Good mental health and wellbeing is important in order to feel good about yourself, to get the most out of your life and to feel connected to others. It is about doing everything we can to effectively manage our thoughts, feelings and actions in a way that helps us function in our day-to-day lives.
Public Health Northamptonshire offer a range of free support services to help you make changes in your life, to improve your mental health and wellbeing and help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
Learn2b – a range of free courses open to anyone who has experienced mental health concerns.
Changing Minds IAPT: This service is for anyone over 17 and a half, living in Northamptonshire and experiencing mild to moderate depression and/or an anxiety disorder. Staff will assess your needs and then, with you, identify the best ways to support your mental health and wellbeing. This could be via group work, online cognitive behavioural therapy, online wellbeing groups or face to face support.
Northamptonshire Age-UK – getting older is tough enough, we leave work and sadly, we lose friends and partners. Managing that change and keeping our emotional wellbeing healthy is difficult but Northamptonshire Age-UK has the experience and knowledge to help. The organisation provide information and advice on a wide range of services including financial advice, support groups and access to other services.
Wellbeing Navigators Northamptonshire
As part of the mental health Northamptonshire collaborative (MHNC) our mental health navigation team provides support in the community to help people improve their general wellbeing. Our service is designed for people experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing, living conditions and physical health.
Our countywide service is delivered in partnership with Mind.
This service is available to adults aged 18 years and over. Referrals are received from GP’s, primary care liaison workers, secondary professional services, as well as self-referrals direct to the team.
For those who have accessed the service there is a fast track process for further support.
Northampton and District Mind works to promote and support good mental health within the areas of Northampton, Daventry, Brackley, Towcester and South Northants.
Northampton and District Mind is committed to achieving and sustaining a high level of quality in its service provision and has been awarded the highest level of the Mind Quality Management assessment.
This quality mark, endorsed by the Charity Commission, means that we have demonstrated what we do, and how we do it, meets the highest standards.
The organisation is also committed to working within the agreed codes of practice for social care workers and employers of social care workers, as developed by the General Social Care Council (GSCC), and standards set by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
All of our services are underpinned by a ‘stay well in their own communities’ value-base of promoting social inclusion and individual development, progression and recovery to aid individuals to live independently and stay well in their own community.