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We offer accessible, high quality and confidential support from experienced clinical and counselling psychologists, and help with signposting to the wide range of services and resources available in the county

Stronger Together is here to provide support to health and social care staff in Northamptonshire in response to the intense pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

We are grateful to NHS Charities and NHS England who have generously provided funding for our service.

The support we offer consists of a space to explore an area of concern away from busy work pressures, to make sense of what is going on and think together about best next steps. You can get in touch to talk about something you are concerned about for yourself, or on behalf of someone else – a work colleague or member of your family. We offer support to teams as well as individuals, so do contact us to speak about a concern within your team or service. You can do this either on your own or with a colleague.

Our support service is here for ALL our colleagues, whatever your role in your organisation and whether you are directly involved or not in clinical or care work. This support is available to ALL.

The burden of responsibility on leaders at the moment is very great; we invite senior colleagues to get in touch to share concerns, either about themselves or others, and we can help to arrange out-of-county support if this would be more comfortable for the individual.

We understand colleagues’ need for a safe, private space to share worries and concerns, and the support we offer is entirely confidential. Stronger Together is separate from clinical services and use of our service does not go down on an individual’s health record.

There is already a great deal of support available across statutory, third and voluntary sectors in Northamptonshire. Stronger Together will work closely and collaboratively with partner organisations, offering help with gaining access to existing provision, identifying gaps and developing services where possible. We encourage you to get in touch with us if you are involved in developing a provision or service which we should know about.

Accessing the service

To get in touch with the service, please download the Stronger Together Access Form and email the completed form to: stronger.together@nhft.nhs.uk

Please watch this space for our online referral form which is coming soon!

We will respond promptly to your contact and aim to offer a first appointment within a fortnight, however if an urgent need is identified and/or requested, we endeavour to make contact within a week.

We are a confidential service and use of our support will not go down on your health record.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors; NHS Charities and NHS England, for providing us with the funds to make this bespoke service for our colleagues possible.

Along with our sponsors, the service is made up of organisational colleagues from Kettering General Hospital, Northampton General Hospital and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.