TypeCommunity Mental Health Adult - Early Intervention N’Step
We are a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, clinical psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, support time and recovery workers (STAR), employment specialists and peer support workers. Our countywide early intervention service incorporates low dose anti-psychotic medication, psycho-education, medication management, cognitive behavioural therapy, family intervention and relapse prevention.
Who is this service for? People aged between 14-34 years who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis.
How to access this service: Referrals should be via the GP.
Contact us and opening hours
St Mary's Hospital
Northants, NN15 7PW
Telephone: 01536 452411
We know it can be hard to get help: CAMHS Live is here to help you access the mental health services you might need. Speak to our advisors about the right option for you.
Online Monday to Friday between 10am to 4.30pm www.nhft.nhs.uk/camhslive
Wellbeing Navigation Team
If you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or recovering from a mental health condition and are struggling to move forward and find the right support, then a Wellbeing Navigator may be for you. A Navigator can :
- Meet you in a public place, venue of your choosing
- Actively listen to what you want to do to make positive changes to improve your wellbeing.
- Help you assess whether you are ready to make those changes and support you in planning a pathway for them.
- Give information of appropriate support agencies that you may wish to use.
- Motivate and empower you to make these changes and maintain them in the long term.
Self referrals or referrals from support agencies or GPS.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org - Client Line 01604 658963 Office - 01604 658813
At Aquarius they strive to help people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling. They work closely with individuals, families and friends to lessen the impact caused by the behaviour of a loved one. Overcoming an addiction can be a difficult process but their staff are dedicated to giving you and your family the attention and support that you need. They help with each step of your journey along the way to recovery and help individuals look forward to the future with the confidence that change is possible.
What they do:
- Offer a free and confidential service
- Provide alcohol advice and information
- Offer one to one support or group sessions
- Refer to detox and/or rehabilitation service if necessary
- Provide support for affected family members
Contact 0300 456 4292 Mon, Tues and Thurs 9 am—5 pm Wed 9 am—9 pm Fri 9. am to 4.30 pm
36—38 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AA
CAN - Support for Parents and Carers
Worried about a young person? If you are a parent or carer and are worried about a young person’s possible or actual drug use, contact CAN to find out what support they are able to offer you. You are not alone - the first thing you should be aware of, as a parent or carer with concerns about a young person’s drug or alcohol use, is that you are not alone and there is help available.
Contact 01604 824777 www.can.org.uk
Contant: 0800 1111
For adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000
Help for children and young people call Childline 0800 1111
First for Wellbeing
Offers a range of wellbeing services, facilities and programmes designed to help individuals live the best life they possibly can. Services include helping with weight management, emotional wellbeing, financial support, social inclusion, smoking, alcohol, housing support, employment and adult learning.
Contact 0300 126 5000 www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk Email: Info@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
Family Support Link
Family support link aims to reduce the physical, psychological and emotional and harm caused to families living with it, or caring for someone who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, empowering them to improve their lives. The service provides effective support, counselling, education and early intervention for those families. Grandparents who are often forgotten, are also supported, particularly at a time in their lives when they are less able to cope, both physically and emotionally, with the impact this may have upon them. This improves the likelihood of a positive outcome to keep the family unit intact. These interventions will empower families, increase knowledge and understanding, change attitudes, support community cohesion and promote engagement with children and young people.
All service provision is Northamptonshire based. Contact 01933 227078
Just Ask Normen
Northamptonshire’s mental health gateway—this site is for everyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. This service helps make sure that parents are aware of local services.
Time to Talk - Your Time to Talk - Our Time to Listen
Time2talk offers free services for young people aged 13 to 25.
Contact 01327 706706 www.time2talk.org.uk
Free confidential drop in service for 12 to 25 year olds six days a week in Northampton. The Lowdown offers free and confidential counselling, sexual health and LGBTQ services six days a week. You can get the help and support you may need, whatever you are struggling with. You can access our services by calling us on 01604 634385, email or through a referral. You can also ‘check us out’ at fundraising and awareness events and activities. Have a look around our website and you’ll see some of the issues people talk to us about and how we’ve helped other children and young adults just like you - worried or confused, in distress, facing a crisis, or looking for answers.
