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Children and Young People Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)

CYPMHS is here to support children and young people up to the age of 18 in Northamptonshire, experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

The team offers a range of interventions and therapies delivered individually or in groups, in partnership with families in a number of locations.

Children and young people's mental health services in Northamptonshire | NHFT Live Chat is available 9am – 7pm Monday to Friday.

Consultation line 0800 170 7055 or Text SHOUT to 85258 anytime.


The Lowdown

The lowdown is Mental Health charity, providing free and confidential support services for 11- 25 year olds in Northamptonshire. 

Services include counselling, wellbeing drop-ins, LGBTQ+ support, practical support and sexual health.

Tel: 01604 634385+

07585 737482 LGBTQ Group

The Lowdown | Free and confidential support for 11-25 year olds




KidsAid is a Northampton Charity providing therapeutic support for children and young people who have suffered any form of trauma.

KidsAid works with children and young people aged 3 – 18 who have experience trauma ranging from anxiety, illness, peer pressure and bullying through to family breakdown, attachment issues, bereavement, behavioural difficulties, domestic violence, neglect, physical and sexual abuse.

KidsAid offer a range of 1:1 therapies and therapies to parents, carers and siblings. 

Anyone can refer via the referral form on their website of calling 07471 762737

KidsAid | Childrens Charity Northampton


Youth Works Northamptonshire

Youth Works offers mental health support to 11-18 year olds in Northamptonshire.

Support for young people including counselling, drop-in support, sexual health advice and youth activities

Tel: 01536 518339

Youth Works Northamptonshire


Talk to Frank

Honest information about drugs.

Honest information about drugs | FRANK (

Call Frank 0300 123 6600 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Text a question to Frank 82111 and Frank will text you back

Live chat services 2pm – 6pm, 7 days/week



NGAGE with Aquarius is an early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10 -18 in Northamptonshire.

NGAGE is a free and confidential service which provides information, education, advice and support to young people in relation to drug and alcohol use.  Self-referrals accepted.

Tel: 01604 633 848

Northamptonshires Young People's Service | Supporting Young People (


Northamptonshire Young Carers

Northamptonshire Young Carers Service provides assessment and support for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged 5 to 25 who help care for someone who has a long term illness or disability.

Needs assessment, support planning, 1:1 support, targeted groups, social activities and awareness training.

Tel: 01933 677907, Option 3 or Email:

Young Carers | Home | Northamptonshire Carers Association (


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. 

Information for 11-18 year olds - how to get help and support - Mind 

Tel: 01604 634310, Email:

The Frank Bruno Foundation

The Frank Bruno Foundation offer wellbeing programmes and structured non-contact boxing sessions for anyone over the age of 10 years who are experiencing problems with ill mental health. 

To discuss referrals email

Home - The Frank Bruno Foundation


Northamptonshire Children’s Trust

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust ​is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in November 2020. Our responsibility is to deliver children's social care and targeted early help services on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council.

Our teams across all of our front-line children and families support services will listen to your concerns and offer information, advice, and signposting to services that may be able to help.

If you are worried or concerned about something that has happened to you, a friend or someone you know, please call us on 0300 126 7000.

Welcome to Northamptonshire Children's Trust (


Stonewall – Young Futures 

Hub for all young LGBTQ+ people thinking about their next steps.

Stonewall Young Futures | Stonewall


Ask Normen

LGBTQ support services for children and young adults in Northamptonshire

Confidential Helpline Service for 12-25 year olds: 01604 622223

LGBTQ Support (


Service Six

Service Six is an award-winning Northampton based charity, committed to changing lives and creating futures for disadvantages children, young people and their families.

Service Six offer wellbeing services, counselling, online and phone services, positive activity and vocational services.

To find out more about their services call 01933 277520 or email

Service Six- Service Six supports children and young people to live healthier & happier lives!



Time2Talk is a mental health charity that offer a range of free services for young people in the Daventry District and Northamptonshire areas.

This includes counselling (in Towcester) for young people aged 11 – 18, which can be accessed by calling 01327 706706 (by appointment only).

Time2Talk drop in times Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm.

Time2Talk, The Abbey, Market Square, Daventry NN11 4XG.

Crisis Café for young people aged 12-18. Monday 4pm – 8pm.  Café Track 18 Market Square, Northampton NN1 2DL and Thursday 4pm – 8pm YouthWorks, Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering NN16 9HX.

Time2Talk - Your Time to Talk, Our Time to Listen. | time2talk


Young Minds

Young Minds are the leading UK charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. 

Young Minds provide young people with the tools to look after their mental health. Their website is full of advice and information on what to do if you are struggling. They also help parents/carers who are worried about their child’s mental health with tips, information and advice through their Parents Helpline service.

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds


stem 4

stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those supporting them, including families and carers and education professionals through the provision of mental health education.

This is primarily provided digitally through education programmes and pioneering mental health apps.  Links for these apps can be found on their website.

stem4 - supporting teenage mental health



Thinking of suicide? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINE UK, open 9am to midnight every day - 0800 068 4141. Email:, Text 07860 039967

Papyrus Prevention of young suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention | Prevention of Young Suicide (



If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.

Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.

Can provide BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing impaired.

Telephone Helpline 0800 11 11 open 24/7

Childline | Childline


National Bullying Helpling

Information and advice for anyone dealing with bullying

Helpline 0300 323 0169 open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Information and advice about all forms of bullying (


The Mix

Offers online information as well as helpline support to under-25s about anything that’s troubling them.  Email support is available via their online contact form.

Free 1-2-1 webchat service and telephone helpline available. 4pm – 11pm seven days a week 0808 808 4994

The Mix - Essential support for under 25s


Voice Collective

Voice Collective is a UK–wide project that supports young people up to 25 who hear voices, see visions, or have other sensory experiences or beliefs.

Voice Collective also offer support to parents/families.

Voice Collective



Tellmi is a safe, anonymous app where you can talk about absolutely anything. From anxiety to autism, dating to depression, or self-harm to self-esteem, sharing your experiences with the community helps you to feel better. 

Moderators check everything to keep you safe and in-house counsellors are always on hand if you need extra support.




Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community providing free, safe and anonymous support.

Home - Kooth


OCD Action - Youth

OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access support for anyone under 25 affected by OCD.

OCD Youth is run by young people for young people with OCD.

Helpline No: 0300 636 5478

OCD Youth - OCD Action


Calm Harm

Calm Harm is a free app that helps you manage or resist the urge to self-harm.

Calm Harm is an award winning app developed for teenage mental health charity Stem4 using principles from evidence-based dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

The app is private, anonymous and safe.

Home - Calm Harm App


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

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