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Your views are important as new Autism website is...

Your views are important as new Autism website is planned for Northamptonshire

As part of the county wide autism champion’s work, we are looking to create a website to support people with an interest in... Read More
General 15th Nov 2018
Schools set to ‘Talk out Loud’ about  drugs and...

Schools set to ‘Talk out Loud’ about drugs and mental health

Buzzed Drama to premiere at Northampton College A powerful and thought provoking play, called ‘The Buzzed’ looking at... Read More
General 07th Nov 2018

Parent Info examines when to let your teen become independent online

Addicted to social media – or just teens being teens?   Does being a good parent mean you have to know everything... Read More
General 19th Jul 2018

iDID Summer sessions: Outdoor Team building.

  iDID SUMMER SESSION: WATERSPORTS iDID Adventure is an award-winning social organisation promoting the positive use of adventure... Read More
General 17th Jul 2018

One in Ten UK children aged 13-18 is gambling online

'One in ten UK children aged 13-18 is gambling online' Parent Zone's skin gambling... Read More
General 03rd Jul 2018

Northamptonshire Police Time2Listen consultation results are in.

Hi Everyone, Firstly we at OPCC wanted to thank you for all your support with our Time2Listen consultation and we thought you may... Read More
General 22nd Jun 2018

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

The East Midlands Clinical Network is facilitating two events this summer to involve school staff and pupils in co-creating ideas... Read More
General 19th Jun 2018

Conference - Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS Following on from the success of the TaMHS Conference 2017, we are pleased to announce... Read More
General 29th May 2018

Building a child’s digital resilience

See tips to help children become more digitally savvy and get the best out of their online world at internetmatters.org. What are... Read More
General 21st May 2018

Help your child beat exam stress

Help your child beat exam stress Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for children and young people and... Read More
For Parents & Carers 04th May 2018

The latest Protective Behaviours Training Courses in Northampton.

  Protective Behaviours in Practice A practical and down to earth approach to personal safety that develops self-awareness... Read More
For Professionals 16th Apr 2018

Have you heard about Crisis Cafe's?

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the Local Mind group, are working together to offer Crisis Café... Read More
General 29th Mar 2018

Wellbeing event Moulton Community Centre

We would like to invite you to our Health & Wellbeing Event for All  at our brand new Moulton Community Centre, Reedings... Read More
General 05th Mar 2018

Calling all professionals - Summer Workshop • Building Resilient Children

Translating the Neuroscience Behind Emotional Wellbeing The Three Swans Hotel, 21 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire... Read More
General 20th Feb 2018

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commission are three quarters through time2listen consultation- Have your say!

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commission are three quarters through our time2listen consultation. The consultation aims to... Read More
General 14th Feb 2018

Things to do in Northamptonshire for half term week

  It's a well known fact that getting out and about improves your mood and sense of wellbeing. So on this half term holiday... Read More
General 12th Feb 2018

Children's Mental Health Week - 5-11 February 2018

This Children’s Mental Health Week, we’re encouraging children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness.... Read More
General 05th Feb 2018

It's Time to Talk Day

Today is Time to Talk Day. It’s a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives... Read More
General 01st Feb 2018

Blue Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...............

It was Blue Monday yesterday, ‘the most difficult day of the year’ but for some people, they may feel blue everyday... Read More
General 16th Jan 2018

Are you aware of Nightline? a listening, emotional support service run by students for students.

Nightline is a listening, emotional support, information and supplies service, run by students for students. Nightlines are open at... Read More
General 09th Jan 2018

Mental health care remains public's top 2018 priority

Mental health care is the public’s number one issue that it wants policy makers to focus on for 2018, say Healthwatch.... Read More
General 03rd Jan 2018

Survey for the Northamptonshire Mental Health Stigma Programme.

Aged 14 - 21 and from Northamptonshire?   Here at the Northamptonshire Mental Health Stigma Programme we want to find out about... Read More
General 18th Dec 2017

Defining Outcomes that matter in Mental Health

Invitation to attend a workshop and help us define outcomes that matter in Mental Health. As a local system we have spent a... Read More
General 13th Dec 2017

Support at Christmas - Tips from MIND

Christmas can be a joyful time of year. A chance to see family and friends, exchange gifts and have some fun. But it can also be a... Read More
General 05th Dec 2017

Alternative Referral Services available for children and young people in distress (CAMHS)

Alternative Referral Services available for children and young people in distress (CAMHS) The below link provides a table with information... Read More
General 01st Dec 2017

Invitation for Professionals to attend an Al-Anon Family Group Meeting in Northampton during Alcohol Awareness Week - 13-19th November 2017.

Hope for Families and Friends of Alcoholics   During Alcohol Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017), the theme of which is &lsquo... Read More
General 13th Nov 2017

1-day Mental Health First Aid for Schools/ Colleges course

Pacesetter Wellbeing Limited are running the 1-day Mental Health First Aid for Schools/ Colleges course at The Bee Hive in Kingsthorpe... Read More
General 03rd Nov 2017

Time2Listen - Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Stephen Mold launches Time2Listen consultation The Time2Listen consultation has been set-up to hear your views of how the police... Read More
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FAMILY SAFETY AND WELLBEING EVENT at MOULTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

We are holding a Family Safety and Wellbeing event on Tuesday 10th October, 2.30-4.30 - it would be great if you are able to join... Read More
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Patient survey for the Northamptonshire pharmaceutical needs assessment

We are inviting you to tell us about pharmacy services in your area. The services we are looking at include local services that you... Read More
General 18th Sep 2017

Park campus prepares for Northampton’s first ‘death café’ this Halloween

Northampton residents will be able to confront a few social taboos over tea and cake as the town hosts its first ever ‘Death... Read More
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The BBC Inside Out programme are looking to recruit a family, one of whom will have a disability, to help them with a programme about becoming more active.

The BBC Inside Out programme are looking to recruit a family, one of whom will have a disability, to help them with a programme about... Read More
General 05th Sep 2017

Sunday 24th September, Oundle School are inviting disabled people, their families, carers and organizations who support them to their bi-annual ‘Have a Go’ day.

On Sunday 24th September, Oundle School are inviting disabled people, their families, carers and organizations who support them to... Read More
General 05th Sep 2017

English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) issue a new resource!

Today, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) reveals a new resource to support those who are new to sport or want... Read More
General 25th Aug 2017

Wake boarding - A fully funded female empowerment programme for girls ages 14-18 years.

Following the success of our Climbing Minds programme, I’m absolutely delighted to let you know we are now piloting a fully... Read More
For Children & Young People 10th Aug 2017

TARGET Project at Service Six

TARGET -Targeting And Reducing Grooming, Exploitation & Trading Of Children & Young People Online... Read More
General 03rd Aug 2017

New Action to Promote LGBT Equality

The Government announces new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender and launches a nationwide LGBT... Read More
General 24th Jul 2017

Commissioning 0-19 years Public Health Nursing Services Consultation

Northamptonshire County Council is responsible for making sure that all children (aged 0-19) are safe, as healthy as they can, and... Read More
General 20th Jul 2017

Parent Info -Five tips for starting a new school

Article by http://parentinfo.org/article/five-tips-for-starting-a-new-school   Starting at a new school is one of the... Read More
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I'm still me - A conference tackling homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in Northamptonshire schools.

A recent conference held in Northamptonshire, tackled the subject of LGBTQ Anti Bullying for Northamptonshire with a number of speakers... Read More
General 19th Jun 2017

East Midlands Heath and Justice and Community Forensic CAMHS Stakeholder Event on 28th June 2017

We are holding a Heath and Justice and Community Forensic CAMHS Stakeholder Event on  28th June 2017 which is open to all... Read More
General 09th Jun 2017

Protective Behaviours Training now open for bookings!

