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24/7 Mental Health Helpline

Number 0800 448 0828


Northamptonshire and Brackley MIND

Mind offer mental health services including crisis support, counselling, one to one support, group and peer support and wellbeing courses.  More information can be found on the website. 

Home | NorthamptonshireMind

Tel: 01604 634310, Email:


NHS Mental Health Support

Information and advice on mental health conditions.

Self-harm - NHS (

NHFT IAPT Talking Therapies

NHFT Talking Therapies works with people across Northamptonshire who are trying to get back on track, although they may feel stressed, low or anxious.

Initial assessment by telephone and can offer a range of evidence-based talking therapies. Can provide therapy by phone, through video link, or face to face. This could be on a one-to-one basis or as part of a group.

Alternatively, you can sign up for our online programme and webinars, working at your own pace, in your own home. 


Crisis Café Northampton

Mind Cafés have professional mental health workers who can offer you a safe space. Our aim is to support people to reduce any immediate crisis and to safety plan; drawing on strengths, resilience, and coping mechanisms to manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Professionals can also refer and direct you to further services if required.

Crisis Cafes are open to anyone 18 years old or over who are finding themselves in crisis or need support with their mental health. No appointment required just drop in:

Anchor House @ Northampton Mind, 6/7 Regent Square, Northampton NN1 2NQ, Tel: 01604 634310/624951. 

Open Monday 12 – 10pm, Tuesday 12 - 10pm, Saturday 2 – 10pm

Crisis cafés | NHFT – visit website for most up to date information and timetable for crisis cafes throughout Northamptonshire.


Northamptonshire NHS Talking Therapies

Initial assessment by telephone and can offer a range of evidence-based talking therapies.

Northamptonshire NHS Talking Therapies | NHFT


National Self Harm Network Forum

The forum aims to support individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress also to provide support and provide information to families and carers of people who self-harm.

The NSHN Forum

Battle Scars

We are a small, dedicated, 100% survivor-led and run charity offering local, regional, national as well as international support around self-harm.

Battle Scars run virtual groups for parents/family/friends of people who self-harm.


Battle Scars - Home (



SupportLine provides a confidential helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at-risk groups and victims of any form of abuse.

SupportLine - Confidential Emotional Support for Children, Young Adults and Adults

Helpline: 01708 765200



Harmless support people who do or are at risk of self-harm.

Home - Harmless


Self-Injury Support

Self-Injury Support run a UK-wide multi-channel support service for women and girls affected by self-injury, trauma and abuse.

The website includes information, resources and self-help tools. The helpline is temporarily closed but hopes to re-open summer 2023.

Self Injury Support



CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) offers a guide to self-harm.

Telephone Helpline 0800 58 58 58

Self-harm | Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) (


Shout 85258

Shout is a free and confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK | Shout 85258 (

Text `Shout’ to 85258 anytime, day or night



SANE is a leading UK mental health charity improving the life of anyone affected by mental illness.

SANEline remains the only out of hours national specialist mental health helpline, available 365 days a year to people in crisis.

Helpline 0300 304 7000 4pm – 10pm

Home - SANE


Sane Textcare

Sane Textcare is designed to provide emotional support and connection at the times you need it most. This is a confidential service for those aged 16 and over, and each message sent will be individually written for you based on the information you give.  For this reason, you need to submit your request a minimum of 72 hours before the time you would like to receive a message.  Only one message can be sent in a seven day period.

Textcare - SANE



Alumina (formerly self harm UK)

Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people (11 – 19 years old) struggling with self-harm. Each course has up to 14 young people, all accessing the sessions from their own phones, tablets or laptops across the UK. 

The courses take place on different evenings of the week and are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers. You don’t need an adult to refer you or sign you up, and no-one will see or hear you during the sessions – you’ll just join in via the chatbox.


Youth Mental Health Foundation

Youth Mental Health Foundation offer a free online course for parents of a self -harming child : Learn how you can support your self-harming child’s healing.

Youth Mental Health Foundation

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