Current Events & Projects

FREE Mental health sessions- Weekly (Ex. Bank Hols)

Our 'Connect' sessions currently run weekly from Hensingham with additional covid procedures and small numbers. Telephone and online support is also available.


- whether you're  wanting to meet new people, feeling isolated, looking for mental health support/ Management or advice, or just wanting to know what's offered in our area, it's FREE and our volunteers are trained in mental health awareness, coping skills, alternative and complimentary therapies and so much more.

Colour Coded L.G.B.T.Q Provisions

Since the loss of the previous LGBTQ support in Whitehaven (back in July 2015) we have established and launched support for those aged 8-24 years struggling with their gender identity or sexuality.


By working in collaboration with Carlisle and Barrow services we have been able to offer provisions for those aged 8-24 years old and their families in Copeland and Allerdale since 2016. 

Further details are available on request.

Silent Footprints; Peer Support Group for those who have experienced baby loss; Meeting twice monthly... contact us for more details

With Thanks to funding from Cumbria County Council; This Peer Support Group is for anyone who has suffered pregnancy loss- at any stage of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, medical termination and infant loss.


Receive help and support from others who have been there.


 Support for Parents and Carers of those with Eating Disorders

 Our PEER SUPPORT GROUP for the parents/carers of those with Eating Disorders is currently meeting monthly via Zoom... contact us for more details

Telephone and Online support also available.

Contact Kerry on 07807977268 for more details


Sign Language Classes

Our Basic Introduction to Sign Language classes and our Family Sign days have been very popular.

New dates are announced as and when we know them.

Sign Language sessions to book...

We're pleased to announce a NEW Service... You can now book private or group sessions to learn BSL.

Sessions can be arranged and tailored for your school, group, business or need. 

Contact us for more details, quotes or bookings


Basic Introduction to Sign Language and Accredited BSL 1 Courses Available

We will be announcing rescheduled dates for ALL Sign Language classes as soon as possible. If you're interested in joining us when lessons start back at Whitehaven, feel free to get in touch. 

Alternatively, if you know a group of people interested in classes in alternative locations- let us know. We aim to grow our sign provisions over 2020/21.


 Support and sessions for the Deaf Community- Starting Feb 2020

We're pleased to announce the NEW provisions for the Deaf community in the local area; with thanks to Funding from Well Whitehaven, as well as Hazel Todd & Rebecca Kiggins for offering to run the provisions.

If you're part of the Deaf Community- find us on Facebook.

Please Note; due to covid restrictions this group is not currently meeting face to face.


Defence Lab self-defence classes and FREE pop-up sessions

Unfortunately, due to restictions and social distancing, Defence Lab can not currently take new members, but please do Email for more information or to be added to the waiting list.


Face Painting, Glitter Tattoo's and Hair Feathers

As an additional community project we even get to have some fun and bring the sparkles & paints- you may have seen us at The Whitehaven Carnival, Egremont Crab Fair, Carlisle PRIDE or at private parties

We keep our prices low to meet the needs in our area and any profits we make goes into funding our other projects.


We offer Face Painting, Glitter Tattoo's and Hair Feathers for your parties, events and fundraisers- simply email us for a quote!


Check out some of our work on the 'Glitter Tattoo's and more' page.


QUALITY AND SAFETY; After all, the last thing you want is a nasty reaction at a party. For this reason, we only ever use Snazaroo face paints, as well as official body glue and body glitters. Snazaroo hold their products to the highest standards of quality and safety.  Snazaroo face paints are paraben free, fragrance-free and specially-formulated to be gentle on delicate skin and as such are not hazardous to health or the environment. All Snazaroo face paints are water-based, making them as easy to take off (For face paints, simply remove with soap and warm water, or with babywipes; there is no need for scrubbing or harsh removers and for our glitter tattoo's simply soak the tattoo in baby oil, breaking down the body glue and allowing for easy removal). 

Compass in Cumbria E-HUB

Do you run a not-for-profit organisation, charity, support group or social club?


And do you want more people to know you are there?

-COMPASS IN CUMBRIA is a FREE online site to allow your services and groups to be access by anyone. To sign up your organisation or group- or email 






Gardening Club & outdoor options for 1-2-1s

With thanks to Funding from the Sandwith Area of Whitehaven Town Council, and R-B Creations, we are designing, developing and making Mental Health signs, we're currently staining the wood to protect it from the elements before undertaking a series of nature walks to put them up locally

Additional online and social distance options for animal therapy through Pet Encounters Cumbria

As always, we've started making plans to work alongside CFM Mission Christmas, Cleator Caring Moor and Aldi to bring Christmas food and gifts to those in need this year.

Looking for a new way to send your love this Christmas? Why not go online... simply copy and paste the link below into your browser to donate, then email to receive your online messages to share with loved ones 

Our Mental Health Card Decks help as reminders for alternative and complimentary therapies, coping skills and management strategies. These can be used within all provisions, and are available through our Store

Due to Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, ASIST Training will return in 2021

Due to Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, Safeguarding Training and First Aid Training will return in 2021


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