Specialist Perinatal Mental Health team GP training event

The number of women experiencing perinatal mental illness is increasing, with research showing up to 20% of women developing a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. Perinatal mental health covers a wide range of conditions and if left untreated mental health issues can have significant and long-lasting effects [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:11:03+00:00March 11th, 2020|Maternity, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Crisis Cafés reach out to young people and homeless people in new mental health pilot projects

Mental health organisations in Northamptonshire have partnered up to launch two new pilot projects to expand the scope of a successful mental health service to new sections of our community. In the last edition of Partnership Update, we brought you news of how Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the mental health charity Mind [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:09:41+00:00March 11th, 2020|Children and young people, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Latest Pod Squad podcast focuses on mental health services

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 [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:09:57+00:00March 11th, 2020|Communications, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Local services support better mental health and wellbeing

People in Northamptonshire are being helped to manage their mental health and wellbeing thanks to the provision of specialised support services across the county. Local organisations are working together through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s Mental Health Transformation Board to improve access to mental health services – and a number of services are available [...]

By |2020-02-06T09:04:34+00:00February 6th, 2020|Mental health, News|0 Comments

Funding award secures expansion for Northamptonshire’s perinatal mental health services

More women across Northamptonshire will get help to manage mental health conditions during and after pregnancy – thanks to the expansion of a successful service. Northamptonshire Maternity Services’ perinatal mental health team provides assessment, treatment and support for pregnant women and new mums who are experiencing or at increased risk of moderate or severe mental [...]

By |2019-10-09T13:29:13+01:00October 10th, 2019|Maternity, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Have you pledged to prioritise your mental wellbeing?

If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to join NHCP’s #mywellbeingpledge campaign, why not make today the day you commit to prioritising your mental wellbeing? Individuals and organisations across the county are signing up to take the first steps to a healthy mind by treating their mental wellbeing in the same way they would their [...]

By |2019-06-06T10:33:03+01:00June 6th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, Mental health, News|0 Comments

My mental wellbeing pledge – taking the first step to a healthy mind

It is common for people to take steps to maintain their physical health, whether it is exercise, healthy eating or simply brushing their teeth. Likewise, when people are feeling physically unwell or under the weather they go to their local pharmacy, GP, or call NHS 111. However, often people do not give the same [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:19:36+01:00May 13th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Depression treatment guidelines set out pathway towards better care

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is one of the treatments available locally for people with depression who do not respond to antidepressants Clinical leaders in Northamptonshire have published new treatment guidelines designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people with depression. The new depression pathway draws on the latest evidence around safe and effective [...]

Conversations on mental health and our BME communities

Left to right: Dr Sunil Sthanakiya, Dr Abdullah Mia, Abdul Choudhury, Gordon King, Tendai Ndongwe and Steve Gilbert. In February, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) hosted its inaugural Mental Health and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities conference. Keynote speakers at the event talked about shaping services for the future for BME communities, improving [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:56:05+01:00March 4th, 2019|Mental health, News|0 Comments
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