  A practical and down to earth approach to personal safety that develops self-awareness and well-being.   Spaces still... Read More
General 08th Jun 2017
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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 12 -16 June 2017!

The UKs inaugural infant mental health awareness week which was launched on the 6th June 2016 continues to open up the conversation... Read More
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Early Booking - TaMHS Conference October 9th

Behaviour - Mental Health - 2 Sides of the Same Coin Mental Health in all our schools! If you would like to develop provision... Read More
General 08th May 2017

Boys and body image: it’s (not) different for girls

From Parent Info Body image issues in children and young people have traditionally been thought more likely to affect girls... Read More
General 28th Apr 2017

NHS Nene CCG is to launch the Communication and Engagement Strategy - Patient representatives needed!

NHS Nene CCG is to launch the Communication and Engagement Strategy and recognises good engagement as being integral to the success... Read More
General 27th Apr 2017

London Marathon 2017: Inspirational stories beating mental health from the start line

  FROM THE BBC WEBSITE  Mike and Linda Kiff   When Mike Kiff sustained a serious shoulder injury while on tour... Read More
General 21st Apr 2017

This Google executive says he has the secret to happiness,

This Google executive says he has the secret to happiness, a discovery he says was tested when his young son died suddenly on holiday... Read More
General 18th Apr 2017

Mental health advice - Crisis contacts

Who to contact if you need urgent support in a crisis Information from Rethink Mental illness  We are the largest voluntary... Read More
General 13th Apr 2017

Things To Do & Days Out In Northamptonshire -Get active for mental wellbeing

Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. We... Read More
General 11th Apr 2017

Has Your School Seen Kayleigh's Love Story Yet?

Has your school seen Kayleigh's Love Story yet?    Most of you will now have heard about Kayleigh's Love Story, a short... Read More
General 05th Apr 2017

Future in Mind Achievements in 2016/17 & Plan for 2017/18

Development of AskNormen Website  Work has commenced on the AskNormen website to enable this to be central to communications... Read More
General 31st Mar 2017

Its Transgender Day on Friday 31st March

Its Transgender Day on Friday 31st March. Nearly half of Transgender Young People have attempted suicide. Poor mental health... Read More
General 30th Mar 2017

Applications are now open for the British Youth Council’s sixth Youth Select Committee

Applications are now open for the British Youth Council’s sixth Youth Select Committee. The topic for the 2017 Youth Select... Read More
General 25th Mar 2017

Sign up for FREE PSHE Association-approved resources for schools

  5 video games parents should know about   Difficult conversations Helping children cope with media coverage of... Read More
General 23rd Mar 2017

Dove Self-Esteem Project from Parent Zone

Parent Zone is delighted to be working with Dove on its acclaimed Self-Esteem Project. The project has already helped over... Read More
General 15th Mar 2017

FREE Advocacy Workshop Northampton

Stop Press – Free Advocacy Workshop Northampton VCS Forum – Wed 8th March, 10am – 12pm The Deco, Abington... Read More
General 27th Feb 2017

The Government has responded to the petition – “Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools.”.

The Government has responded to the petition – “Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools... Read More
General 24th Feb 2017

‘What About Me?’ What might attachment support look like during a school day?

‘What About Me?’ What might attachment support look like during a school day?   LOUISE BOMBER TRAINING DAY &... Read More
General 06th Feb 2017

Young Adult Carers Workshops

Dates Next Steps: 15th February Employment, Education and Training:  28th February Look after someone?Join us to learn... Read More
General 01st Feb 2017

Survey by NCC re proposals for charging for care - Closes 1st Feb!

You may want to be aware there is survey by Northamptonshire County Councils re proposals for charging for care ( closes 1st&... Read More
General 30th Jan 2017

FREE Workshop- Introduction to Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Free workshop that VIN are offering which is an introduction to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter. The Charter gives employers... Read More
General 27th Jan 2017

TaMHS programme in schools doing some excellent work!

Havelock Infant School have been engaging with the TaMHS Programme. Look at their Wellbeing Wheels now in place to help their children... Read More
General 25th Jan 2017

Invaluable Attachment Support training for professionals, educational staff and parents

Adoptionplus is an adoption agency based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. We offer an adoption placement service, specialist adoption... Read More
General 23rd Jan 2017

Nene CCG invite you to help to review ways they engage and communicate with patients, the public and local community groups

    Nene CCG are reviewing the ways in which we engage and communicate with patients, the public and local community groups... Read More
General 18th Jan 2017

Update: National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England published

The Department of Health has published its latest update on the National Suicide prevention Strategy HERE. Professor Louis Appleby... Read More
General 17th Jan 2017

Stop the charge VICTORY: PM to end 'unfair' GP charges for mental health debt forms

The 'unfair' practice of NHS doctors charging people with mental health problems up to £150 to fill in a crucial debt help form... Read More
General 12th Jan 2017

Fitness apps – a cause for concern in young people?

Advice on how to recognise the signs if you are concerned that your child is taking their use of fitness apps too far. &... Read More
General 09th Jan 2017

NSUN recruiting new Trustees -Are you someone who has had experience of mental distress and/or using mental health services? Are you interested in being a Trustee with a unique charity?

NSUN recruiting new Trustees http://www.nsun.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/trustee-recruitment/   Are you someone who has had... Read More
General 23rd Dec 2016

Socialise safely this Christmas

As Christmas creeps closer, most people will have at least one festive celebration planned in their calendar. The joint Prevention... Read More
General 20th Dec 2016

Healthcare professionals call for more mental health support in pregnancy

A leading maternal health campaigner and Northampton charity has called for maternal mental health checks to become a fundamental... Read More
General 13th Dec 2016

Mental Health & Debt

We all know that as Christmas approaches, many are worried about how they are going to afford Christmas, as well as paying the usual... Read More
General 12th Dec 2016

Designing Europe's largest Mental Healthcare facility for young people

It’s a sad reality that mental health issues affect around one in ten young people today. Some children may go on to develop... Read More
General 06th Dec 2016
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Northamptonshire Mental Health Awareness Day 2017

Don’t’ forget that Friday 10 February 2017 is Northamptonshire Mental Health Awareness Day! It is a day planned by our... Read More
General 22nd Nov 2016

Bullying

Bullying Statistics show that over 56% of young adults have been bullied based on their appearance. Appearance is cited to be the... Read More
General 22nd Nov 2016

Appearance

Appearance The media has been an influence on how people perceive themselves for as long as it has existed, regardless of whether... Read More
General 22nd Nov 2016

Subjectivity

Subjectivity In England, statistics show that females are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health conditions than males. Why... Read More
General 22nd Nov 2016

Stress

Stress For young people between the ages of 10 and 18 stress appears to be something which is inevitable. It is in particular unavoidable... Read More
General 22nd Nov 2016

The Northamptonshire Mental Health Stigma Programme

About MHSP The Northamptonshire Mental Health Stigma Programme is an NHS and County Council initiative that is driven by young people... Read More
General 22nd Nov 2016

Foundation Protective Behaviours Training, as a tool to address Child Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Abuse in Northamptonshire Schools

  This course is open to Head Teachers/ Deputy Head Teachers, DSLs or PSHE Co-ordinators in Northamptonshire Schools. (2 people... Read More
General 12th Nov 2016

New recruit needed - Senior Lecturer Psychological Therapies at the University of Northampton

LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES (FIXED TERM) (UN2232)   Job Type Full Time Fixed Term Salary... Read More
General 11th Nov 2016

Lords defeat government over child protection proposals

Plan to deregulate council social workers is a bad idea that has not been properly evaluated, says Lord Ramsbotham... Read More
General 10th Nov 2016
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Urgent and Emergency Care Summary In Northamptonshire

Health and social care partners in Northamptonshire commissioned the development of an Urgent and Emergency Care Strategy for the... Read More
General 04th Nov 2016

A whole school framework for emotional well being and mental health.

