CAMHS crisis service phoneline and live chat
If you are in a crisis, at risk of self-harm or suicide, Northamptonshire’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) crisis service is now open 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 0800 170 7055.
You can also text Shout to 85258 (find out more). If your life is at imminent risk, call 999 for emergency help.
Or you can live chat with an advisor over the website - CAMHS Live, Monday to Friday 9am-7pm.
You can get support in person at the Young people’s Crisis Café:
Northampton - Monday from 4pm to 8pm at 3 Kingswell St, Northampton, NN1 1PP
Kettering - Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering
Corby - Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm in Corby Mind, 18 Argyll Street, Corby
Call Youth Works on 01536 518339 (Find out more)
School nursing service
Text a school nurse (Chat Health) - for friendly, helpful advice. This service is designed for 11-19 year olds: 07507 329 600 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Youth Works has an online live chat every Monday and Tuesday, 5pm - 7pm where a young person, parent or carer can message to receive mental health support and advice. This is available via their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Young people, parents and carers can ring 01536 518339 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday to get help, support and practical ideas to manage mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The Lowdown has an Online emotional support chatbot or wellbeing support helpline: 01604 622223 (both monitored between 1pm and 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday and Mondays 1pm to 7.30pm). More wellbeing resources and videos are also available on their website.
REACH Collaboration provide professional and confidential youth counselling for young people aged from 11-19 across the County of Northamptonshire. Reach are five existing, highly regarded agencies:
- CHAT Youth Counselling
- Service Six
- The Lowdown - also shown above
- Time 2 Talk
- Youth Works - also shown above