Northamptonshire Children’s Safeguarding Board
The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board co-ordinates local work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The website provides information for parents and carers. Whenever anyone is worried about a child, for example a teacher or health visitor, they will make a referral to the team at the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub [MASH]. The MASH team brings together staff and information from agencies within Northamptonshire. They are able to identify risks to and needs of children at the earliest possible point and respond with the most effective, joined up actions. The aim of the MASH team is to make the right decisions for the right families at the right time. If a child is in immediate danger, left alone or missing, contact the Police and/or Ambulance service directly on 999. If there is no immediate danger or if you need advice contact the MASH.
NDAS - Domestic Abuse Service formerly Northampton Women’s Aid
Anyone can experience interpersonal violence - it can be in all relationships, regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality, class and lifestyle. It is rarely a ‘one off’ event and it includes a variety of behaviours:
- Emotional abuse - belittling, sulking, isolating someone from their family and friends,
- Threats and intimidation - Threatening to hurt someone, destroying objects that belong to them, reading their emails, texts, mail etc.
- Physical Abuse - For example : slapping, punching and kicking someone.
- Sexual abuse - inappropriate and unwanted touching, unwanted sexual demands, hurting someone during sex.
- Financial Abuse - Controlling all the finances, making someone account for every penny they spend, making all the major financial decisions etc.
Contact Helpline 0300 0120154
Northamptonshire Young Carers
A young carer is aged between 5 yrs and 18 yrs. They take on the responsibility for helping to look after someone [usually a family member] who has long term illness or disability. This could be a physical disability, learning difficulty, mental health problem, substance misuse or HIV/AIDS. The young person may be helping to care for a sibling, parent or grandparent. They could be helping to care for more than one person. They may help with practical tasks or have an emotional caring role. The young carers service will assess a family on an individual basis accepting of the fact that one young person’s role may have more impact depending on age or other family circumstances. They can offer 1—1 support, social activities, groups and general advocacy and family support.
Contact 01933 677837 for general enquiries.
Northamptonshire Carers is an independent charity that is part of the Carers Trust for Carers, national network of Carers Centres and services. They understand the physical and emotional strain that looking after someone can involve, as well as the pleasure it can bring. Having a person to talk to and having your rights explained may help your situation, listening to your experience and needs enables them to help you.
7 Regent Park
Park Farm South
Open Monday—Friday 9.30 am—4 pm
[out of hours answerphone] - Carers Support Line 01933 677907
Rethink Mental Illness
If you are concerned about the mental health of a loved one, friend or relative the Rethink Mental illness advice service offers practical help on issues such as mental health offers practical help on living with mental illness, medication, care and treatment. It also has some really useful fact sheets that can be downloaded.Contact 0300 5000 927
Support Group for Parents with ADHD, ASD, ADD [or awaiting diagnosis]
1st Friday of every month 1.00 pm—3.00 pm at Sure Start Centre, Raunds. Drop in and ask for Julie or Vickie.
Solve it - Solvent Abuse
If you are worried about someone’s solvent abuse call 0300 330 1420 [Office hours]. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a brief message about how they might help you. The support co-ordinator will always get back to you as soon as they can.
Alternatively please email : email@example.com giving some brief details.
Help and support for people with substance misuse issue, as well as those who are affected by it. One number to access a range of advice and treatment. Find by searching on Facebook @STARNorthants.
For advice please call 0808 169 8512.
VOICE victims and witnesses
Voice offers support for anyone affected by crime. It is a free confidential service. For more information on voice and the support it can offer provide support for affected family members.
Visit www.voicenorthants.org Call 0300 3032965
Young Minds - Young Minds Parent Helpline
They offer free, confidential, online and telephone support, including information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Monday to Friday between 9:30am to 4:00 pm Contact 0808 802 5544 free from mobiles and landline.