A self-assessment and improvement tool for school leaders Schools want to provide effective and enjoyable teaching and learning environments... Read More
General 01st Nov 2016

Anxiety a rising concern in young people contacting Childline

Worrying news comes as Childline marks its 30th anniversary There has been a sharp rise in young people facing anxiety in the... Read More
General 01st Nov 2016
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Lottery win for local mums, dads and babies.

A specialised programme to support new parents and their babies in Northampton and Daventry is to be launched thanks to an award of... Read More
General 13th Oct 2016
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Young Healthwatch win an Innovation and Engagement Award.

Another of our Children and Young People projects is award winning and our Young Healthwatch volunteers hosted an East Midlands Masterclass... Read More
General 05th Oct 2016

Free ANTI-BULLYING workshop for parent carers of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN)

    When: Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 10am – 2pm Where: The Bee Hive, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton... Read More
General 27th Sep 2016

Internet Legends 2016-2017 The Internet Legends Tour: how to be safe and epic online

Join the Legends league! Parent Zone is proud to work with Google once again as the Google Internet Legends assemblies return for... Read More
General 23rd Sep 2016

Together for Short Lives

Moving to Adult Services: What to Expect This guide is for any young person with a life-threatening condition who is thinking about... Read More
General 08th Sep 2016

The Good Childhood Report 2016

This is the fifth in a series of annual Good Childhood Reports that The Children’s Society has produced in partnership... Read More
General 08th Sep 2016
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Help Develop your Protective Behaviours skills and become a Specialist Practitioner!

Help Develop your Protective Behaviours skills and become a Specialist Practitioner! A four day course starting in January 2017... Read More
General 06th Sep 2016

Last week for applications! Exciting new role for a service user to co-chair the Adult Mental Health Transformation Board.

We are looking for a service user to co-chair the new Adult Northamptonshire Mental Health Transformation Board. Adult Mental... Read More
General 30th Aug 2016

Papyrus - Suicide prevention day 10 September

PAPYRUS will mark this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10 September... Read More
General 26th Aug 2016

£50 shopping voucher up for grabs - survey on live chat service supporting young people being developed.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust   We are looking to develop an online live chat service, to provide... Read More
General 18th Aug 2016

Healthwatch Northamptonshire launch two new guides for children and young people

    Matthew’s Story When I was growing up I went to mainstream primary... Read More
General 17th Aug 2016

‘Stop demonising a space children love’

From Parent Zone        Parent Zone's Rachel Rosen presents her findings Today, we launched... Read More
General 12th Aug 2016

A report on the views of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Northamptonshire

The views and opinions of children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)  are often overlooked... Read More
General 09th Aug 2016

Solve It are recruiting for a part-time Project and Support Worker.

An opportunity has arisen for a Project and Support Co-ordinator for our 3-2-1 Decision Making Project. This project will address... Read More
General 27th Jul 2016

Exciting new role for a service user to co-chair the Adult Mental Health Transformation Board.

We are looking for a service user to co-chair the new Adult Northamptonshire Mental Health Transformation Board. Adult Mental... Read More
General 26th Jul 2016

Beyond Adversity - a publication from Young Minds

1 in 3 adult mental health conditions relate directly to adverse childhood experiences. It is, therefore, vital that we understand... Read More
General 22nd Jul 2016

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE EATING DISORDER TRAINING

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has received some funding from NHS England, following its publication of the... Read More
General 19th Jul 2016

Pokémon Go – a parent's guide

In less than a week of its US release, Pokémon Go has become a gaming phenomenon – the augmented reality game can transform... Read More
General 15th Jul 2016

Get Resi- Ready Whitemoor Lakes Leaders Taster Weekend.

  Get Resi- Ready Whitemoor Lakes Leaders Taster Weekend.    NAYC recognises that residential are the best way... Read More
General 11th Jul 2016

For all Schools and Parents a free online course if you are worried about online activities your children get up to.

FREE! online course for your school's parents Resilient Families is a free online parenting course from Parent Zone, part... Read More
General 01st Jul 2016

Last few spaces Protective Behaviours Training!

  Protective Behaviours Training A practical and down to earth approach to personal safety that develops self-awareness and... Read More
General 28th Jun 2016

Check out the latest news on TaMHS if you are working in a Northamptonshire school.

The countywide TaMHS Team delivering this programme is made up of representatives from Educational Psychology, Specialist Child &amp... Read More
General 27th Jun 2016

Challenging Behaviour Foundation’s Early Intervention Project

  The Challenging Behaviour Foundation’s Early Intervention Project has recently produced a resource for family carers... Read More
General 23rd Jun 2016

Stem 4 - Early Identification of commonly occuring mental health issues in Teenagers

STEM4 is a charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.... Read More
General 17th Jun 2016

Keeping Children Safe In Education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges Guidance will commence: 5 September 2016    About this guidance... Read More
General 15th Jun 2016

LGBT Fostering Workshop

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer & would like to know more about what is involved? I used to be a respite foster... Read More
General 10th Jun 2016

Infant Mental Health Week is here! News from NorPip

The country's first ever infant mental health week is here, so to celebrate Northamptonshire Parent... Read More
General 08th Jun 2016

No Panic’s Beginner’s Guide to Anxiety and Panic

Helpline 0844 967 4848 (Everyday 10:00am - 10:00pm, Charge: 5p a minute + your access charge)     Youth Helpline... Read More
General 03rd Jun 2016

Calling all primary schools and parents.

Calling all primary schools and parents.    New from Parent Zone! DigiDog!   Our new Online Safety mascot DigiDog... Read More
General 01st Jun 2016

Helping your child cope with exam stress

From the Parent Info Website  Study leave has started for lots of pupils around the country and if your child is one of them... Read More
General 27th May 2016

Special Needs Index (SNIX)

What is the Special Needs Index? The Special Needs Index (SNIX) is an electronic database of information about young people&... Read More
General 25th May 2016

Universal Public Health Services for 0-19 year olds

What is this about?Northamptonshire County Council would like to know your views about future changes we want to make to the health... Read More
General 23rd May 2016

Drawing and Talking: A Jungian Approach with Children and Adolescents

  'For all those who have trained in Drawing & Talking this is a chance to delve deeper... Read More
General 17th May 2016

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place from 16-22 May, with the theme of relationships.

From the Mental Health Foundation. Why relationships? Since our first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2000 we have helped generate... Read More
General 13th May 2016

Shared Voice Network - For people who use mental health services.

Shared Voice Network are running forums in different areas of Northamptonshire for people who use Mental Health services. The forums... Read More
General 09th May 2016

Youth Ambition Awards

Back for the fourth year, the Youth Ambition Awards are an annual celebration of children and young people... Read More
General 06th May 2016

Susan Calman writes her first book on how she deals with depression

Susan Calman is a well known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes. Her solo stand up... Read More
General 05th May 2016

Building a Bridge of Trust The role of peer education in tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Introduction I’m delighted to introduce this report on ‘Building a Bridge of Trust’ at a time when the issue of... Read More
General 04th May 2016

John Hellins Primary School Wellbeing Wordle Winners

To promote and further introduce its children to the importance of physical, emotional and mental health, John Hellins Primary School... Read More
General 26th Apr 2016

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children's Board - Booking now for workshops.

