Mental health services and support
If you are worried about your mental health or that of someone you care for, the usual starting point for advice is your GP.
- should be able to identify the appropriate level of response
- may suggest some form of self-help using local resources, with or without some medication
- may refer you to a counselling and advice programme - if your concerns appear more serious they can refer you to a specialist mental health service
Mental health services - working with the NHS
We work in partnership with both primary care and more specialist mental health services provided by the NHS to ensure that both health and social care needs are responded to.
Find out more about local NHS mental health services.
Children and young people
Find mental health services for children and young people - some of these services are available into young adulthood (up to age 25):
Calm Harm App
An application designed to help young people aged 13 years and above resist or manage the urge to self-harm, using timed activities designed to help you ride the wave. It is private and password protected.
Visit the CalmHarm website to try the app.
An app that provides a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to anonymously discuss any issue affecting their lives. You can get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, relationships, self-harming and friendships.
Visit the Tellmi website for more information on this service.
Text a School Nurse
Text 07507 329600 on Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm for friendly and helpful advice, for 11 to 19 year olds.
Find out more about the Text a School Nurse service.
A mental health app designed for young people aged 10 to 18 years. It allows you to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.
ThinkNinja on the Google Play Store
ThinkNinja on the Apple Store
CHAT Youth Counselling
A confidential youth counselling service offered free to young people aged from 9 to 25 years in the North East Northamptonshire area.
For more information, call 01832 274422 or email [email protected].
Find out more about the CHAT Youth Counselling service.
Counselling by The Mix
A telephone counselling service available to young people aged 25 years and under, suitable if you are looking for short-term help with your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Please complete the counselling form on The Mix website if you are thinking about this service.
Espresso Yourself Wellbeing Café
A service for young people aged 11 to 18 years, and their parents/carers, providing support if you are struggling with your mental health or if you find yourself in crisis. Please drop in to talk to a mental health professional in a safe space.
Check out the updated dates, times and locations for the wellbeing cafes.
A website offering support, advice and service signposting for children and young people who have lost a loved one.
Visit the Hope Again website.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop In
A service for young adults aged from 19 to 25 years every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, located at the Youth Hub in Northampton Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2BA. A confidential space for when you need support with your mental health.
Find out more about the Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop In service.
A charity committed to changing lives and creating futures for disadvantaged children, young people and their families.
Call the Service Hub team on 01933 277520 or email [email protected].
Visit the ServiceSix website for more information about the available services.
The Mix Helpline
A support service for young people to talk about any issue troubling them.
Call 0808 808 4994 or live chat 1-2-1 everyday between 3pm and midnight.
Alternatively, you can email via the The Mix website and will get a response within 24 hours.
A counselling service for young people in the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire, offering a range of free services. The counselling service is by appointment only and is available for people between 12 and 18 years, and up to 25 years with a special education need.
Find out more about Time2Talk.
Counselling by The Lowdown
A counselling service for anyone aged between 11 and 25 years within the NN1-NN7 postcode area. You can fill out an online referral form and can be self-referred.
Find out more about the Counselling by The Lowdown service.
A consultation line for parents, carers, young people and professionals.
Call 0800 170 7055 between 9am and 9pm from Monday to Friday. Find out more about the CAMHS Phoneline.
A service for children and young people aged up to 18 years, and their parents or carers, who require specialist learning disability healthcare services.
If you would like to discuss referring a child, please contact the Admin Hub on 0800 170 7055.
Find out more about the Children's CTPLD service.
Children and Young People ADHD and ASD Service
A service for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years, offering full diagnostic assessment and post-diagnostic support for ADHD, ASD and Asperger's Syndrome.
If you would like to discuss referring a child, please contact the Admin Hub on 0800 170 7055.
Find out more about the CYP ADHD and ASD Service.
A service that supports children who have speech, language and communication difficulties, helping them to achieve clear and fluent speech and understand spoken language.
Find out more about the Children's SALT service.
