If you are worried about your mental health and wellbeing, and are finding it difficult to cope, you’re not alone.
If you are concerned about someone's mental health, and believe that they are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others call 999.
Mental Health services in Buckinghamshire
If you have concerns about your mental health you should contact your GP. Your GP will be able to talk with you and help direct you to the support that is right for you. This may include a referral to NHS mental health services.
NHS mental health services in Buckinghamshire are provided by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. They provide a 24/7 service to all adult mental health patients across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
The Whiteleaf Centre in Buckinghamshire provides overnight cover, with the capacity to see people at home, or elsewhere in the community (for example an out-of-hours GP surgery).
Telephone: 01865 902 000
Local help and support contacts for adults
Heads Up – Heads Up exists to help men stay happy. It provides a toolbox that can help overcome common issues like trouble sleeping, feeling low and money worries and also has an online check-up to help assess your own wellbeing. It also provides information on support.
Healthy Minds – (is a NHS service offering quick and easy access to talking therapies, practical support and employment advice). You can self-refer by telephoning 0844 225 2400, texting “TALK” and their name to 0779 866 7169, email, or visiting their website. The website also provides access to a range of on-line evidence-based self-help resources.
Bucks MIND provides support to people with mental health needs and offers one-to-one peer support and more. Tel: 01494 463364.
Cruse Bucks (Bereavement) by either telephoning 01494 766 455 (Amersham), 01296 425757 (Aylesbury), 01494 511 117 (High Wycombe) or by email.
Buckinghamshire and Mid-Thames Relate (Relationships) by telephone: 01296 427973 or by email.
Carers Bucks (unpaid carers) by phoning 0300 777 2722 (calls charged at local rate) or by email.
CALM (Support for Men) helpline /and webchat service which is specifically to support men (from September 1st 2015).
Age UK Buckinghamshire (Vulnerable and isolated older people support) can be accessed through by calling 01296 431911.
Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (LGS) For lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered people and communities, free and confidential advice can be accessed via 0300 330 0630 (Daily 10am-11pm).
The Samaritans - open 24 hours a day – 08457 909090 / Child Line 0800 1111 – free and confidential helpline for children and adults in the UK.
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) - helpline 0800 068 41 41.
Local help and support contacts for children and young people
Ring Childline to talk about how you are feeling: 0800 11 11
You can find information about who to contact in emergency on the Oxford Health NHS website
Young Carers Bucks - Are you aged between 6 and 18, and regularly looking after someone in your home who has a long term illness/condition? Young Carers Bucks could offer you help and support.
YES: Youth Enquiry Service, based in High Wycombe, offers free counselling, information and support for 13-25 year olds.
CAMHS: Provides mental health services for children and young people aged 0-18 years.
Referrals must be made via a professionals who knows the child or family e.g. GP, teacher, School nurse, social worker, etc. Young people aged 16-17 are also now able to directly self-refer via the phone.
Child Bereavement UK - If someone important to you has just died, or you have just found out they are very seriously ill, you are not alone and you can get help and support. If you need to talk to someone you can email via the website, or call on 01494 568900 – your call will be confidential.
The Young Minds website contains lots of useful information on mental health and emotional wellbeing for young people, parents and professionals.