Espresso Yourself - Wellbeing cafes for young people
If you are struggling with your mental health or find yourself in a crisis then we are here to listen and support you.
Alongside our local partners (St Andrews Healthcare, Lowdown and YouthWorks), together we are offering weekly cafes for you to drop-in and talk to a mental health professional in a safe space. Our friendly staff will listen and help you by providing advice, support or signpost / refer you to the relevant team or organisation.
There is no need to call or book an appointment, please drop in to one of the locations and timings below:
- Monday and Friday - 4pm to 8pm
the low down, 3 Kingswell St, Northampton NN1 1PP
- Tuesday - 4pm to 8pm
Youth Works at Corby Mind, 18 Argyll Street, Corby, NN17 1RU
- Wednesday 4pm - 8pm
Chat, Souster Youth Building, 30 Market Road, Thrapston, NN14 4JU
- Thursday - 4pm to 8pm
Youth Works, Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering, NN16 9HX
- Saturday 10am - 2pm
Service Six, 15 Sassoon Mews, Wellingborough, NN8 3LT
- Saturday 12pm - 4pmTime 2 Talk,
The Abbey, Market Square, Daventry, NN11 4XG
The conversations that take place will be led by you and our staff will provide a listening ear. You can come along by yourself, with a friend or family member if you wish too – the idea is to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in sharing how you feel.
Please note these crisis cafes are for anyone between the ages of 11 to 18 years, living in Northamptonshire and accept walk ins.
*If dates, times or locations change we will update the website as well as communicate this on our social media channels.
CAMHS Connect is part of the wider Core CAMHS in Northamptonshire. We offer a Consultation Line, a telephone service and CAMHS Live (an online chat service which offers advice and guidance for professionals and parents who have concerns about a young person’s emotional wellbeing or mental health).
To view our full offer for CAMHS connect please review the information below.
You can also see the full offer for CAMHS connect by downloading: CAMHS connect poster - professionals [pdf] 785KB
Professional training dates
CAMHS Connect is developed core training sessions exploring issues relating to mental health.
To book onto a CAMHS Connect Professionals Training please email: CAMHSConnectTrainingandConsultation@nhft.nhs.uk
Child development and mental health
Aims to explore signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in the context of child development.
Dates to be confirmed.
Rethinking challenging behaviour
Aims to explore behaviour that challenges in young people, such as school avoidance and refusal.
Dates to be confirmed.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Young People and Their Family or Carers
The Personality Disorder Hub is now providing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT-A) for young people and adolescents with emotional regulation difficulties and their families or carers.
Referrals for this service are made via our CAMHS service and begin with an initial consultation to assess individual needs and establish whether DBT-A is a suitable intervention.
If DBT-A is the right course of treatment, the young person will begin therapy which following assessment and pre-commitment phase, comprises of weekly individual sessions, weekly DBT skills training group and access to telephone skills coaching (young person and supporting adult).
DBT is a model based on balancing the dialectic of acceptance and change, teaching skills in relation to managing distress, learning to regulate emotions, and navigating relationships and effective communication. Mindfulness weaves through the entire programme under the premise that we cannot change that which we can’t first observe. Our overall aim being to help clients to ‘build a life worth living.’
For more information call 03000 271012 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer to your questions
To find out more about the Children and Young People's Mental Health service you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, where the is a host of information on first appointment, how you can help and transitions from child to adult services.