A service for children up to the age of 18 years, for concerns about developmental delay, neuro-disability, or other complex health needs. This support is available for the north of Northamptonshire.
Find out more about the Community Paediatrics service.
Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People
A service that offers a residential respite facility for children with disabilities, who have either a diagnosis of autism, complex health needs and/or complex behaviour. There are two locations in the county, giving parents and carers the opportunity to recharge their batteries knowing their child is in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.
Find out more about the Short Breaks service.
Children and Young People Community Eating Disorder Service
A community specialist eating disorder service offering countywide treatment to children and young people up the age of 18 years. The service offers a wide range of evidence-based interventions.
Find out more about the CYP Community Eating Disorder Service.
Call 0808 1000 143 for free and confidential reporting of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying for children and young people up to 18 years old. This service can signpost you to the most relevant agency in your area.
Visit the EACH website to report an incident online.
Out there Pen Pals
This scheme will match up LGBTQ+ young people, under the age of 18 years, with similar interests and encourage them to be creative and build lasting friendships with like-minded people. All letter content is moderated.
For more information or to get involved, email [email protected] or call 07585 737482.
Find out more about the Pen Pals service.
Out there Under 13s
A LGBTQ+ support service for under 13s and their parents or carers every 3rd Friday of the month between 3:30pm and 5pm.
For more information and to book your space please email [email protected] or call 07585 737482.
Find out more about the Under 13s service.
Out There Youth Group
A LGBTQ+ support service for young adults aged 13 to 20 years every Friday between 6pm and 8pm, located at The Bridge, 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.
For more information please email [email protected] or call 07585 737482.
Find out more about the Youth Group service.
0 to 19 Services
A service that provides the Healthy Child Programme, a planned series of interventions for children and families from birth to age 19 years to support healthy growth and development, alongside a range of short term interventions to support babies, children, young people and families across a range of common childhood needs like: toileting and continence; sleep; emotional and behavioural regulation; family relationships; emotional wellbeing; nutrition and healthy weight; sexual health.
If you would like to discuss referring a child, please contact the Admin Hub on 0800 170 7055.
Find out more about the Children's 0 to 9 Services.
Community Children's Nursing
A service where nursing teams support children up to the age of 18 years, and their families, manage acute and long-term illnesses.
Find out more about the Community Children's Nursing service.
Sexual Health Service
A service for integrated sexual health and HIV in Northamptonshire.
If you are under 19 years and would like advice, call 01536 410647 (Kettering) or 0300 027 0110 (Northampton).
Find out more about the Sexual Health Service.
A mental health charity that provide free and confidential emotional wellbeing, counselling, LGBTQ and sexual health support services for those aged 11 to 25 years.
Find out more about The Lowdown.
Wellbeing for all
Find mental health support services anyone can access:
An application that can help regulate sleep, reduce stress and improve your general wellbeing.
Visit the Calm website to try the app.
Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing
A support page for taking care of your mental wellbeing during coronavirus.
Visit MIND Coronavirus page for more information and tips.
An application is an essential guide for new dads, developed by the NHS. As a new dad you will feel excited, but you may also feel left out, unsure or overwhelmed. The DadPad provides help by giving you the knowledge and practical skills that you need.
To try the app, visit the DadPad website.
Feeling Good App
An application that offers Positive Mental Training audio programmes, based on scientific research, which can help you feel better, lift your mood, and recover from stress, anxiety and depression, by building resilience and developing positive feelings.
To try the app, visit the Feeling Good website.
A resource for those who have contact with young people who are self-harming. It is designed to help you talk about self-harm with a young person so that you can decide what support might be helpful.
Visit the harmLESS NHS website to find out more about this guide.
Harmless Resource Hub
A passionate organisation who works to address and overcome issues related to self-harm and suicide.
Visit the Harmless website to find out more about the useful resources that have been developed.
A guided meditation application designed to give you the tools and resources to look after your mind.
Visit the Headspace website to try the app.
