Residents in north Cumbria have been encouraged to seek help if they are feeling low.

The North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group has encouraged residents to explore two online support networks - Kooth and Togetherall - if they are struggling with mental health during this Christmas period, perhaps due to family difficulties or loss.

"There are many reasons why you might not be feeling the Christmas spirit this year: it could be worries about Covid, struggles with loneliness, social anxiety, family difficulties or dealing with the loss of a loved one," a message from the CCG read on social media.