Help and support during COVID-19

Mental health, loneliness and wellbeing

NHS Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Integrated Mental Health Response Hub where people can access support from a Mental Health Navigator.

Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW)

Link workers are based in GP surgeries and available for anyone registered with local practices to have someone to talk to if they are feeling lonely, isolated, anxious, or just having difficulty coping. They are there to listen and can signpost to other relevant services and help.

Anyone registered with Towcester Medical Centre; Brook Health Centre; Springfield Surgery or Brackley Health Centre can self- refer to SPLW Tessa Matthews or contact reception at their GP practice,

  • Self-referral by Email: tessa.matthews@nhs.net or call 07307 357852
  • Or contact your GP's surgery reception for further information - you do not need to see your GP to be referred to Tessa.

Anyone registered at Grange Park, Blisworth, Roade, Hanslope, Wootton and Denton surgeries can contact reception at their GP practice or

Changing Minds

Support anyone over the age of 17 and a half living in Northamptonshire who is feeling stressed, low in mood or has mild to moderate depression and/or an anxiety disorder. Can offer computerised cognitive behavioural therapy, online wellbeing groups or telephone support. Running a series of COVID-19: managing anxiety on-line webinars, register for on-line.

Stress control

Stress Control classes are usually run through the NHS and HSE within communities.

Northants Mind (Towcester and Brackley) Mental Health Support

Renew 169 Wellbeing Café Towcester Mental health and wellbeing support: Charity Number 1196631 

169 Watling Street, Towcester.  Open Monday - Wednesday 10:00-15:00 Telephone Number: 07761 041293 Email: manager@renew169.org

renew169 Wellbeing Café is a registered charity that offers a safe space where it is OK not to be OK. renew169 is on the Watling Street opposite the Town Hall. Open Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm there is always a kind welcome and someone to listen. There is also an opportunity to take part in shared hobbies and activities.
Under 18's should be accompanied.

Cost: Donations for hot drinks welcomed

Age range: 18 years - 100 years

Mental Health Friends- Brackley group Part of national network of groups, services and advice lines to support people living with mental illness and their carers. Operating virtual meetings and phone contact

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) Preventing male suicide

  • Call 0800 58 58 58 - Freephone open 5:00pm – midnight
  • Live web chat also available

Samaritans Listening service for anyone struggling to cope