Health and Wellbeing Resources
LibraryPlus Northamptonshire offers a range of services to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing.
Find out more about libraries.
Learning for Wellbeing (Learn2b)
This service offers a variety of courses to encourage self-help and build/re-build confidence, which can help recovery from times of poor mental health.
Visit the Adult Learning website for more information about these courses.
LightBulb Mental Wellness for Schools Programme
A School Mental Wellness Programme for primary and secondary schools, developed by St Andrew's Healthcare. The non-profit programme provides a ready made framework for schools to help young people improve their mental health.
Find out more about the LightBulb Programme.
MindShift CBT App
An application that uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
To try the app, visit the AnxietyCanada website.
An application that provides six evidence based tools to aid against clinical depression and negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.
To try the app, visit the MoodTools website.
PAPYRUS Training and Resources
A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS offer a range of training and resources, such as, SP-ARK, SP-OT, SP-EAK and more.
Find out more about PAPYRUS Education and Training and PAPYRUS Training Resources.
Samaritans Self-Help App
An application that will help you to keep track of how you are feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.
Find out more about the Self-Help App.
School Nursing through the 0-19 Service
This service provides directly accessible drop-in services in schools face to face and via text. School Nurses provide support across all aspect of health and wellbeing for children, young people and families. School nurses offer wellbeing workshops as group or individual interventions at KS2, 3 and 4. YP over 11y can text directly on 07507 329 600.
Stay Alive app
An application that promotes local services, groups and events to support mental health. It provides useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.
To try the app, visit the StayAlive website.
The first fully evaluated suicide prevention training package for frontline staff. The training courses increase confidence and competence by enhancing the communication skills needed to: engage someone in distress, work collaboratively, assess vulnerability, plan for safety and prevent suicide.
Find out more about the STORM training courses.
These courses are open to everyone in the community, offering you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of mental health.
Visit the MIND website for more information about these courses.
Wellbeing in the Workplace
An online learning resource that allow you to learn at your own pace, at your desk or at home. In as little as 5 minutes, you can learn skills that will help you understand the importance of emotional health and have the confidence to reach out to someone who might be struggling to cope.
Find out more about Wellbeing in the Workplace.
We Mind and Kelly Matters
A service that provides a wide range of training courses around mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Find out more about WMKM training courses.
A service that provides free suicide awareness training, which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Visit the ZeroSuicideAlliance for more information about this training.
A service for veterans and their families, offering confidential mental health advice and support.
Call 0800 138 1619 open 24/7, or access the online self-help for guidance and support.
Find out more at Combat Stress.
A NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families.
Find out about the range of support available for you and your family from Op COURAGE.
Offering 24/7 emotional support, by call or text with trained volunteers, or online resources, to all workers who have been on the frontline throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Get support if you work in social care, health, emergency services, or if you're an educator or any other essential worker.
Text FRONTLINE to 85258 or visit the Mental Health At Work website for more information.
Stronger Together Northamptonshire Hub
A service available for health and social care staff, to provide rapid access to assessment and local evidence based mental health services and support where needed.
The hub offer is confidential, free of charge and open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Call 01604 651100 or email [email protected].
Find out more about Stronger Together.
Cruse Bereavement Care
A service that helps people through one of the most painful times in life - with bereavement support, information and campaigning.
Call 0808 808 1677 or chat online to speak to a volunteer trained in all types of bereavement, to help you make sense of how you're feeling right now.
Visit the Cruse website for more information about this service.
National Bereavement Service
A service that will source the help you need to deal with the practical elements of grief - whether that is finding a reliable funeral director or understanding more about the legal side of bereavement - and will provide emotional support to those who need extra comfort during this challenging time.
Visit the NBS website for more information about this service.
Northamptonshire Support After Suicide Service (N-SASS)
The free N-SASS service is delivered by Service Six, for people living anywhere in Northamptonshire of any age who has been bereaved or affected by suicide, making sure you have access to timely and appropriate support.
Visit the Service Six website for more information.
