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Mind in Furness

Everybody experiences emotional distress at some point in their lives and Mind in Furness is here to support you at these times. We want to help you to become more positive about yourself, hopeful about the future, in control and able to deal with life’s setbacks.

We see you as an individual, with unique needs and circumstances, and genuinely care about your wellbeing.

RED January 2019

Support your mental health this January by getting active every day, your way!

We’re excited to be partnering with RED January, a community initiative providing people with support and a focus during a characteristically tough month.#

Whether it’s a morning swim, running a 5k or just taking your bike for a spin, you can join the thousands of people around the UK, kick-starting their 2019 in the most positive way.

Every Mind works tirelessly to support those who need help and we would be grateful for your fundraising support. We have teamed up with RED and National Mind and are one of 25 Local Minds taking on RED. So you can support RED either in your area or nationally.

By choosing to support a Local Mind you are ensuring any money raised directly impacts your local community. You can register for any Local Mind within Lancashire or Cumbria. If you have already registered with National Mind but would like to switch and support us locally please contact us to arrange this.

You can register for free here.

We look forward to going on this journey with you!

Contacting Us

Mind In Furness can be found at The William Bingley Centre, 64 School Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1EW.

For the latest information please visit the Mind in Furness website or call 01229 827094.

Alternatively, you can email us at

Our Services

Our services include:

Information Service

Mind in Furness are dedicated to providing information on all aspects of mental health.

The service is free for people experiencing emotional distress, and their carers, family and friends.

We also have a wide range of resources available. Contact us on 01229 827094 for more information.

Drop-in Sessions

These are support worker and volunteer-led sessions.

This is an opportunity to meet others, find support, socialize and find out what’s going on at Mind in Furness.

(dates and times to be confirmed)


We have lots of opportunities if you feel you are a bit isolated, lack confidence and need something to focus on.

Activities include Catering, Kitchen Assistants, Reception and Admin Duties, Support Work, Group Facilitation and many more.

Contact Richard on 01229 827094 for more information.

Singing For Fun

Singing naturally makes us feel better in ourselves and can help relieve stress.

Whether or not you consider yourself a good singer we all really love a good sing-a-long. It is an accepted and fun part of life and a great way of communicating.

The group runs on alternative Fridays and is proving to be really successful.

Conservation Opportunities

This project works in partnership with the National Trust to aims to provide a range of outdoor conservation activities for adults suffering from mental distress.

Contact Mike or Richard on 01229 827094 for more information.


A confidential service offering subsidised counselling appointments for anybody experiencing emotional distress. Self referrals accepted.

Day Service Activities

Want to try something new, learn something, develop skills, make friends, we offer a range of activities to boost confidence and improve self esteem and coping skills, Social, educational and creative groups.

Please phone Mel 01229 827094 for details.

Coping With Life

Coping with Life courses use a range of learning techniques & aim to help people develop coping strategies for themselves.

We offer courses in Managing Depression, Managing Anxiety, Building Self-Esteem, Assertiveness Skills and Stress Management Skills.

If you would like more information on any of the course, contact Mel or Richard 01229 827094.

Mind in Furness also offers a 24 hour supported living scheme for adults with severe and enduring mental health issues.

Referral from a care coordinator is required.

Please contact Jacqui at Coniston House on 01229 870481 for further details.