Action for Happiness

In Northampton we have been working in partnership with the national charity Action for Happiness to promote the 10 evidence- based activities people can do to improve their well-being enabling more people to Live Life to The Full. This is the acrostic GREAT DREAM...

Resource Packs

Our mental health subgroup has pulled together some people with real passion and expertise in the area of mental health. It is clear that there is some excellent work going on in Northamptonshire. 1. We have compiled a Resource List of Services locally and online- to...

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is being introduced into general practice across the country and the use of non-medical interventions will become the norm as part of personalised care plans. This provides opportunity for the paradigm shift of an asset-based model (looking at what...

Supporting Faith Groups

The mental health subgroup has conducted a survey of faith leaders to explore how churches support people experiencing challenges to their mental health, to share good practice and to identify resources to support people more effectively. Seventy eight responses were...

Mental Health Cafes

Well-being cafes and Happy Café run very successfully in Northampton. In fact they are being used as a model for others to follow. These are opportunities for those with mental health issues to gather together in social environments to support each other, and do...