A national helpline for those who have been bereaved or affected by suicide and would like to talk about their experience.
Call 0300 111 5065 between 9am and 9pm 7 days a week or email [email protected] or [email protected].
Visit the UKSobs website for more information about this service.
Suicide & co
A service to support bereaved individuals and open the conversation around suicide-related grief.
Call 0800 054 8400 between 9am and 9pm Monday to Friday to speak to a counsellor. The counselling service offers up to 12 to access sessions of bereavement counselling, delivered online via video call or by telephone.
Visit the Suicide&co website for more information for this service.
We Mind and Kelly Matters
We Mind and Kelly Matters was founded to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. The charity offers an extensive range of support via telephone, virtual video and face to face. The service supports you, no matter when you were bereaved, where, how long since, or how you are connected to suicide.
Visit the WeMindandKellyMatters website to access the online referral form and for more information about the services available.
A website offering advice for anyone affected by witnessing a suicide, when they did not know the person who has died. This may be because you happened to be at a particular location, or because your job involves responding to these incidents.
Visit the First Hand website to view the available resources.
Help is at Hand
A resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them.
Visit the Support After Suicide website to view the resource.
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day was on Saturday 10 September 2022. There were a number of local events, with a focus on creating hope through action.
Find out more about World Suicide Prevention Day.
Mental Health Awareness Week
From 9 to 15 May 2022, the Mental Health Foundation hosted Mental Health Awareness Week. It is an annual event, and had a particular focus on raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing this year.
BBC Northampton, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT), Royal & Derngate, St Andrew's Healthcare and the University of Northampton hosted the first mental health festival for the county.
'Headfest' ran a range of workshops, talks, films and comedy during Mental Health Awareness Week, find out more about the Headfest 2022 schedule.
Northamptonshire Mental Health Awareness Day
On Friday 11 February 2022, it was Northamptonshire's Mental Health Awareness Day. This year's theme was It's the Inside that Matters. You can't always see when someone's mental health needs help or support.
Find out more about the Talk Out Load event.
National Children's Mental Health Week
From 7 to 13 February 2022, schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK took part in this campaign. This year's theme was Growing Together and Place2Be encouraged children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to group.
Visit the Children's Mental Health Week website for more information about this campaign.
On 17 January 2022, Samaritans reminded everyone to reach out for a cuppa and a catch-up with the people you care about.
Visit the Samaritans website for more information about Brew Monday 2022, and remember, you can reach out to the people you care about any day of the year.
Time to Change
A social movement to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. The campaign started in 2007 and closed in March 2021.
Here are some useful resources that can help you to take action.
Break the Silence
Samaritans have launched their break the silence campaign to encourage people to open up, instead of suffering alone. They understand how much it means to feel listened to and able to talk – but also know silence costs lives. The message is clear – we can stop suicide, if we break the silence. Find out more about Break the Silence Campaign.
Anxiety UK Helpline/Text Service
A helpline that provides friendly support and guidance on how to deal with anxiety and can discuss techniques for immediate short-term relief of anxiety symptoms through to helping you find the right path of action for more long-term support.
Call 0344 477 5774 from Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 5.30pm, or text 07537 416905 or email [email protected].
Visit the AnxietyUK website for more information about this service.
A service that works with young people and adults aged between 14 and 35 years for up to one year. The aim is to help prevent or delay the development of a first episode of psychosis, and support people with all aspects of their lives including mental wellbeing, social functioning, employment and general quality of life.
Find out more about the ARMS Service.
CALM Zone Helpline
A service for males in the UK who need to talk or find support.
Call 0800 585858 between 5pm and midnight every day of the year. There is also a webchat option available.
Visit TheCalmZone website for more information about these services.
Community Mental Health Adult - Early Intervention N'Step
An early intervention service that delivers low dose anti-psychotic medication, psycho-education, medication management, CBT, family intervention and relapse prevention. This service is for people aged 14 to 65 years who are having their first episode of psychosis.
