Health and wellbeing

Libraries provide health information and wellbeing advisors offer advice on health issues including weight loss and quitting smoking. We also have a variety of events for all ages providing a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends in our community hubs.​

Northamptonshire health services

NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group

​Responsible for designing local health services by commissioning (or buying) health and care services for people living in the Corby area.

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group

​Responsible for designing local health services by commissioning (or buying) health and care services for people living in the Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough areas.

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National health and disability resources

Change4life

​NHS website, which encourages people to eat well and move more to help them live longer.

Department of health

​Leads, shapes and funds health and care in England.

Easy health

​Health information in plain English with additional pictures and symbols.  Designed for people with learning disabilities to understand their health.

Frank

​Information about drugs for young people, their friends and families. 

Learn My Way: cancer support

​Information on cancer and the support available to people with cancer and also their families.

Macmillan cancer support

​Support and information for people living with and after cancer.

Mencap

​Support for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

NHS Choices

​Gateway to medical advice, healthy living and finding NHS services.

NHS England

​The main aim of NHS England is to improve the health outcomes for people in England.

NHS Start4life

​Healthy tips and advice for pregnant women, new mums, dads-to-be, friends and family.

Patient

​Written by GPs, this site gives factsheets and patient experiences on a wide range of medical conditions.

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Northamptonshire health and disability resources

Age UK Northamptonshire

​Information, advice and support for enable older people.

Better caring

​Advice and information about care homes in your area.

Deafconnect

​Local organisation for deaf and hearing impaired people.

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

Local organisation for blind and partially sighted people.
Online referral form to give details of person in need of services and support.

Northamptonshire carers

​Help and support for anyone providing unpaid care to a friend or family member.

Northamptonshire Centre for independent living

​Supporting disabled people and carers across Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Learning Disability Partnership Board

​Aims to make Northamptonshire a better place to live for people with learning disabilities.

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Mental health and wellbeing resources

Alzheimer’s society forum

​Online community for anyone affected by dementia. It's a safe place to ask questions, share your experiences and receive advice and support.

Ask Normen

​Information and support for anyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Northamptonshire. Including the Interactive Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Guidance Tool.

Changing Minds

​Information and services to help people living in Northamptonshire to improve their mental wellbeing.

Counselling directory

​Find a professional counsellor or psychotherapist near you. Also information, articles, news and events.

Living Life to the Full

​An online course to help you regain control of your life.

Mental Health Foundation

​Information and advice on getting help with a variety of mental health issues.

Mind

​Information and advice on mental health issues.

MoodGym

​Online course to help people with depression.

Talk Out Loud

​Website provided by the Northamptonshire Mental Health Stigma Programme to encourage awareness of the mental health needs of young people.

The Lowdown

​Free and confidential counselling, information and support services to 12-25 year olds.

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