The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children's Board (NSCB) have now set the topic for the next 2 sets of Thematic Workshops taking... Read More
General 26th Apr 2016

Live Webinar - Dealing With Exam Stress

Live webinar but sessions are recorded so you can access them at your own convenience  Stressed about your GCSE’s? Anxious... Read More
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New drop-in centre in Northampton has opened to help young people find work or training.

Asylum seekers awaiting accommodation and young people leaving care will now be able to use a new drop-in centre in Northampton.... Read More
General 14th Apr 2016

Get Connected Week

Get Connected is a new campaign aimed at helping people feel more connected in their local communities. Get Connected Week takes... Read More
General 09th Apr 2016

Dementia Connect

  Dementia Connect is Alzheimer's Society's new and improved dementia services directory for anyone affected by dementia... Read More
General 08th Apr 2016

Mental Health & Debt 2016

Martin launches the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute Having planned it for years, Martin's founded the big new Money... Read More
General 04th Apr 2016

Setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps

From - Parent INFO Facebook Minimum age: 13 Facebook’s privacy settings let your child control who sees... Read More
General 24th Mar 2016

Take the family out for some fun in the fresh air this Easter in Northamptonshire's Country Parks.

Make leisure time a priority. Do things for no other reason than that it feels good to do them. Go and see a funny film, take... Read More
General 23rd Mar 2016

Mental health badge launched for Girl Guides

From the BBC website    Girl Guides across the UK will be able to take a new badge in mental well-being and resilience... Read More
General 17th Mar 2016

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management

NICE Guidance  This guideline covers diagnosing and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children over... Read More
General 16th Mar 2016

When a negative body image becomes a mental health condition

Body image in the digital age From Parent Info  Recent research from YMCA revealed that 34% of teenage boys and 49% of teenage... Read More
General 13th Mar 2016

Online porn and the government’s plans for protecting children

The UK government has published Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography, a consultation on ways to bring the... Read More
General 07th Mar 2016

School Nurse and Health Visitor Survey - What do you want for your Child?

Calling all parents/carers of children 0-19years. Over the next 2 weeks a survey is being run and your help in completeing it is... Read More
General 01st Mar 2016

Schools are increasingly turning to mindfulness as a way of helping pupils relax, concentrate, and avoid distractions

Claire Kelly, director at the Mindfulness in Schools Project, explains what mindfulness is, how it can help and how parents can lead... Read More
General 26th Feb 2016

DfE to utilise technology in school mental health drive

Internet and mobile phone technology will be central to government plans for young people to provide mental health support for... Read More
General 22nd Feb 2016

Want to test your knowledge of mental health and stigma?

About mental health Taken from the Time to change website   These key facts and statistics about mental health... Read More
General 18th Feb 2016

Northamptonshire Early Help Clinics are back! locality based early help support

Early Help Clinics Back by popular demand, the Northamptonshire Early Help Clinics return for another round of practical, locality... Read More
General 16th Feb 2016

Inaugural Victim and Witness Conference

Inaugural Victim and Witness Conference “The Big Conversation” Wednesday 2nd March 2016 Saints Rugby Club,... Read More
General 10th Feb 2016

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY IS TAKING PLACE ON FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2016

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY IS TAKING PLACE ON FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2016 It's a day where schools (including primary... Read More
General 09th Feb 2016

Northamptonshire Police sign up to Blue Light mental health pledge

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Police has today shown its commitment to tackling mental health stigma in the workplace by signing the Blue Light... Read More
General 08th Feb 2016

Have your say on Adult Mental Health Services

  NHS Nene and Corby CCGs and Northamptonshire County Council are working together to developing a new mental health strategy... Read More
General 02nd Feb 2016

Emma Nielsen – Mind your ‘C’s and ‘S’s: The Language of Self-harm and Suicide (and why it matters)

  Taken from the Institute of mental health (IMS) blog Nottingham. We all say things that we don’t mean sometimes. Perhaps... Read More
General 28th Jan 2016

ChatHealth, the NHS school nurse messaging service for young people.

ChatHealth has launched! - the NHS school nurse messaging service which became available to young people within Northamptonshire... Read More
General 26th Jan 2016

Climbing Minds - Supporting young children

Welcome to Climbing Minds For the last 3 years, iDID has been working in Northampton supporting young people with additional needs... Read More
General 21st Jan 2016

New Psychoactive Substance 'Legal Highs' Debate - Does Legal Mean Safe?

On 13th January 2016, Solve It hosted a debate just prior to the release of the New Psychoactive Substance Bill due in April 2016.... Read More
General 19th Jan 2016

Early Help Local Leaders Event

  We are delighted to invite you to ‘Early Help Local Leaders’ event in Room 15 in County Hall, Northampton from... Read More
General 18th Jan 2016

Domestic violence and abuse referrals now being accepted for children and young people!

    The MPower Programme A Domestic Abuse Programme for Young People Aged 11-16 &nbsp... Read More
General 15th Jan 2016

Children plagued by low self-esteem and loneliness

New figures show a 9% increase of counselling sessions for children with low self-esteem, according to ChildLine as the service... Read More
General 12th Jan 2016

An Important Announcement from Service Six.

Dear Partners,  Supporting Services Contract Referrals  You will be aware that the proposed Council plan and budget for... Read More
General 12th Jan 2016

I’m Still Me Conference Celebrating difference and preventing & tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools in Northamptonshire

Tuesday 9 February 2016 The Cube, Corby 9.00am - 3.30pm BOOKING OPEN NOW  A free one day conference - organised by the Northamptonshire... Read More
General 11th Jan 2016

New guide for parents who are coping with their child’s self-harm: ‘You are not alone’

Self-harm is very common in young people, with 10-15% of young people in the UK reporting that they self-harm. It can leave families... Read More
General 07th Jan 2016

Legal Highs and Young People - Does Legal Mean Safe?

Are you a parent or professional that has concerns over legal highs? Solve It are a small charity based in Kettering with the sole... Read More
General 04th Jan 2016

just published the new adult social care web pages

Sometimes family member concerns can cause a negative impact on the emotional wellbeing of a child. If you have any concerns about... Read More
General 31st Dec 2015

What do you think? Have your say on Adult Mental Health Services in Northamptonshire.

NHS Nene and Corby CCGs and Northamptonshire County Council are working together to developing a new mental health strategy for Northamptonshire... Read More
General 30th Dec 2015

Happy Christmas from the Ask Normen Team

We would like to wish all of our visitors to the Ask Normen website, readers and supporters, a very Happy Christmas and a very healthy... Read More
General 22nd Dec 2015

The C*Word

The C* Word is a Northamptonshire Library and Information Service project connecting teenagers and young adults (TYA) affected by... Read More
General 18th Dec 2015

Video Interaction Guidance - VIG

Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service “I hug my Mum more” “I wanted to be more aware of the good... Read More
General 14th Dec 2015

Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Public health experts are warning parents to remember the importance of safe sleeping for babies ahead of the Christmas season. Officials... Read More
General 11th Dec 2015

Free Conference re BEHAVIOUR

  Restorative Approaches in Schools. Monday 22nd February 2016. 2 Alternative sessions 9-12.30am and 1 - 4.30pm. - At... Read More
General 11th Dec 2015

NHFT Newsletter Nov 2015

Children and Young People’s Community Health Services Transformation within Northamptonshire. WELCOME... Read More
General 03rd Dec 2015

Children and Young People’s Referral Management Centre (RMC) - Update

On Monday 14th September 2015, the RMC expanded to accept an increased range of referrals for children and young people&rsquo... Read More
General 01st Dec 2015

Local Transformation Plan

Future in Mind    ‘Future in mind’ is a government report that sets out the case for change in delivery of... Read More
General 25th Nov 2015

NHFT wants to find out if recent changes to services for children and young people has improved!