Find out more about the Early Intervention N'Step service.
IAPT Talking Therapies
This service is for people aged 17 and a half years and over across Northamptonshire, who are trying to get back on track, although they may feel stressed, anxious or low.
Call 0300 999 1616 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or fill in an online form.
Find out more about the IAPT Talking Therapies service.
Mental Health Northants Collaboration (MHNC) Counselling
A talking therapy service available for people aged 18 years and above and living in Northamptonshire. The service involves a trained therapist listening and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sessions take place in a safe and confidential space.
For a list of contact numbers, visit the MHNC website.
A service offering advice, support and information around mental health issues, including self-harm. Call 0300 123 3393 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm, or email [email protected].
Visit the MIND website for more information and find out more about MIND in Northamptonshire.
One Call Away
A helpline for the gypsy/traveller community, offering confidential support for those depressed or suicidal. The service is here to listen, support and talk with you about depression, suicidal thoughts, self harm and anxiety.
You can call, text or WhatsApp Mark on 07393 561 735 or Caroline on 07748 997 617.
Visit the AskLily website for more information.
Samaritans - Write an email
Sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you understand them better.
Send your email to [email protected] and receive a response within 24 hours.
Find out more about how to write an email to Samaritans.
A free, confidential and anonymous text support service. Text 85258 if you are struggling to cope and need to talk, trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night.
Find out more about GiveUsaShout.
Side by Side
An online community where you can listen, share and be heard. This service is available to everyone over the age of 18 24/7 so you always have someone to connect with day or night.
Find out more about SidebySide.
A safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing. The online service is available 24/7.
To check your eligibility, visit TogetherAll.
University of Northampton Counselling and Mental Health Team
A team that provide free, confidential support to students in a safe place, who need help in managing their emotional and mental wellbeing. The services available include: counselling, mental health advice and drop in support during term-time.
Email [email protected] or [email protected].
For more information about the services available, visit the University of Northampton website.
A confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35, who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.
Call 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039967 or email [email protected] - open between 9am and midnight everyday.
Visit the Papyrus website for more information about this service.
A service offering 3 weekly befriending calls, providing emotional support and assistance with signposting information for ongoing support.
Call 020 7263 7070 or email [email protected] for support between 10am and 6pm daily.
Find out more about the Maytree Support service.
Mental Health Navigators
A mental health integrated hub, providing support in the community to help improve general wellbeing. This service is designed for people aged 18 years and over experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing, living conditions and physical health. There is currently no availability for new referrals.
Find out more about the Mental Health Navigators.
Perinatal Mental Health
A service that provides assessment and treatment for women who are experiencing or are at an increased risk of experiencing a severe mental health condition, during pregnancy and up to one year after birth. Pre-conception counselling is also available for women who have previously experienced severe mental illness and would like to plan a pregnancy.
Call 01604 657735 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm for advice.
Find out more about the Perinatal Mental Health service.
A UK student mental health charity, empowering students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
Visit the Student Minds website to find information on the support available.
Family Lives Helpline
A free and confidential helpline service for families in England and Wales previously known as Parentline. The service offers emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life.
Call 0808 800 2222 on weekdays between 9am and 9pm and weekends between 10am and 3pm.
Visit the FamilyLives website for more information about this service.
Farming Community Network
A voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult time, such as business, health, family and farm issues.
Call 03000 111 999, open every day of the year between 7am and 11pm, to talk to a sympathetic person who understands farmers and rural life.
Visit the Farming Community Network website for more information about their services.
Spiritual Wellbeing - The Chaplaincy Service
A service with extensive training in spirituality, religion, mental health and counselling. The service is here for anyone who has a spiritual need, whether or not they belong to a faith group. It provides support in hospitals, care centres and in the community, for you, your carers and family.
Find out more about the Chaplaincy Service.
Frank Bruno Foundation
A service that provides a safe environment, with the aim to improve mental wellbeing of participants facing or recovering from mental ill health. This programme has been developed for anyone over the age of 13 with a considered early assessment-led intervention from 10 years old.
