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Welcome to the NHFT Children and Young People's Participation Blogs

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Welcome to the NHFT Blogs!

The participation team have been working with children, young people and parents/carers to hear what they want from the Children’s Services Website. You said you wanted updated blogs, so here we are!

We just wanted to take some time to let you know the aim of the blogs.

  • Firstly and maybe most importantly: everyone has something to say
  • We want to give you a space to share your experiences and stories
  • Creating a safe place for you to share and to read about other people’s experiences
  • We want our blogs to reflect the trust PRIDE values: People first, Respect and Compassion, Improving Lives, Dedication and Equality
  • To create a community through shared experiences

Look forward to regular updates, these will include

  • Parent/carer experiences
  • Young people experiences
  • Mindset tips
  • Posts from other blogs and influencers
  • Professional advice

We are very excited to share these blogs with you in the future! If you would like to write for the blog or have any general questions, please email participation@nhft.nhs.uk


Contact us

If you are in Northamptonshire, you can contact these services:

  • Live chat – talk to us on CAMHS live 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday

  • Text a school nurse – for friendly, helpful advice. This service is designed for 11- to 19-year-olds: 07507 329 600 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

  • Phone – the consultation line for parents, carers, young people and professionals is available 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday on 0800 170 7055


If you are in a crisis, at risk of self-harm or suicide – the CAMHS crisis team is open 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 0800 170 7055


  1. Text Shout to 85258 at any time day or night. You can find out more by accessing the Give a Shout website 
  2. If your life is at imminent risk, call 999 for emergency help


Other useful contacts:

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 online and on social and mobile

Blurt it Out for information on how to cope in a crisis and complete a crisis plan

Sexual Health Service NHFT's sexual health team 

Northamptonshire Rape Crisis for anyone affected by sexual violence or abuse

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