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) provides Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across Northamptonshire... Read More
General 20th Nov 2015

Northamptonshire Joint Protocol on children who run away or go missing from home or care.

The Children’s Society ‘Still Running’ survey1 estimated that around 100,000 children aged 14 and 15 run away from... Read More
General 13th Nov 2015

Building resilience in children and young people

This is all available to help any adults who are working with children and young people. Do you know any children or young people... Read More
General 06th Nov 2015

I N V I T A T I O N

During Alcohol Awareness Week 16-22nd November 2015 the Al-Anon Family Groups in Northampton are ‘opening’ their... Read More
General 05th Nov 2015

Free information for autistic adults and their families in Northampton

The National Autistic Society (NAS) is inviting local adults on the autism spectrum, their families and carers to a free information... Read More
General 27th Oct 2015

Save the Date: Northamptonshire Mental Health Awareness Day 2016

Show your commitment to stamping out mental health stigma and get involved in Northamptonshire Mental Health Awareness day, taking... Read More
General 22nd Oct 2015

Congratulations Healthwatch Northamptonshire.

Healthwatch Northamptonshire has just been shortlisted for an East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Innovation in Healthcare... Read More
General 15th Oct 2015

New FREE Service for schools

New free service for schools! Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their... Read More
General 12th Oct 2015

School Nurses - Working with you to keep your child healthy.

School Nursing Service  Referral Management Centre 0300 1111022  Overview We are here to help promote the physical, mental... Read More
General 09th Oct 2015

Teachers this is for you! A competition for your pupils.

COMPETITION: WIN A PSHE WELLBEING PROGRAMME (WORTH £200 + VAT) The prize includes: A 1-year licence to deliver Pacesetter... Read More
General 02nd Oct 2015

Settling back into school, or finding it a bit stressful?

We only get one shot at growing up, but now it’s tougher than ever. School stress, bullying, sexual pressure, no jobs and then... Read More
General 29th Sep 2015

A debate to highlight the issues Northamptonshire face as a county, surrounding New Psychoactive Substances

A debate to highlight the issues Northamptonshire face as a county,  surrounding New Psychoactive Substances is being organised... Read More
General 23rd Sep 2015

Healthy Child Project tackles child obesity - Schools needed to take part!

                The Healthy Child Project is an initiative run by Northamptonshire County... Read More
General 21st Sep 2015

Northamptonshire's Transformation Plans -Children and Young People Health And Wellbeing.

Future in Mind    ‘Future in mind’ is a government report that sets out the case for change... Read More
General 15th Sep 2015

Children and Young People’s Referral Management Centre Expansion

Going Live – Monday 14 September 2015 Children and Young People’s Referral Management Centre Expansion To now... Read More
General 10th Sep 2015

Legal Highs - Solve it is here to help!

Who we are: Solve It Delivering Services to: Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Northampton, Daventry, East Northants, South Northants... Read More
General 08th Sep 2015

The Good Child Report from the Children's Society

The Good Child Report 2015 is the fourth in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society about how children... Read More
General 21st Aug 2015

Solihull approach training courses and a free course 'Babies in mind' for parents

Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation Course The Solihull Approach is a nationally recognised and locally endorsed theoretical approach... Read More
General 13th Aug 2015

New open access service for victims and witnesses.

OPEN ACCESS Whatever the crime, whenever it happened we will believe you, we will listen to you & we will be there for you. REACH... Read More
General 04th Aug 2015

Northamptonshire Sleep Solutions have moved offices.

Heres an update to let you know that Northamptonshire Sleep Solutions have moved offices!  They are still based in Northamptonshire... Read More
General 28th Jul 2015

42 days to raise £75,000 - IDID needs your help!

http://www.ididadventure.co.uk/northampton Hi friends,  We’re building a climbing centre! As you already know about... Read More
General 28th Jul 2015

ADHD Matters launches new website.

ADHD Matters Supported by Autism Concern and Northamptonshire County Council is a service offering information, advice and guidance... Read More
General 24th Jul 2015

Single Point Of Referral - Coming Soon!

COMING SOON! Single point of referral for emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people – for... Read More
General 19th Jul 2015

The Big White Wall

About Big White Wall A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by... Read More
General 14th Jul 2015

It's Ok to be Gay! - Lush soap selling in Northampton to support LGBTQ

Homophobia is still a large issue here in Northamptonshire leading to suicide and Self Harm, poor mental health outcomes and the use... Read More
General 25th Jun 2015

National Autistic Society Launch Biggest Survey Ever!

You may have seen this week that the NAS (National Autistic Society) has launched a new survey to support their biggest ever campaign... Read More
General 17th Jun 2015

CSE Toolkit, Conference Video's and Presentations Now on Ask Normen

    A range of materials from the CSE Conference including video's useful documents and powerpoint presentations are... Read More
General 09th Jun 2015

Huge response to mental health taskforce survey

The recently established Mental Health Taskforce has received an astonishing response to its call for the views of service users,... Read More
General 04th Jun 2015

New dementia play with comical twist comes to Northamptonshire venues next month

A new play, which explores the reality of life for people who care for loved ones suffering from dementia, will be coming to Northamptonshire... Read More
General 29th May 2015

Child Sexual Exploitation

Northamptonshire CSE Toolkit Launch The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board and NHS are today holding a conference in... Read More
General 22nd May 2015

Protective Behaviours Training and Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Raising for Northamptonshire

Fully funded places available for 2 senior members of staff in Northamptonshire schools to receive a 2 Day PB training, CSE Awareness... Read More
General 21st May 2015

Transforming Lives Affected by Domestic Abuse.

On Friday the 15th May, Nene Valley Family Refuge launched its new branding and logo at a Thanksgiving Service at Abington Avenue... Read More
General 20th May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week,Male Celebs Open Up In Powerful Video To Show Emotions Don't Emasculate

Suicide is the cause of death for a quarter of males aged 20-34. - View our excellent resources at http://www.asknormen.... Read More
General 12th May 2015

FREE Webinars - 'First Steps' for pregnant mothers and parents with an under-five.

Lisa Pearson works for the Northampton Wellbeing Service, improving access to psychological therapies (Iapt) as a Wellbeing Practitioner... Read More
General 07th May 2015

NEWSFLASH!

Tonight at 18:30 BBC Look East will be running a 2.5 minute piece on childhood depression and the impact in Northamptonshire. It includes... Read More
General 30th Apr 2015

NorPIP Bike Ride Friday 1st May 6pm – 8.30pm

Silverstone opens its gates for annual bike ride – Alex Waller Saints Player to open the event! If you’ve been wondering... Read More
General 28th Apr 2015

We want to know what young people feel and understand about Domestic Abuse.

Competition! 1st Prize iPad Mini Domestic Abuse -What does it mean to you? We want to know what young people feel and understand... Read More
General 27th Apr 2015

University of Northampton support children who have witnessed domestic violence.

The University of Northamptonshire has just launched an excellent Art Exhibition from a pan European project to support children who... Read More
General 23rd Apr 2015

Depression Awareness Week - 20th -26th April

Depression Awareness week 2015 is taking place 20th - 26th April. Depression Alliance brings people together to end the loneliness... Read More
General 17th Apr 2015

VOICE Northamptonshire supports victims and witnesses of crime in the county

REACH OUT - INFORM - SUPPORT - EMPOWER Being a victim of, or witness to, a crime can feel devastating. People often tell us they... Read More
General 13th Apr 2015

Young Citizen Scheme at Daventry's UTC

Hundreds of children from primary schools across Daventry District and South Northamptonshire enjoyed a fun-packed day of activities... Read More
General 10th Apr 2015

Fathers support group for parents of children with ADHD and Additional needs

It is with great pleasure that I can tell you about a new Fathers support group for parents of children with ADHD and Additional needs... Read More
General 08th Apr 2015

Self Harm and Suicidal ideation Conference March 2015

Thursday 26th March saw our Self Harm Champions come together again to host two self-harm and suicidal ideation conferences in... Read More
General 31st Mar 2015

Head to your local country park for an egg-cellent Easter family event

A range of family-friendly events will take place at country parks across Northamptonshire this Easter. Take the children out and... Read More
General 31st Mar 2015

Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.