Find out more about the Frank Bruno Foundation.
A service offering a range of educational courses and one-off workshops, which are designed to improve health by increasing knowledge and skills and promoting self-management. Courses are related to mental health, neurodevelopmental conditions and physical health. They are available for current NHFT service users, or for those who have accessed the service in the last 12 months, or for staff.
Find out more about the Recovery College service.
Centre for Neuromodulation
A service for service users, where standard forms of treatment for mental health problems have failed. A range of treatments are offered to adults aged 18 years and over.
Find out more about the Centre for Neuromodulation service.
Covid-19 Sufferer and Survivor Support
An online group for those in the UK and Ireland who have, or believe they have, direct experience of Covid-19, or is worried for someone they care about. The group is committed to support and solidarity in this time of isolation, and hope that members will find connection, comfort and company as they regain good health, get used to this new normal and begin to put their lives back together.
Visit the Covid-19 Sufferer and Survivor Support Facebook page.
A service for people of all ages with a learning disability (IQ below 70). This service supports people with learning disabilities and related health needs to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Find out more about the Learning Disabilities service.
Learning Disabilities - Inpatient Respite
An adult short break service, located at 1 Willow Close, Northampton, NN6 8JH, offering county wide service placements where feasible. It offers 6 beds and operates 24/7 for adults aged 18 years and above, who have learning disabilities and associated complex health needs.
Call 01604 588657 to request a referral form.
Find out more about the Inpatient Respite service.
Younger Persons with Dementia Team
A countywide service, providing specialist assessment, timely diagnosis, and support for adults under the age of 65 years with early-onset dementia.
Find out more about the Younger Persons with Dementia Team.
A service for adults who present an active or high risk to others, due to mental health problems or learning disabilities, and who may have had contact with the criminal justice system.
Find out more about the Forensic Team.
Community Therapy Service
A countywide service offering individual rehabilitation for adults with long-term conditions, including neurological.
Find out more about the Community Therapy Service.
Community Brain Injury Service
A service that offers specialist neuro-rehabilitation to adults who have experienced an acquired brain injury and need rehabilitation in the community.
Find out more about the Community Brain Injury Service.
Diabetes Psychological Wellbeing Service
A service for people aged 16 and over, diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, experiencing reduced psychological wellbeing. This service provides psychological assessment and goal oriented interventions to those struggling to cope or manage their diabetes.
Call 01604 657722 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday to self-refer.
Find out more about the Diabetes Psychological Wellbeing Service.
Planned Care and Recovery Treatment
A service that works with service users with mental illness and their carers to develop assessments and plan of care to ensure their voice is at the centre of all that is provided. This service is for adults aged 18 years and over with a mental health illness.
Find out more about the Planned Care and Recovery Treatment service.
Unplanned Intermediate Care Team
A service that aims to give rapid assessment, treatment and support to patients who have had a recent decline in their physical health, who are at risk of admission to hospital.
Find out more about the Unplanned Intermediate Care Team.
A consultation line for parents, carers, young people and professionals.
Call 0800 170 7055 between 9am and 9pm from Monday to Friday. Find out more about the CAMHS Phoneline.
A friendly and welcoming place to meet other people with a shared interest in promoting happiness and wellbeing. These cafes are open to anyone.
Visit the Action for Happiness website for more information on locations across Northamptonshire.
Mind Cafes have professional mental health workers who can offer you a safe space. The aim is to support people to reduce any immediate crisis and to safety plan (drawing on strengths, resilience, and coping mechanisms) to manage mental health and wellbeing.
See opening times and locations for crisis cafes .
Crisis Houses - The Warrens
The Warrens in Northampton provides a safe environment for service users who are suffering crisis situations, which impact on their mental health, or where they are in crisis as a result of deteriorating mental health.
Find out more about The Warrens Crisis House.
