• Supporting individuals and teams, building connections and community
  • Information and resources

Information on other organisations which you can access for support

There are many services available that you can access directly, either by phone or email. A list of these services can be viewed by clicking the boxes below, where you will find a brief description of what the service offers as well as how to contact them.

Please remember, if you are a NHS colleagues that works for a local organisation, including Northampton General Hospital, Kettering General Hospital and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, that you can access wellbeing and other support via your employer too by clicking on the tab below or by visiting your organisation’s intranet for more information on this.

Stronger Together works in partnership with a number of the services listed, but is not responsible for these services. We are keen to get your input in developing this resource, so please do email us at Stronger.Together@nhft.com if you want to let us know about a service which is not included, or to make a recommendation or raise a concern.

Video resources

There are a number of video resources available which you can access by clicking the link here. The videos are available for you to access in your own time, from the comfort of your own home or on your lunch break at work! Having these resources available online, means you can access them at a time that suits you, and can go back to them whenever you have the time to do so.

Countywide and national NHS services
Internal organisation support for NHS colleagues
Services for professional groups
Council and local authority
Charities
Third Sector

Or you can select a service by type, simply click on the boxes below.

Please check who the the support resource is for. Many of these are for all health and social care staff, but some are for specific groups such as nurses or GPs or they may be organisation specific.

  • Nurse Lifeline 0808 801 0455
    For nursing staff specialised support service
  • Frontline NHS see website
    For all NHS and frontline staff – Psychological support with a qualified professional
  • Health and Social Care Staff Support Line0800 069 6222
    For all health and social care staff
  • Samaritans 0800 069 6222 (NHS staff 7am – 11pm) or the general public 116 123
    For all NHS staff
    – Use the special NHS number or the general number
  • Shout – Text “SHOUT” to 85258
    For anyone –
    a free anonymous text message service
  • Rethink 0808 801 0525
    For anyone –
    Mental health networks and services 
  • Carers UK –  0808 808 7777
    For anyone
    – Support if you are looking after a family member 
  • Cruse 0808 808 1677
    For anyone
    – Assisting people to cope with grief and bereavement
  • Marie Curie 0800 090 2309
    For anyone –
    Care and support through terminal illness
  • Hospice UK – (see Our Frontline) – 0300 303 4434
    For all NHS staff – 24/7 mental health and bereavement service for frontline workers
  • Relate0300 003 0396
    For anyone
    – Relationship support counselling
  • Health Assured 0844 891 0355
    For all staff
    –  (you need to state who you are emplyed by) 24/7 counselling, legal and information line 
  • WeCare Cafė – Open Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) 9am to 4.30pm. Located in PWEC.
    For all KGH staff – Space to take a break away from your department/area and get a drink. Contact 07970 042 450 or kgh-tr.Mindfulness@nhs.net
  • Open Office –  Located opposite Costa Coffee near main reception/next to MAU.
    For all KGH staff – A drop-in listening service open 7 days a week (10am-12pm and 2-4pm). Contact Ext. 3231 or kgh-tr.Mindfulness@nhs.net
  • Doctors Support Network (DSN) – See website
    For doctors and medical students – A support network for people with with mental health concerns
  • Health and Wellbeing Manager – 01604 545373 (you will need to be able to access the NGH intranet to click on the link)
    For all colleagues of NHG – Support, advice and signposting for staff general health and wellbeing
  • Women’s Aid08082 000 247 or 07879 844 451
    For women and children anywhere in the UK  –
    24 hour emergency refuge and support
  • Sunflower Centre – 01604 888211
    For anyone living in Northamptonshire –
    Support and advice services to high risk male and female victims of domestic abuse
  • NHS Practitioner Health0300 0303 300
    For doctors, dentists and retired GPs returning to practice. Free specialised mental health wellbeing and treatment service
  • Doctors in Distress  – 07593 531 888
    For all healthcare workers – Confidential facilitated groups and an opportunity to give and get peer-to-peer support in reducing stress and burnout
  • Disabled Doctors NetworkSee website
    For doctors and medical students living with chronic illness and/or disability
  • DocHealth020 7383 6533 
    For all doctors in the UK. A confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors to explore professional or personal difficulties with a senior clinician
  • Medical Womens Federation020 7387 7765
    For all women doctors and those who idenitfy as trans and gender diverse –Improving working conditions, offering support and networking opportunities
  • Changing Minds IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Service – see website
    For anyone aged 17 and half and over registered with a GP in Northamptonshire
  • Integrated Response Hub0800 448 0828
    For anyone living in Northamptonshire –
    24/7 mental health support available weekdays and over weekends
  • Looking after you too See website
    For NHS staff working in primary care
    – individual coaching sessions to discuss an area of your wellbeing
  • NGH Psychology Serviceod@ngh.nhs.uk
    For any colleagues employed by NGH –
    Psychologist led, in-house talking therapy service
  • NHFT spiritual wellebeing serviceSee website 
    For all staff of any faith working at NHFT – Support to help make sense of experiences which incorporates mind, body soul and spirit
  • Sue RyderAccess online bereavement support here 
    For anyone in the UK –
    Palliative, neurological and bereavement support
  • Blue Cross 0800 096 6606
    For anyone –
    Free and confidential pet bereavement and pet loss support
  • Cruse – 0808 808 1677
    For anyone
     – Assisting people to cope with grief and bereavement
  • Marie Curie – 0800 090 2309
    For anyone – 
    Care and support through terminal illness

