Feeling depressed has been one of the main reasons behind hundreds of trips to A&E at an NHS Trust, according to figures.

NHS Digital data shows in the year to March, "feeling depressed" was a patient's chief complaint in 490 attendances at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The chief complaint is what a clinician views, during a patient’s first assessment, as the main reason that drove them to seek emergency care, but is not an official diagnosis.

Across England, trusts recorded 114,000 A&E attendances in which a patient was initially recorded as feeling depressed in 2020-21.

Mental health charity Mind said it was "deeply concerning" to see so many people needing emergency care for this reason nationally.

People of any age who need urgent help with their mental health can get in touch with the specialist North Cumbria Crisis Team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on freephone 0800 652 2865.

People who are deaf or have communication difficulties can text the team on 077595 656 226.

If someone needs urgent medical care then they should call 999 or attend A&E.