Welcome to ASK NORMEN, the Northamptonshire Mental Health Gateway

This site is for everyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Northamptonshire.

We want to make sure that parents, professionals and other people working with children and young people are aware of local services, training and support materials. The Service Directory will allow you to search for services offered in your area dependent on your needs. The Document Library has a number of resources and toolkits to help you ranging from practical guidance on supporting needs, policies, academic papers etc. And the News area should be a place to keep you up to date with local, national and international news relating to emotional wellbeing and mental health.

NORMEN will help you to find further information and support – Just ask NORMEN.


New Interactive Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Guidance Tool

Visit our new guidance for professionals and parents to access multi agency pathways, guidance and information to support children and young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Thank you to all our colleagues who helped to make this happen, but special thanks in no particular order! go to:

Cath Kitchen - Head Teacher Hospital and Outreach Education.

David Loyd-Hearn-Children and Young People Commissioning Manager Emotional Health and Wellbeing NHS Nene & Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Caroline NealePolicy and Projects Officer Commissioning and Strategy Team Children, Families and Education- Northamptonshire County Council.

Anne Wakeling - Manager Information Advice and Support Service for SEND in Northamptonshire.

Richard Ward Integrated Services Manager Children, Families and Education Directorate Northamptonshire County Council Northampton.

Cazz BroxtonAdvanced Nurse Practitioner,Team Lead ,CAMHS Community Early InterventionTeam

Hilary King - Children's Social Care Practice Manager.

Karina Bhardwaj -Senior Practitioner NCC Early Help and Prevention Team.

Jo Roberts - Early Help Co-ordinator, Kettering and Corby.

John Fardon - Education Entitlement Officer - Mental Health, NCC.

Jan Pawlikowski - Mental Health Clinician.

Mike Shelton - Digital Improvement Officer, NCC.

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Our Ask Normen Search Tool will help you to find information contained within this site on services, organisations and support available in Northamptonshire, together with useful documents & downloads and any pages related to your search term. Simply type a word or phrase into our keyword search and then use the sliding bar and drop down menus to refine your search by age range or location. 

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Self harming is on the increase across the UK. If you are experiencing problems with self harm, know someone who is, or you are a professional that needs some help and advice because you feel someone you know is self harming, then visit our page where there is lots of help and advice to guide you.

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