NHFT staff:

  • NHFT BAME Staff Network –BAMENetwork@nhft.nhs.uk 
    For all NHFT staff –
    Support network for Black, Asian and Minority ethnic staff and allies.
  • Working Carers Networkworkingcarersnetwork@nhft.nhs.uk
    For all NHFT colleagues – Support for staff who have a relative affected by COVID, or who have died
  • LGBTQ+ Network –  LGBT.Network@nhft.nhs.uk
  • For all NHFT colleagues – Support network for LGBTQI+ staff and allies

KGH staff:

  • KGH BAME and EDI Network07813 363 631 (Please text the number requesting to be added to this KGH staff support WhatsApp group) or email kgh-tr.bamenetwork@nhs.net
    For all KGH staff – Support network for Black, Asian and Minority ethnic staff and allies.
  • KGH Overseas Nursing Network07813 363 518 (Please text the number requesting to be added to this KGH staff support WhatsApp group) or email kgh-tr.Overseas@nhs.net
    For all KGH staff – Support network for overseas nursing staff
  • KGH DisAbility Network07813 363 542 (Please text the number requesting to be added to this KGH staff support WhatsApp group) or email kgh-tr.dis.ability@nhs.net
    For all KGH staff 
  • Young Peer Support Network07977 326 769 (Please text the number requesting to be added to this KGH staff support WhatsApp group) or email kgh-tr.youngpeer@nhs.net
    For all KGH staff
  • Gender Equality Network07974 598 792 (Please text the number requesting to be added to this KGH staff support WhatsApp group) or email kgh-tr.genderequality@nhs.net
    For all KGH staff 
  • LGBTQI+ Network07813 363 629 (Please text the number requesting to be added to this KGH staff support WhatsApp group) or email kgh-tr.lgbtq@nhs.net
    For all KGH staff
  • Community Law Services01604 621038
    For anyone living in Northamptonshire –
    Social welfare advice and support
  • Citizens Advice Bureau – 0800 144 8848 
    For anyone in the UK – Free specialist advice on a wide range of topics including benefits, emplyment and housing
  • Remploy – 0300 456 8110
    For anyone in the UK
    – Free and confidential support service to help people with mental health or disability needs to remain, or return to, their role
  • Unison0800 0857 857 
    For members of Unison – Unison-led support and counselling and welfare support
  • NHS England National GP Retention Scheme0121 695 2409
    For Doctors –
    Financial and educational support scheme if you are seriously considering leaving pratice due to caring, health or flexible working reasons
  • Change, grow, live 0808 169 8512 or 01604 211 304
    For anyone living in Northamptonshire –
    Substance to Solution service to support
  • Bridge 07506 141 829
    For anyone in the UK – Peer support project which links volunteers who have recovered from alcohol and/or drug misuse
  • Al-Anon – 0800 0086 811
    For anyone in the UK –
    Support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking
  • Sick Doctors Trust 0370 444 5163 
    For Doctors Dentists and Medical Students – Support if you are concerned about your use of drugs or alcohol
  • NorPip – (Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership) – 01604 924 735
    For anyone living in Northamptonshire – Supporting parents to be and parents with children under two to form stable relationships
  • Skills for Care 0113 241 1260
    For registered Managers – Networks to join, webinars and training

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