Health and wellbeing

Libraries provide health information and wellbeing advisors offer advice on health issues including weight loss and quitting smoking. We also have a variety of events for all ages providing a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends in our community hubs.​

Northamptonshire health services

NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group

​Responsible for designing local health services by commissioning (or buying) health and care services for people living in the Corby area.

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group

​Responsible for designing local health services by commissioning (or buying) health and care services for people living in the Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough areas.

Northampton General Hospital

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust provides general acute services for a population of 380,000 and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living throughout whole of Northamptonshire, a population of 692,000. The Trust is also an accredited cancer centre and provides cancer services to a wider population of 880,000 who live in Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

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National health and disability resources

Change4life

​NHS website, which encourages people to eat well and move more to help them live longer.

Department of health

​Leads, shapes and funds health and care in England.

Easy health

​Health information in plain English with additional pictures and symbols.  Designed for people with learning disabilities to understand their health.

Frank

​Information about drugs for young people, their friends and families. 

Learn My Way: cancer support

​Information on cancer and the support available to people with cancer and also their families.

Macmillan cancer support

​Support and information for people living with and after cancer.

Mencap

​Support for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

NHS Choices

​Gateway to medical advice, healthy living and finding NHS services.

NHS England

​The main aim of NHS England is to improve the health outcomes for people in England.

NHS Start4life

​Healthy tips and advice for pregnant women, new mums, dads-to-be, friends and family.

Patient

​Written by GPs, this site gives factsheets and patient experiences on a wide range of medical conditions.

talkhealth

talkhealth is a team of like-minded individuals, who are keen to provide the latest health information and support that is currently available, offering interactivity between health professionals, charities and fellow patients and their carers'.

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Northamptonshire health and disability resources

Age UK Northamptonshire

​Information, advice and support for enable older people.

Better caring

​Advice and information about care homes in your area.

Deafconnect

​Local organisation for deaf and hearing impaired people.

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

Local organisation for blind and partially sighted people.
Online referral form to give details of person in need of services and support.

Northamptonshire carers

​Help and support for anyone providing unpaid care to a friend or family member.

Northamptonshire Centre for independent living

​Supporting disabled people and carers across Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Learning Disability Partnership Board

​Aims to make Northamptonshire a better place to live for people with learning disabilities.

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Mental health and wellbeing resources

Alzheimer’s society: talking point

Alzheimer's Society's online community for anyone affected by dementia. Ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.

Ask Normen

​Information and support for anyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Northamptonshire. Including the Interactive Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Guidance Tool.

CAMHS Live

​CAMHS Live is an NHS service for children and young people enabling online conversation without judgement, to understand your worries, questions or issues. They can support you to find the right kind of help you need and help you access it in the best way for you.

Changing Minds Centre

​Information and services to help people living in Northamptonshire to improve their mental wellbeing.

Counselling directory

​Find a professional counsellor or psychotherapist near you. Also information, articles, news and events.

Learn2B

​Provided by Northamptonshire County Council's Adult Learning Service, Learn2B courses are free of charge to anyone who is currently experiencing any form of mental health distress.

Living Life to the Full

​An online course to help you regain control of your life.

Mental Health Foundation

​Information and advice on getting help with a variety of mental health issues.

Mind

​Information and advice on mental health issues.

MoodGym

​Online course to help people with depression.

Papyrus

We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.

Talk Out Loud

​Website provided by the Northamptonshire Mental Health Stigma Programme to encourage awareness of the mental health needs of young people.

The Lowdown

​Free and confidential counselling, information and support services to 12-25 year olds.

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