Clarke Carlisle: 'No shame' over December suicide bid Former defender Clarke Carlisle has said he feels "no shame" about his&nbsp... Read More
General 25th Mar 2015

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce report has been published

The report makes a number of proposals the government wishes to see by 2020. These include tackling stigma and improving attitudes... Read More
General 18th Mar 2015

Child mental health services 'face overhaul'

Mental health services for children and young people in England need a "complete overhaul", says the government. It follows a review... Read More
General 17th Mar 2015

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day - 18th March

On March 18th 2015, we want the world to unite against child sexual exploitation. Research into CSE shows that there is... Read More
General 13th Mar 2015

FREE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SESSIONS

CAN Young People’s Team The sessions will provide participants with the knowledge to help others understand their drug use,... Read More
General 06th Mar 2015

Is the internet encouraging children to self harm?

  Majority (60%) of 11-14-year-olds have shared self-harm images online Half of children who viewed images said they 'felt... Read More
General 03rd Mar 2015

Free post adoption counselling service in Northamptonshire.

The counselling service is a free, independent and confidential service that gives you the opportunity to discuss your feelings in... Read More
General 26th Feb 2015

Are you suffering from Anxiety? Then sign up for a FREE Webinar now!

Designed by a psychological well-being practitioner for the NHS in Northants and a Doctor, these online groups provide support, education... Read More
General 20th Feb 2015

Duchess of Cambridge speaks out about child mental health.

The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message in support of the first ever Children's Mental Health Week. She says that stigma... Read More
General 17th Feb 2015

Today Is Northamptonshires Mental Health Awareness Day!

Great to see The Saints 'Talk Out Loud' about mental health issues. Help us to promote mental health awareness at #stampoutstigma... Read More
General 13th Feb 2015

One in seven children admit to bullying online

One in seven (15 per cent) children has bullied others online, according to a survey published by Action for Children today.... Read More
General 10th Feb 2015

Friday 13 February is Mental Health Awareness Day!

Our annual county-wide Mental Health Awareness Day is taking place on Friday 13 February 2015, providing schools and the wider... Read More
General 06th Feb 2015

Protective Behaviours Network Meeting

‘PBs in Practice’ Monday 9th February, 2015 4.15pm – 6.00pm Gloucester Nursery School, Camborne Close, Delapre... Read More
General 28th Jan 2015

The 'C' Word - Speaking up for all Young People affected by Cancer.

New Northamptonshire Service 11am – 1pm, Saturday 24th January 2015 Northamptonshire Central Library Launch Events: &lsquo... Read More
General 23rd Jan 2015

What is the state of children's mental health today?

Official national data is a decade old, but others point to an increase in mental health problems among young people and ‘historically... Read More
General 16th Jan 2015

Schools 'struggling to cope' with students self-harming

Schools are struggling to deal with rising numbers of students self-harming, two major teaching unions say. The number of pupils... Read More
General 12th Jan 2015

Are you a young person looking to make a difference in Northamptonshire?

Young People’s LSCB What is the Young People’s LSCB The young people’s LSCB are a group of young people who meet... Read More
General 09th Jan 2015

New Year New Courses.

Have a look at some new courses for 2015. Northampton Association of Youth Clubs Challenging Behaviour Awareness. Venue:  ... Read More
General 06th Jan 2015

Happy New Year from the Ask Normen Team

Happy New Year!  The Ask Normen team have had a busy year, so just a quick look back at what we got up to with your help in... Read More
General 29th Dec 2014

Happy Christmas From the Ask Normen Team! And some good news for 2015!

Mental Health Task Force Announced The Deputy Prime Minister announces that he will establish and chair a new Mental Health... Read More
General 22nd Dec 2014

Services for children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities

The Northamptonshire County Council Local Offer publishes services available for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special... Read More
General 17th Dec 2014
General 15th Dec 2014

Launch of Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy

December is always a busy month, and for those of you who have not seen the strategy yet, take a look, it covers: Prevention and... Read More
General 10th Dec 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION If you make referrals for Video Interaction Guidance and Theraplay.

Video Interaction Guidance As from 1st December 2014  Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) referrals for direct work with families... Read More
General 04th Dec 2014

Parents of children in Northampton with an autistic spectrum disorder can take part in major study.

Parents of children in Northampton with an autistic spectrum disorder are being asked to take part in a major study that will help... Read More
General 01st Dec 2014

Launch of Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy

Young Healthy Minds Partnership -Strategy For Northamptonshire's Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health... Read More
General 24th Nov 2014

Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’

After investigating the factors in a person’s life that can best predict whether they will lead satisfied lives, a team headed... Read More
General 19th Nov 2014

TAKE ACTION & SUPPORT YOUNG ADULT CARER WORKSHOP EVENTS

FREE EVENTThis is an event put on by Northamptonshire Young Carers via Take Action & Support. INFORMATION & ADVISE You can... Read More
General 14th Nov 2014

Anti Bullying Week 17 - 21 November

Every year the Anti-Bullying Alliance coordinate national Anti-Bullying Week; a week where children and young people, schools, parents... Read More
General 10th Nov 2014

Friendships and Relationships - View the Christmas John Lewis advert.

They are inseparable, playing football and hide-and-seek together. But Monty is sad because he wants a "special friend". So on Christmas... Read More
General 06th Nov 2014

Guidance for Promoting Positive Mental Health with Looked After Children in Northamptonshire Schools

Guidance and examples of helpful practice in Northamptonshire has been launched!  This document includes pupil views, why... Read More
General 30th Oct 2014

Clocks change - and how can I help my baby's sleep routine?

Lots of mums ask for advice on helping their little ones to stick to a sleep routine when the clocks change. We've come... Read More
General 28th Oct 2014

Improve your emotional health and wellbeing, get out and about for half term.

We all know that keeping fit and active has a very positive effect on the way we feel, and helps us with our emotional health and... Read More
General 24th Oct 2014

Self Harm Conference video clips

We are very pleased to share with you some very informative short video clips from the self harm conference. So instead of having... Read More
General 20th Oct 2014

What's Worrying you?

Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common... Read More
General 17th Oct 2014

#MakeTime for friends

Three of your classmates will experience a mental health problem You might be surprised to hear that. And, though this kind... Read More
General 10th Oct 2014

University of Northampton launches intervention Programme for child victims of domestic abuse

About UNARS The UNARS intervention programme is part of a two-year European research project. The UNARS team has interviewed nearly... Read More
General 07th Oct 2014

Blue Shirt Day today - help the world to stop bullying!

Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention 2014 October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and to signify... Read More
General 06th Oct 2014

Today sees hundreds of professionals attending a conference on Self Harm in Kettering

Self-harm has been a key issue not only for young people in our county (Northamptonshire) but indeed has been an area on the rise... Read More
General 02nd Oct 2014

Shocking gaps in UK Maternal Mental Health Services

Everyone’s Business More than 1 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year after having... Read More
General 30th Sep 2014

The Impact of parental poverty on infant mental health

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Gloucestershire CAMHS Robin Balbernie discusses the impact of parental poverty... Read More
General 23rd Sep 2014

Call for teachers and health workers to have training to spot signs of distress in children

Teachers and frontline health workers should have basic training to spot the signs of distress in children and young people, which... Read More
General 18th Sep 2014

Stanion Complementary Therapies Group presents non-religious meditation techniques

Stanion Complementary Therapies Group presents A group meeting at Stanion Methodist Church, 10  Chapel Lane, Stanion, NN14 1BZ... Read More
General 16th Sep 2014

Bullying - help is at hand!

