Mental health support
There are different options of support that you can access without being a patient of NHFT.
- The Mental Health Number – Line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 0800 448 0828
- NHS Northamptonshire Talking Therapies – online self-referral support available
- Crisis Cafes are based around our county. Please make sure to check the website for up to date timings.
- For those under the age of 18 please visit our CAMHS website information.
If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm, either to yourself or someone else please phone 999.
Keep safe scheme
The Keep Safe Card is a countywide scheme which helps people with a disability, condition or illness, which may make them vulnerable, feel safe and access help when out and about.
The Keep Safe Scheme was launched in 2011 for people with learning disabilities. It proved a popular way for card holders and their family to feel safe when they went out from their home.
It has now been expanded to include people with other disabilities and illnesses and Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has become a partner.
The scheme encourages all who think they would benefit from being a card holder to join. After completing a form they are provided a Keep Safe Card, which holds details about the person's needs as well as contact details for people close to them, such as next of kin or carers, who can be phoned in an emergency. The card also provides how best to support and talk with the card holder.
If the card holder feels unsafe or needs help, they can show the card to a member of staff where they happen to be - in shops, leisure centres etc. The Scheme has been shared widely to ensure as many staff as possible in such premises are aware of it and able to respond. Details are also held on a secure database by the three emergency services, who can access to ensure their staff are able to support the person in the best possible way.
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