Johnny's Happy Place
A community space weekend cafe, located at Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 9HX. The cafe offers support to those suffering with their mental health, welcoming everyone between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays and 11am and 2pm on Sundays.
Find out more about Johhny's Happy Place.
Renew169 Wellbeing Cafe
A wellbeing cafe that offers a safe space where it's ok not to be ok. Find the cafe at 169 Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6BX, open Monday to Wednesday 10am to 3pm.
Find out more on the Renew169 Facebook page.
Crisis Houses - The Martins
The Martins in Rushden provides a safe environment for service users who are suffering crisis situations, which impact on their mental health, or where they are in crisis as a result of deteriorating mental health.
Find out more about The Martins Crisis House.
Happier Families Drop In
A service for parents/carers of 5 to 16 year olds who need support, to explore strategies to improve relationships with your children, spend time with people in a similar situation or to offload.
Drop in every Monday between 1pm and 3pm at the Lowdown for face to face support - 3 Kingswell Street, Northampton, NN1 1PP. Alternatively you can video call or phone in.
Call 01604 634385 to book an appointment.
Find out more about the Happier Families Drop In service.
A service open for people when they're feeling suicidal, but currently unable to add anyone to the waitlist for a residential stay at this time.
Find out more about Maytree House.
Community Law Service (Northampton and County)
A registered charity and an independent provider of specialist social welfare advice. The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents through the provision of specialist advice in the areas of Welfare Benefits, Debt, Housing, Energy Advice, and Immigration.
Find out more about the Community Law Service.
Eating Disorder Service
A service offering assessment and interventions to people aged 18 years and over with a diagnosed eating disorder, and for their carers/loved ones.
Find out more about the Eating Disorder Service.
A nutrition and dietetic service for Northamptonshire, offering evidenced based advice to all ages in the community and in hospital. The service covers a range of specialities including mental health.
Find out more about the Dietetics service.
LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline
A helpline for anyone who has experienced anti-LGBT+ violence, abuse or harassment, and needs a safe space to talk.
Call 0207 704 2040 between 10am and 4pm on weekdays or email [email protected].
Visit the Galop website for more information about this service.
National Conversion Therapy Helpline
A helpline for anyone aged 13 years and over currently experiencing abuse aimed at changing, altering or 'curing' your LGBT+ identity, or think this will happen to you if you come out. If this has happened to you in the past and you are still struggling with it, you can also reach out.
Call 0800 130 3335 between 10am and 4pm on weekdays or email [email protected].
Find out more about the National Conversion Therapy Helpline.
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
A helpline for LGBT+ people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse. This service is also for people supporting a survivor of domestic abuse, friends, families and those working with a survivor.
Call 0800 999 5428 on weekdays or email [email protected].
Find out more about the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline.
OUT THERE Family Swim
A gender neutral swimming club for any LGBTQ+ person.
Call 01604 634385 or email [email protected] to let them know you would like to get involved.
Find out more about the Family Swim service.
OUT THERE Parent and Carers Support Group
A respectful, safe and online space for parents and carers of young people that identify as LGBTQ or parents and carers of young people who may be questioning and exploring their identity.
Find out more about the Parent and Carers Support Group service.
OUT THERE Plus Group
A service running every Friday between 7pm and 9pm for any young person aged 18 to 25 years who identifies as LGBTQ+. The aim is to provide a safe and relaxing environment to explore identify and socialise with other LGBTQ people.
For information on how to join, call 01604 634385 or 07585 737482 or email [email protected].
Find out more about the Plus Group service.
Gender Identity Clinic
One of 7 specialist clinics in England, which provides a service for people seeking support around their gender diversity and gender dysphoria.
Find out more about the Gender Identity Clinic service.
Bridge Substance Misuse Programme
A service that helps people deal with their substance misuse by providing practical support in relation to social aspects, which impact negatively on their lives.
Find out more about referring to this programme on the Bridge Northants website.
Family Support Link
A free, accessible and non-judgemental support service, to those affected by another's substance misuse throughout Northamptonshire.
