Acute Mental Health Inpatient - Dova Unit, Furness General, Barrow in Furness

Dova has 20 ensuite beds and is a mixed unit for adult men and women.

Acute Mental Health Inpatient - Kentmere Unit, Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal

Kentmere is a small mental health unit with 12 beds, one of which is for the management of patients undergoing an alcohol detoxification programme; this is arranged through the UNITY service (the drug and alcohol service provider in Cumbria).

Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Service (ANIS) - South Cumbria

The Anorexia Nervosa Service, ANIS, is made up of a small team who work intensively with adults who have a diagnosis of severe Anorexia. We are currently commissioned to work with up to fifteen individuals at any one time. Our team includes eating disorder practitioners, psychologists, specialist dietitians and input from a Psychiatrist. We will work alongside you, your family and other staff involved in your care, such as community mental health service staff and your GP, in order to understand the impact Anorexia has on your physical and psychological wellbeing and how it impacts upon how you live your life day to day.

The service is in place to bridge the gap between inpatient and community treatment, so that people can be treated within their local community, closer to home.

Community Mental Health Assessment and Recovery Services for Adults - South Cumbria

Our community mental health assessment and recovery services for adults are designed to meet the needs of people with severe and enduring mental health conditions. For example, this could include:

  • depression which is difficult to treat, reoccurs or has a significant impact upon your ability to get on with daily tasks
  • personality disorders
  • specific disorders such as severe obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and severe anxiety
  • people with a dual diagnosis such as learning disability or eating disorder together with a mental health problem

First Step - South Cumbria

First Step 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.

Home Treatment Team - South Cumbria

For people experiencing acute mental health distress, and their carers

The Home Treatment Team provides assessment and support for people experiencing acute mental health distress and their carers.

Learning Disabilities & Autism - South Cumbria

Services for adults with learning disabilities are delivered by a range of learning disability specialist professionals which include:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Speech and Language therapists
  • Registered Learning Disability Nurses
  • Support Staff

The team have extensive experience in the health needs of people who have a learning disability and the health inequalities they can face.