Funding award secures expansion for Northamptonshire’s perinatal mental health services

More women across Northamptonshire will get help to manage mental health conditions during and after pregnancy – thanks to the expansion of a successful service. Northamptonshire Maternity Services’ perinatal mental health team provides assessment, treatment and support for pregnant women and new mums who are experiencing or at increased risk of moderate or severe mental [...]

By |2019-10-09T13:29:13+00:00October 10th, 2019|Maternity, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Have you pledged to prioritise your mental wellbeing?

If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to join NHCP’s #mywellbeingpledge campaign, why not make today the day you commit to prioritising your mental wellbeing? Individuals and organisations across the county are signing up to take the first steps to a healthy mind by treating their mental wellbeing in the same way they would their [...]

By |2019-06-06T10:33:03+00:00June 6th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, Mental health, News|0 Comments

My mental wellbeing pledge – taking the first step to a healthy mind

It is common for people to take steps to maintain their physical health, whether it is exercise, healthy eating or simply brushing their teeth. Likewise, when people are feeling physically unwell or under the weather they go to their local pharmacy, GP, or call NHS 111. However, often people do not give the same [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:19:36+00:00May 13th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Depression treatment guidelines set out pathway towards better care

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is one of the treatments available locally for people with depression who do not respond to antidepressants Clinical leaders in Northamptonshire have published new treatment guidelines designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people with depression. The new depression pathway draws on the latest evidence around safe and effective [...]

Conversations on mental health and our BME communities

Left to right: Dr Sunil Sthanakiya, Dr Abdullah Mia, Abdul Choudhury, Gordon King, Tendai Ndongwe and Steve Gilbert. In February, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) hosted its inaugural Mental Health and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities conference. Keynote speakers at the event talked about shaping services for the future for BME communities, improving [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:56:05+00:00March 4th, 2019|Mental health, News|0 Comments

Mental health – making the difference where it matters

Historically, our mental health services in Northamptonshire have been planned and delivered in a way that focuses very strongly on fulfilling certain levels of activity. What this approach doesn’t encourage is a detailed understanding of how well this activity actually meets the needs of our service users and what difference this makes to their health [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:25:49+00:00December 4th, 2018|Mental health, News|0 Comments