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Community 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.

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Other organisations

Other organisations

Aquarius

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.

36—38 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AA
Contact 0300 456 4292

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays: 9am—5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am—9pm
  • Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

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.

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 
Visit the CAN website by clicking here.

ChildlLine

ChildLine can help with advice about a wide range of issues, you can contact the team over the phone: 0800 1111
For adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000

Help for children and young people call Childline  0800 1111

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. To access this website click here.

Time to Talk - Your Time to Talk - Our Time to Listen

Time2talk offers free services for young people aged 13 to 25. To find out more and visit their website click here.
Contact 01327 706706 

The Lowdown

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. To access the Low Down website click here.
 

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.

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

Northamptonshire Carers is an independent charity understand the physical and emotional strain that looking after someone can involve, as well as the pleasure it can bring. Northamptonshire Carers provide someone to talk to, explain your rights, offer a listening ear and aim to help you.

Northamptonshire Carers address: 7 Regent Park, Wellingborough, NN8 6GR

Open Monday—Friday 9.30 am—4 pm

General Enquries 01933 677837

[out of hours answerphone] - Carers Support Line 01933 677907

Email: carers@northamptonshire-carers.org 

Visit the Northamptonshire Carers website by clicking here.

Rethink Mental Illness

You can find local groups to help support by visiting the ReThink website and entering your postcode or locations

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 : info@solvitonline.co.uk giving some brief details.

STAR

Star help and support for people with substance misuse issue, and those who are affected by this..  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, including affected family members. It is a free confidential service.
Visit the VOICE website by clicking hereCall 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.