Support is available for young people in Cumbria who need someone to talk to during the coronavirus pandemic.

Young Cumbria is offering free virtual one-to-one support for children and young adults who need someone to talk to.

The virtual sessions are available to those between the ages of 11 and 19 and are arranged by messaging the Young Cumbria Facebook page.

Sessions take place on Facebook Messenger every Wednesday from 1pm until 4pm.

The aim of the sessions is to provide a "listening ear" during the challenging period.

Sessions are held on an as-and-when basis with no obligation to carry on the sessions if they are no longer needed.

Talks are held confidentially with trusted members of Young Cumbria staff.