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there are many things you can do to resolve the... Read More
General 10th Sep 2014

Book your training now - Targeted Mental Health in Schools Programme (TaMHS)

An amazing selection of courses are now available to book from September to November and beyond. www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/tamhs... Read More
General 08th Sep 2014

Back to School!

Banish last-minute panics with our handy guide from Net Mums, covering the all-important considerations to help you get back into... Read More
General 01st Sep 2014

Childhood depression does exist!

Dealing with depression in children If you feel your child is suffering from depression, it can be hard to know what to do. "The... Read More
General 28th Aug 2014

About to change school and lacking in confidence?

Lots of people suffer with the occasional crisis of confidence, but for some people, lacking confidence almost becomes ingrained in... Read More
General 26th Aug 2014

Care Minister Norman Lamb is determined to reform youth mental health services

Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government... Read More
General 20th Aug 2014

Depression hits the news again!

The world is mourning the passing of Robin Williams today, although we do not know the full facts, he was reported to be battling... Read More
General 12th Aug 2014

Social Care, Health changes and Funding

The National Autistic Society is running FREE information days to talk to carers and families of people on the autism spectrum about... Read More
General 08th Aug 2014

Make Your Voice Count

Healthwatch Northamptonshire is the consumer champion for everyone who uses health and social care services in the county One of... Read More
General 05th Aug 2014

Straight Allies Campaign launches in August

This year's Umbrella Fair will see the launch of the Straight Allies Campaign from Northampton Borough Council's LGBTQ Forum. &nbsp... Read More
General 29th Jul 2014

2015 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open for applications

About the awards The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing... Read More
General 25th Jul 2014

Mental Health Act Code of Practice consultation launched.

The consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice: Mental Health Act (1983), has been launched. Take part and have your... Read More
General 22nd Jul 2014

NHS England improves access to mental health services for children and young people

NHS England is taking urgent action to improve access to specialised inpatient mental health services for children and young people... Read More
General 18th Jul 2014

New guidance helps teachers to identify bad behaviour from poor mental health.

New guidance published today by the government will help teachers better identify underlying mental health problems in young people... Read More
General 15th Jul 2014

How to involve your child in being healthy

Children are more likely to keep to a healthy lifestyle if it's made fun for them. Here are some ideas for how to help them prepare... Read More
General 11th Jul 2014

Summer is here! Get fit, get healthy, feel happier

Summer is here, and although we never know whether it will be wet or dry, there is thankfully a greater likelihood that we can enjoy... Read More
General 08th Jul 2014

Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation conference -Thursday 2 October at Kettering Conference Centre

Dear colleagues, As you are all aware, self-harm has been a key issue not only for young people in our county, but indeed has been... Read More
General 02nd Jul 2014

Isebrook Hospital launches Children's Referral Management Centre

Referral Management Centre As part of the ongoing transformation of children and young people's specialist health services, NHFT... Read More
General 27th Jun 2014

Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Wellbeing Teams

The Changing Minds IAPT Wellbeing Teams provide an innovative and person centered service for individuals in Northamptonshire, who... Read More
General 24th Jun 2014

Self-harm rate triples among teenagers in England

The number of teenagers who have self-harmed has tripled in the last decade in England, a new survey suggests. The Health Behaviour... Read More
General 20th Jun 2014

About street drugs

This information is for anyone who wants to know about the effects of street drugs on mental health, including anyone who takes them... Read More
General 12th Jun 2014

Autism Newsletter

Have a look at the latest newsletter from the National Autistic Society’s- National Brokerage Project  http://www.... Read More
General 10th Jun 2014

Having trouble with your teen?

Do you live in Northamptonshire with a teenager aged 12-16 years? Is this your family? Other parents don’t seem to have... Read More
General 05th Jun 2014

Sporting Stars Support Health and Wellbeing Event in Northamptonshire.

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group organised a family fun day yesterday and the Ask Normen team attended to promote health... Read More
General 30th May 2014

Trust opens the doors to new Referral Management Centre

A new Referral Management Centre (RMC), which will help to ensure children and young people are seen by the right professionals with... Read More
General 28th May 2014

Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing... Read More
General 23rd May 2014

Family Fun Day in Northampton

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group is running a family fun day to promote health and wellbeing. The day will include sporting and... Read More
General 15th May 2014

Independence and Diversity in Disability - iDID need your help

iDID are trying to assess whether there is currently a need for a mentor programme for deaf and disabled young adults (14-25) in Northamptonshire... Read More
General 14th May 2014

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 takes place from 12-18 May. This year's theme is Anxiety. Everyone has feelings of anxiety... Read More
General 13th May 2014

Supporting parents develop a loving and secure attachment to their babies.

NorPIP - The Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership. NorPIP's mission is: To promote an emotionally healthy society by focusing... Read More
General 08th May 2014

The Early Years Matter - The Health Visitors perspective.

There is much scientific evidence that suggests the first 3 years of a child’s life and their experiences in those years are... Read More
General 30th Apr 2014

The number of children with mental health problems being treated on adult wards in England is rising

More under 18s were cared for on adult mental health wards in the first eight months of 2013-14, than in the whole of the previous... Read More
General 25th Apr 2014

Northampton Youth Forum need your help!

Northampton's Youth Forum is the town's youth council. They have elected and co-opted representatives of young people who... Read More
General 17th Apr 2014

Everyone gets stressed during exams but it's important not to let it get out of control.

Exams...  A little bit of stress can be a good thing as it motivates us to knuckle down and work hard. But exams can make stress... Read More
General 16th Apr 2014

Child mental health issues 'missed'

Thousands of young people may be "slipping through the net" because adults do not spot the warning signs of mental health problems... Read More
General 10th Apr 2014

Mental health help 'needed in schools'

A new website is being launched to help adults spot the warning signs of mental health problems in children. In Scrubbing Up this... Read More
General 01st Apr 2014

Emotional support for young carers

Young carers are children and young people under 18 who provide, or intend to provide, personal care, assistance or support... Read More
General 28th Mar 2014

Depression - Children and young people suffer too!

If you're suffering from depression, you're not alone – nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression... Read More
General 25th Mar 2014

Worries and anxieties: information for young people

We all get frightened or worried from time to time. Usually fear is a good thing as it keeps us from getting too close to danger.... Read More
General 20th Mar 2014

Digital Parenting checklists

Vodaphone help parents with digital parenting The technology timeline for kids and teens is far from straightforward. Not every seven... Read More
General 17th Mar 2014

We are urging Young People to ask: ‘Is A&E for me?'

A new campaign urging young people in Northamptonshire to check whether they really need to go to A&E has launched today.The campaign... Read More
General 11th Mar 2014

Help for Self Harmers

Self harm is an issue that is growing among children and young people across the country and sadly Northamptonshire... Read More
General 07th Mar 2014

Mental Health Stigma Programme - Arts Competition,Winners Announced!

