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Health & Wellbeing

Our finances, no matter what they may be, have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire’s (VIN) collaborative telephone befriending service has been shortlisted in the annual HSJ (Health Service Journal) Partnership Awards.  NHFT and VIN work in partnership to deliver the innovative telephone support service, which was first established in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

An “adventure” is defined as an “unusual or daring (even risky) experience”…and the strange thing is, in many ways we’ve been living under a veil of “risk” for two years where even a shopping trip or a takeaway could bring you into contact with a disease requiring your hospitalisation(!) – and yet we’ve perhaps felt […]

Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health for North and West Northamptonshire, has announced that she has been offered and accepted a new role as Director of Public Health at Essex County Council. Leader of West Northamptonshire Council, Jonathan Nunn, said: “I’ve worked closely with Lucy, particularly over the past few years as we’ve battled COVID, […]

Living is not about spending every day “getting by”, that’s “survival”.  Life is not just about being “OK”, but flourishing past ordinary. So, here are 6 habits to not just embrace your ”New Normal” in 2022, but to thrive beyond it

New Year is such a great opportunity to feel like we’ve gotten ourselves a fresh start – so here are 8 ways you can start living the life you want. “Edit” your life Time and energy are too valuable to waste on emotional vampires so: Look carefully at your current relationships. Ask yourself: – Which […]

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire are concerned about those under the shielded list. They need your support, to spread the word and help to identify where the Unmet Need might be and how they can assist in meeting individual vulnerability across Northampton. As lockdown restrictions ease, people start to return to work and adapt to the new normal, […]

Gordon Anderson, a patient who had COVID-19 at Northampton General Hospital, has returned home to his family after 86 days in hospital. Gordon came in to the Accident and Emergency department at the hospital on 27 March with COVID-19 symptoms and a low oxygen level. Following his admission to hospital he needed care in the […]

Healthwatch Northamptonshire is asking you to share your story to help services learn and improve from the experiences of people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds during COVID-19. Healthwatch Northamptonshire is the independent champion for health and social care in the county, representing all residents of Northamptonshire. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Age UK Northamptonshire is set to keep their shopping and hot meals delivery services, due to increasing demand across Northamptonshire. Originally set up as emergency services in response to lockdown, the charity has decided to keep both services as permanent offerings for older people across Northamptonshire. The charity closed the doors to its day centres […]