For local support and services give one of NHFT's friendly mental health navigators a call, any time of the day or night. Lines available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
0800 448 0828
You can also refer yourself to the NHFT Changing Minds IAPT service. IAPT is for anyone aged 17 and half and over with mild to moderate depression and/or an anxiety disorder. It can be accessed via an online referral form (where you can also request an interpreter if needed). There is also an option to complete programmes via an online portal called SilverCloud (both these options allow individuals to interact without using the telephone, and then appointments can be made via text or email).
Mental health Crisis Cafés
Crisis Cafés are an easily accessible service available in the evenings and/or at weekends for people who are finding themselves in a crisis or need support with their mental health. The main aim is to support people to reduce immediate crisis and to safety plan; drawing on strengths, resilience, and coping mechanisms to manage people's mental health and wellbeing.
These are facilitated by a mental health professional and a Local Mind peer support worker who will provide support and safety to the person in need, by offering coping mechanisms and management techniques to help reduce the risk of crisis. As well as offering support, professionals can also refer and signpost to the further services if required. Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the Local Minds are working together to offer free Crisis Cafés across Northamptonshire for anyone over the age of 18.
There is no need to call and book an appointment, simply drop into a location on the date/times specified to receive support and find your safe place with hope and comfort.
Courses to promote positive mental health and wellbeing
Learn2b are offering courses to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, which are free to individuals experiencing any form of mental health issue and do not need a referral.
- British Red Cross Connecting Communities - Corby and Kettering
- Age UK befriending services
- Age UK telephone befriending
- Alzheimer's Society befriending services
- Royal Voluntary Service Northamptonshire local groups
- Live At Home Northampton
- Northamptonshire Carers
- The Silver Line (free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people. Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year)
- Northants 50+Network
- List of companionship and befriending services in Northamptonshire on the Housing Care website
Mind Infoline provides information on a range of topics including types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
Post: Mind Infoline, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS
Mind Legal Advice Line provides legal information and general advice on the law about mental health, for example, mental capacity, community care, human rights, discrimination and equality.
Phone: 0300 466 6463
Post: Mind Legal line, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS
NHS Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters offers a range of resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, offers practical self-care tips and guidance and, importantly, explains when to seek further support. It also has a free NHS-approved online tool the Every Mind Matters Your Mind Plan.
Rethink provide practical advice and information about issues such as different types of therapy and medication, benefits, debt, money issues, the police, courts and prison and your rights under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other laws.
Sane provides practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers. They can help you consider options for support or action.
This website is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK. The site contains information on the common reasons people turn to counselling, as well as articles, news, and events. All the counsellors have provided the site with proof of membership with a professional body.
Note: This page links to private providers and inclusion here is not an endorsement or otherwise of those services.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Find out more, their mission and how they work. If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support.
Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support
Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support. - "You don’t have to live in silence, feel trapped or be alone any more." The guide helps young people to understand what is meant by abuse and neglect and describes how they might feel because of their experience. There are also links to other organisations that can help.