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Mental Health

We care for the mental health of people of all ages. Our aim is to help people manage their health and live successful, independent lives.

Our services include child and adolescent mental health services, services for adults and older people, and care and support for people of all ages who suffer from dementia. Many of our services are provided at home or in community settings.

We also have specialist hospitals, which offer care and support in specially designed therapeutic settings.
 

Who does it affect?

Mental health problems can affect people of all ages and walks of life as it can be triggered by physical, social, environmental or/and genetic factors. Some people are more at risk of experiencing mental health problems than others. There are some conditions that are more or less likely depending on your gender. 

For example:

  • Eating disorders are more common in women than men.
  • Personality disorders (PD) are diagnosed in more men than women.
     

Mental health problems are often more likely to develop at certain ages. Therefore how old you are can affect your risk of becoming unwell.

For example:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is evident from very early on when children start school as their behaviour can be compared to others of the same age. 
  • Schizophrenia can develop in late teens to early twenties for men and early to late twenties in women, although the age range is roughly between 16-45 years.
     

One in four

If you're having mental health problems, you're not alone. About one in four of us will experience some form of mental health problems at some time in our lives, and one in ten children and young people under 15 years has a mental disorder.

SPoA

The SPoA (Single Point of Access) will enable a better entry into our health and social care mental health services, and enable easier access to services, driving up standards of quality care, and a total commitment to improving the patient experience.

We have reviewed access into the CMHT and Crisis teams at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and have further developed and streamlined referrals into the service. There will now be four ‘referral hubs’ where GPs can fax, telephone or email referrals into the service.

The aims of this service development are:

  • Earlier assessment, earlier treatment, reduced repeat assessments
  • Consistent operational standards and specifications across sectors
  • Daily access to senior medical input
  • Prompt advice and immediate support to GPs
  • Short-term advice and support where required
  • Close connective pathways with well-being services
  • Prompt, efficient and effective screening point to all referrals
  • Support and advice to primary care, from within primary care, when needed

Corby & Kettering Community Mental Health Team SPOA, Stuart Road, Corby, NN17 4DY
01536 444892

 

South Northants Community Mental Health Teams, Danetre Hospital, London Road, Daventry, NN11 4DY
Tel: 01327 707229

 

Northampton Community Mental Health Team, Campbell House, Campbell Square, Northampton, NN1 3EB
Tel: 01604 658983

 

Wellinghborough  & Rushden Community Mental Health Teams, Green Lane Clinic
Chancery Lane
Thrapston
NN14 4JL
Tel: 01832 733975

Last updated: 27 September 2013

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Changing Minds Centre

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Changing Minds Centre

Aiming to support the wellbeing and social inclusion of people who are at risk of developing mental health distress and those in recovery. The Centre is also a leading provider of mental health training and education locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. To visit the website click on the their logo above.
 

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