of Conduct for Counsellors, have regular professional supervision and hold professional insurance.

How can I arrange to see a counsellor? Did you know that South Lakeland Mind offers a free and confidential counselling service? If you think counselling may be helpful to you, or want to know more, call in or ring us. We’ll make an appointment so you can discuss it with us. You do not need a referral from a doctor or anyone else.

Who can I speak to about this?

Contact Freddie on 01539 740591 or email fbuchanan@slmind.org

Creative Therapies Drop-In

Creative Therapies Drop-In

At our Creative Therapies sessions you will learn a range of artistic techniques over a 10 week course, led by Rachel, who is a local artist.

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Who can I speak to about this?

Contact Freddie on 01539 740591 or email fbuchanan@slmind.org

Cuppa and Chat Drop-In

Cuppa and Chat Drop-In

Cuppa and Chat sessions are relaxed and calm, you can join in the conversation, use our laptops or unwind with a hot drink and a biscuit!

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Other Sessions

  • Monday, 1PM to 3PM
    South Lakeland Mind Office,
    Stricklandgate House
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  • Monday, 1:30PM to 4PM
    Grange Fire Station, 9 Beech Road,
    Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6AL
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  • Monday, 10AM to 12PM
    South Lakeland Mind Office,
    Stricklandgate House
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  • Wednesday, 1PM to 3PM
    South Lakeland Mind Office,
    Stricklandgate House
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  • Thursday, 1PM to 3PM
    South Lakeland Mind Office,
    Stricklandgate House
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  • Thursday, 5PM to 7PM
    South Lakeland Mind Office,
    Stricklandgate House
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  • Friday, 10AM to 12PM
    South Lakeland Mind Office,
    Stricklandgate House
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  • Friday, 1PM to 3PM
    South Lakeland Mind Office,
    Stricklandgate House
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  • Friday, 1PM to 3PM
    Windermere Library, Ellerthwaite,
    Windermere, LA23 2AJ
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Who can I speak to about this?

Contact Freddie on 01539 740591 or email fbuchanan@slmind.org

Getting Cumbria to Work

Getting Cumbria to Work

Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work: Barrow and South Lakeland (BBO-GCtW) is one of three partnership projects in Cumbria being jointly funded through the Building Better Opportunities programme by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

The other two projects are being led by Groundwork in Allerdale and Copeland and by WEA in Carlisle and Eden.

BBO-GCtW seeks to provide support and work with individuals across Barrow and South Lakeland who are facing multiple and complex barriers to employment and who are furthest removed from the labour market. It will seek to help move them into or closer to the labour market supporting them to play a greater, more productive role in their communities, demonstrate increased skills and confidence and be much more likely to consider employment or volunteering as a viable prospect.

The project will deliver three particular strands of support focused around:

  • Mental Health: providing support to individuals who experience mental health issues – including a joined up response with the range of agencies who already work with such participants.

  • Financial Inclusion: supporting people to overcome financial and digital barriers to employment by providing financial and money management advice to enable participants to manage their money better and make it go further.

  • Working with the Social Enterprise Sector and wider Third Sector: providing work experience and employment opportunities for participants.

BBO-GCtW is led by Cumbria CVS and delivered in partnership with six local organisations across Cumbria:

  • Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (Cadas)

  • Imagine Independence

  • South Lakeland Mind

  • Right2Work (Oaklea Trust)

  • The Well Communities

  • Women’s Community Matters

These partners will provide support and advice tailored to the specific needs of individuals: Activities may include budgeting workshops, basic IT skills, guidance & confidence building, guidance on how to shop & cook on a budget, use of internet, email & social media, using the internet safely, CV and applying for jobs online, via one to one, group sessions and sessions undertaken in community outreach locations.

For more information:

South Lakeland Mind raises awareness and understanding of mental health; provides counselling and peer support both 1:1 and group sessions to improve wellbeing, in addition to confidence building, placements and training as part of the Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work Barrow and South Lakeland project.

For more support contact either:

Who can I speak to about this?

Telephone to find out more information on 01539 740591 or alternatively email us at info@slmind.org

Guitar Sessions Drop-In

These sessions are led by Robin, a local guitar teacher. Over the course of 6 weeks, you will learn a variety of songs and techniques.

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Who can I speak to about this?

Contact Freddie on 01539 740591 or email fbuchanan@slmind.org

Knit and Natter Drop-In

Ever fancied learning how to knit or crochet? Our lovely volunteers will help every stitch of the way!

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Who can I speak to about this?

Contact Freddie on 01539 740591 or email fbuchanan@slmind.org

Outdoor Therapy

Outdoor Therapy

Wow, what a place we live in! Kendal and South Lakeland have an amazing choice of outdoor spaces to play, learn and adventure in.

At South Lakeland Mind we believe in the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors so we now offer Outdoor Counselling and Outdoor Peer Support alongside our well-established indoor options.

At present Outdoor Counselling takes the form of a ‘walk and talk’ one-hour sessions in the South Lakeland area delivered by volunteer Outdoor Counsellors.

All our volunteer Outdoor Counsellors are members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. They have ALL qualified as a counsellor first and then in addition, completed additional specialist continuing professional development in outdoor counselling including site-specific training in a range of venues in South Lakeland and Outdoor First Aid.

Each session is risk assessed by the counsellor and where necessary a safety briefing is used to help you stay safe.

We have also grown our Peer Support service to include a larger breadth of outdoor options deliver by Peer Support volunteers. All the Outdoor Peer Support volunteers receive in-house training and the additional specialist outdoor peer support training. They also have site-specific training in a range of venues and are outdoor first aid qualified.

Each session is tailored to your needs and level of ability and fitness. You do not need to be 'super fit' or even particularly outdoors-orientated to benefit from this setting for your therapy. We often find that our clients are fitter than us too!

Who can I speak to about this?

Telephone to find out more information on 01539 740591 or alternatively email us at info@slmind.org

Partner Services

Partner Services

Who can I speak to about this?

Telephone to find out more information on 01539 740591 or alternatively email us at info@slmind.org

Women's Group Drop-In

Women's Group Drop-In

These sessions were created especially for women and, like all of our Drop-In sessions, are friendly and informal.

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Who can I speak to about this?

Contact Freddie on 01539 740591 or email fbuchanan@slmind.org

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