In the latest edition of the Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Pod Squad podcast, we take an in-depth look at the range of services on offer across the county to support local people with their mental health.

Adam Smith, assistant director at NHFT for the crisis pathway, and Corby GP Dr Nathan Spencer join us to talk about the importance of mental health to our overall health and wellbeing, and to discuss how attitudes towards mental health have changed for the better in recent times.

In Episode 5, we explore how Crisis Cafés, Crisis Houses and the Changing Minds IAPT service are giving people new ways to seek help to manage their mental health – and how specialist mental  health teams are working closely with police, local authorities and in our acute hospitals to provide the support people need in a range of different settings when they need it most. We also look ahead to the forthcoming launch of Northamptonshire’s brand new Integrated Response Hub, which will act as a single point of access for people looking for mental health support.

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