Supporting mental health in Northamptonshire
Over the course of their lifetime, one in four people will experience mental ill health – that’s more than 185,500 people in Northamptonshire alone.
It’s currently too early to know the full mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic but it is undoubtably affecting people and services, meaning this number is certainly expected to increase.
What we do know about mental health is:
- Good mental health improves people’s lives, increases their life chances and impacts positively on families and communities
- Mental health doesn’t only impact on the individual – but also those around them
- Prevention of, and recovery from, mental ill health relies on people having hope, control and opportunity in their lives
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is our NHS mental health care provider. The trust works closely with service users and carers, mental health care providers and practitioners in the voluntary and community sectors, as well as with other providers of secure and community mental health care in the county and the region.