Visit the Family Support Link website for more information about their services.
Substance to Solution
A free and confidential support for adults experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol. This service listens to your needs and makes sure to tailor the support offered.
Find out more about the services on the Change Grow Live website.
NGAGE with Aquarius
An early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10-18 years in Northamptonshire. The service offers free and confidential information, education, advice and support in relation to drug and alcohol use.
Visit the Aquarius website for more information about this service.
Specialist Nursing - Heart Failure Nurse
A community heart failure team that supports and helps adults with heart failure to manage their condition at home.
Find out more about the Heart Failure Nurse service.
Specialist Nursing - Multiple Sclerosis
A service for anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families, living in the north of Northamptonshire. Anyone living in the south of Northamptonshire should contact their GP for services available to them.
Find out more about the Multiple Sclerosis service.
Specialist Nursing - Parkinson's Disease
A service for anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and their families, with a Northamptonshire GP. It provides support and symptom management countywide.
Find out more about the Parkinson's Disease service.
Specialist Palliative Care
A service for adult patients considered to be in the last 12 months of life and having specialist palliative care needs and their families. The service provides specialist support and advice to patients who have been diagnosed with a life-limited illness.
Find out more about the Specialist Palliative Care service.
Acute Liaison Service and Psychiatry for Older Persons
A compassionate and non-judgemental service for patients aged 65 years and over, who are experiencing mental health problems, whilst receiving treatment for their physical health within Kettering and Northampton general hospital. Advice and support is also available for family and carers of the patient.
Find out more about the Acute Liaison Service.
AgeUK Information and Advice Service
Age UK Northamptonshire is a local independent charity that cares for older people in Northamptonshire.
Call 01604 611207 to speak to an advisor on Wednesday or Thursday between 9am and 12pm, or leave a message on 01604 611200 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Find out more about the Information and Advice Service.
Older People's Inpatient Acute
Offering a range of services to support older people needing acute inpatient treatment, for a period of assessment and treatment with mental health problems and dementia.
Find out more about the Older People's Inpatient Acute service.
Supporting Independence Programme
A free countywide service offering support for older people. This service is provided by Public Health Northamptonshire, helping you achieve a better quality of life.
Visit the Supporting Independence Programme page to find out more information.
Older Adults Community Services
The Older Adults Community Mental Health Team (OACMHT) offer health services in the community of Northamptonshire for older people. This service can offer assessments and treatment to older people with mental health problems and dementia.
Find out more about the Older Adults Community Services.
A Christian domestic abuse charity based in Northamptonshire, committed to transforming lives affected by domestic abuse. Eve provide a safe place in their refuge for women and their children who have escaped from domestic abuse, and also provide domestic abuse recovery programme.
Find out more on the Eve website.
Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service
A non-judgemental, friendly and practical support service, offered to anyone affected by domestic abuse in Northamptonshire.
Call the helpline on 0300 012 0154 open 24/7, send an email to [email protected] or visit the NDAS website for more information.
A service that works closely with Voice to provide non-judgemental specialist support to victims of domestic abuse.
Call 01604 888211 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, email [email protected] or visit the Voice Northants website for more information.
Serenity Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
A confidential service for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted, offering you and your family practical help and emotional support, including what you want to do next and support you in your choices. You don't need to be referred - it is up to you.
Call 01604 601713 24/7 for urgent support and advice. Find out more about the SARC service.
Northamptonshire Rape Crisis
An independent charity that supports people who have been sexually abused, assaulted or raped. The team offer specialist, independent and confidential help and support for both men and women, also offering a women and girls only safe space.
For more information about this service, visit the Northamptonshire Rape Crisis website.
Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team
A service that identifies child and adult offenders with mental health problems, learning disabilities, substance problems or other vulnerabilities when they first meet the criminal justice system. The aim is to improve health, reduce re-offending and identify vulnerable people earlier to reduce the likelihood of reaching a crisis-point.
Find out more about the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team.
Last updated 20 February 2023