MHSP Arts Competition 2014 2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED! The Mental Health Stigma Programme, in partnership with the NHS & Northamptonshire... Read More
General 28th Feb 2014

Half Term Fun for Kids in Northamptonshire

Want some great ideas for the kids to keep active this half term? There is plenty going on in Northamptonshire, here are a few ideas... Read More
General 18th Feb 2014

Get Connected

Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline for young people under 25 who need help and don't know where to turn... Read More
General 12th Feb 2014

Health and Wellbeing event for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people

Friday February 14th 2014 in Northamptonshire 12pm – 4pm The Great Hall, Guildhall Northampton, NN1 1DE In association... Read More
General 07th Feb 2014

Seasonal affective disorder

With seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a person's depression becomes worse with certain seasons, usually... Read More
General 06th Feb 2014

Extended Deadline! Consultation -needs and preferences of children & young people

Dear Stakeholders of Children’s and Young People’s Health Services, Consultation on the needs and preferences of children... Read More
General 31st Jan 2014

NEWSFLASH!

Dear Parents and Carers We have today received information from a local secondary school, that this morning two of their boys... Read More
General 29th Jan 2014

NHFT Children’s Services – Have Your Say

If you are a child or young person using health services in Northamptonshire, or a parent or carer of a child or young person, we... Read More
General 24th Jan 2014

Strictly Come Dancing star and rugby player Ben Cohen to open KidsAid House.

An Invitation to the official opening of KidsAid House by Ben Cohen. The children’s charity Kidsaid has moved to a new H.Q,&... Read More
General 21st Jan 2014

Children and young people carers have a new support team.

The carers support staff previously employed by the Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and  the Northamptonshire Healthcare... Read More
General 10th Jan 2014

Northamptonshire Primary School Application deadline is 15th January!

Primary school applications Applications for primary school admissions in Northamptonshire - September 2014 are currently... Read More
General 06th Jan 2014

Top 10 ways to beat the post-Christmas blues

Stay happy after Christmas The post-Christmas period can leave many of us feeling down. Back to work blues, an empty social calendar... Read More
General 30th Dec 2013

Disabilities and additional needs - Parents top tips for dealing with the festive season.

Northants Parent Forum group are a group of parents / carers who all have children with disabilities and additional needs. They work... Read More
General 20th Dec 2013

December 27th - 31st Twixtmas 5 days to change your world!

Welcome to the five days of Twixtmas where you are being encouraged to make the most of this valuable time. Help spread health... Read More
General 19th Dec 2013

Give us your views on the future of children & young people's mental health services

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General 17th Dec 2013

Have your say on NCC budget consultation - Public Health and Wellbeing

A new emphasis on public health and wellbeing underpins several key proposals published on 10th December as part of Northamptonshire... Read More
General 17th Dec 2013

Have your say on Northamptonshire County Council budget consultation - Public Health and Wellbeing

A new emphasis on public health and wellbeing underpins several key proposals published on 10th December as part of Northamptonshire... Read More
General 13th Dec 2013

Employment, education and training event for 16-25 year olds in Northamptonshire

Apprenticeship and Job Fairs 2014 Incorporating The Skills Show Experience. Employment, education and training event for 16-25... Read More
General 05th Dec 2013

Tips to help you survive the festive season and be mentally healthy.

Plan ahead Leaving all your preparations for Christmas until the last minute can cause unnecessary stress, but planning ahead... Read More
General 01st Dec 2013

HIV Testing Week (22-29 November 2013) and World AIDS Day in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) has joined forces with Northamptonshire County Council, local HIV support... Read More
General 26th Nov 2013

i-HOP

i-HOP is a national one-stop information and advice service to support all professionals in working with children and families of... Read More
General 21st Nov 2013

Anti Bullying Week 18th - 22nd November 2013

It’s Anti bullying week!  18th – 22nd November 2013 Beatbullying is a safe social networking site for peer mentoring... Read More
General 17th Nov 2013

The 1001 Critical Days

We are delighted to share with you a very important cross-party manifesto highlighting the importance for children of the conception... Read More
General 13th Nov 2013

Neenor Neenor!

Jam in the Hood is a special project that gives young people the chance to work with, and learn more about, the police and their partners... Read More
General 07th Nov 2013

Have fun and be Happy on Bonfire night.

Our emotional well-being is very important.and having fun can lift our mood and help us to feel happy. Did you know Over 550 children... Read More
General 01st Nov 2013

Rainy Day Ideas - Don't let the rain get you down!

Here are some great ideas to help you and the kids enjoy a wonderful autumn and half term. So enjoy the showers and have wet weather... Read More
General 28th Oct 2013

M-PACT Comes to Northamptonshire!

Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT) is a structured programme for children living with parental substance misuse (alcohol... Read More
General 24th Oct 2013

Less Technology, More Happiness?

Is technology having an effect on our relationship with our children? Interesting stats from Time magazine find that: 68% of users... Read More
General 21st Oct 2013

Healthwatch Northamptonshire and Fan Join forces to form community action group

Healthwatch Northamptonshire has joined forces with FAN Northants, to host an event on Monday 28th October, at The Jeffery Room, The... Read More
General 20th Oct 2013

Commissioners publish Children and Young Peoples survey results

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are publishing a report containing research... Read More
General 16th Oct 2013

Workshop held to commence the re-design of community services for children and young people

An engagement workshop took place on 8 October 2013 at Kettering Conference Centre to commence the re-design of community services... Read More
General 10th Oct 2013

Support for all disability young people groups in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Association Of Youth Clubs - www.nayc.org We run on a consultation bases and we see where we can help and support... Read More
General 07th Oct 2013

International Coming Out Day 2013

International Coming Out Day 2013   Fri 11 Oct  - Northampton Museum - Celebration open to all! http://www.fannorthants... Read More
General 02nd Oct 2013

VIG and Theraplay Service - Video Interaction Guidance Training

The VIG and Theraplay service is promoting the delivery of training in Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), within Northamptonshire.... Read More
General 27th Sep 2013

The Northamptonshire Baby Room Project

Northamptonshire Young Healthy Minds Partnership has agreed as part of its First Years of Life initiative to commission Northamptonshire... Read More
General 23rd Sep 2013

Northamptonshire Young Carers Service

The Northamptonshire Young Carers Service supports children and young people who are in a caring role. This means that they are... Read More
General 11th Sep 2013

Serenity Sexual Assault Referral Centre wins an award

Serenity Sexual Assault Referral Centre has won an award for Health Improvement for Sexually Abused Children.  Serenity&rsquo... Read More
General 20th Aug 2013

Are the kids starting to get bored yet?

Are the kids starting to get a bit bored this holiday? There are lots of exciting activities taking place across Northamptonshire... Read More
General 09th Aug 2013

Free event - 'In Conversation With Peter Tatchell'

Australian born British political activist Peter Thatcham has a well-deserved international reputation for his tireless campaigning... Read More
General 06th Aug 2013

Parents, Carers and Professionals - have your say

The NHS and the County Council are currently reviewing emotional well-being and mental health services in Northamptonshire. They are... Read More
General 06th Aug 2013

Time for Change Grant Opportunities

Mental Health Charity Time to Change has announced that it has additional grant funds available. Grants have been made available to... Read More
General 02nd Aug 2013

Service Six Youth Counselling Service Significantly Reduces Waiting Times

Northamptonshire charity, Service Six, see hundreds of children, young people and adults for play therapy and counselling services... Read More
General 30th Jul 2013

Silent Tears Project increases capacity for young people living with domestic violence/abuse

The Silent Tears Group is aimed at young people who live or have lived within families where domestic violence/Abuse is prevalent.... Read More
General 24th Jul 2013

Have you heard of Zippy?

Zippy’s Friends is an international wholeclass programme for 5-7 year-old children. It will effectively teach children social... Read More
General 18th Jul 2013

NICE guidance launched on social anxiety disorder

The National Insitutue of Clincial Excellence has produced recent guidance to help professionals understand social anxiety disorder... Read More
General 16th Jul 2013

The Out There Youth Group

The lowdown provides youth support for 14 to 18 year olds who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender and also for those who are... Read More
General 05th Jul 2013

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