Mental Health Advice & Support

If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can seek support by ringing the national domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247 or, if an emergency, please dial 999.

 

Mental Health and Coronavirus

24/7 Mental Health Helpline for Buckinghamshire

Adults: 01865 904 997

Children and young people: 01865 904 998

A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched to provide people with mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic.

The round-the-clock helpline will make it quicker and easier for people in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to get the right advice they need for their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people who need mental health care when their situation is not life threatening.

It will support people of all ages including children and older adults.

People can call Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline when they need to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals for a range of conditions and symptoms including anxiety, low mood, stress, worry,  difficulty with relationships, crying often, feeling helpless, confusion, hallucinations or hearing voices.

People can also call the Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline when they would usually ring 111, speak to their GP, council or police for non-emergency mental health advice.

Healthy Minds Bucks

Healthy Minds is an NHS psychological service which was established in 2008. Since then we have helped thousands of people each year cope more effectively with their depression and anxiety. 

We can offer you a range of free NHS, tried and tested psychological therapies which follow a stepped care model. We use this model to decide which type of treatment is currently most clinically appropriate for you.

Our clinical team is made up of many different staff with a range of backgrounds and training including:

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Interpersonal Therapists

To self-refer or for further self-help information visit our website

click here

Prevention Matters

Helping people in Bucks stay independent and active...

Prevention Matters, seeks to catch vulnerable people in need early on, offering help and support before a situation becomes serious. This will allow them to maintain their health and well-being for longer, avoiding the need for serious medical intervention or long-term social care.

https://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/buckinghamshire/

MoodBuster study

 

If you are feeling low and live in the UK, you may be interested in taking part in a study to evaluate Moodbuster, an online programme that can help to improve your mood and wellbeing. 

Moodbuster is a self-led, online programme and app that has been designed to support individuals experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of depression.

The version that is currently being trialled uses CBT-based support in areas of psychoeducation, behavioural activation, exercise, problem solving and staying well.  

To participate, you must be able to answer yes to the following statements:

  • "I live in the UK,"
  • "I am aged between 18 and 65."
  • "I own a laptop computer and an iPhone/Android smartphone."
  • "I have not been diagnosed with a mental health condition in the past."
  • "I am not currently receiving therapy or begun taking antidepressant medication in the past six weeks."

 

For more information and to sign up, please follow the link below:

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/research/moodbuster

Moodbuster