Supporting parental mental health
IAPT have produced a useful leaflet around supporting adult mental health. Their services include being offered talking therapies, groups, computerised cognitive behavioural therapy, online wellbeing groups, telephone or face to face support. Therapeutic work takes place in GP surgeries and other suitable facilities throughout the county, and they offer workshops and webinars out of hours or during the weekend.
Who is this service for? Anyone aged 17 and half and over registered with a GP in Northamptonshire.
How to access this service: Access the service by calling 0300 999 1616 (9 to 5 weekdays) or by filling in the online form by visiting
Parents and carers.
Parents or carers should approach their child/children’s class teacher if they have any mental health concerns. This will be cascaded to the Mental Health Leader for assessment. In addition to offering universal support within school, we may also discuss with you additional support mechanisms available to you from the following agencies:
- School Nursing Service Northampton (providing links to support parent/ Carers)
- CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
- Referral management centre
- Mental Health First Aider
- Counselling support
Mind Northamptonshire New Courses
This group is an online peer support group for parents with children of any age. Join to find some help and support with some of the challenges of parenting, some adult conversation or just a general chat. To register your interest please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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How to get support:
National Freephone Helpline*: 08088 020 021 (open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)
ASK email support: email@example.com
Crisis Messenger: Text WW to 85258 (available 24/7)
Online chat: click here (available 12-4pm, Wednesdays and Fridays)
*In order to protect our staff, our Helpline is currently operating a remote service. Please leave a message on our voicemail with your first name and a contact number (with area code) and a Helpline Practitioner will call you back from a withheld number as soon as possible