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Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Arc Bucks PCN Directory.
ith over 200 people benefiting from Accompanied Walks so far, our community outreach project is now firmly embedded as part of the Museum’s wellbeing offer.
The project provides an opportunity for members of the community who have little or no opportunity, or need some encouragement and support, to venture outdoors or interact with other people.
By spending an hour or so in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum, in the company of a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer, learning about our unique collection of heritage buildings and rare breed farm animals, Accompanied Walkers benefit from:
• A dose of ‘Vitamin green’ from being outdoors in a rural setting.
• The security of being in a supervised setting (as opposed to a public park) with toilets.
• A social interaction.
• The knock-on wellbeing benefits associated with the above, such as an increase in confidence, a greater ability to manage existing health conditions, and a diversion from negative thoughts.
• And most likely, pure enjoyment!
Champion the Change Buckinghamshire is a partnership of local organisations and people who are committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination and create hope for those affected by mental illness.
By transforming misplaced attitudes and increasing understanding of mental health, we can tackle the unnecessary barriers those living with mental health conditions can face all too often.
At the heart of our campaign are our volunteers, called Champions, who have lived experience of mental illness and stigma. They use their voices, experiences and passion to help end negative attitudes and behaviours to those suffering with mental illness.
Mensnap are a photography-based mental wellness support group for men. Our friendly group meets every two weeks and discusses emotions, feelings, and mental health concerns.
You do not need to be interested in photography to join this group, all you will need is a camera, which can be a smartphone or any other digital camera.
The group is led by Steve Rose and Luke Callaghan. Steve is a qualified Psychotherapist and Luke is a full-time Photographer. Both are always on hand.
We meet in a private room called the “The Churchill Tap” which is part of the Chequers Pub, High Street Marlow. Although we are in a comfortable pub environment, no alcohol is served during our meetings.
Yoga therapy may help with many issues and medical conditions including anxiety, depresion, respiratory conditions, back pain, arthritis, heart conditions, digestive problems, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia, RSI, migraine, insomnia and stress. It can be appropriate for a wide range of ages and lifestyles as well as those looking for a healthier way of life.
– Monday Chair Yoga 11.15am @Wrights Meadow Center (£5)
– Tuesday Therapeutic Yoga 7pm @Marlow Bottom Village Hall (£12)
– Wednesday Chair Yoga 2pm @ The Band Room, Amersham (£10) – to start in January –
– Wednesday Hatha Yoga 5.45pm @the Cedar barns, Hazlemere (£11)
– Thursday Therapeutic Yoga 9.40am @ the Wellness barn, Marlow (£13)
Lindengate is a multi-award winning Nature based Health and Wellbeing Charity based in Wendover, Bucks, at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Since 2014, and with the support of over 200 volunteers, Lindengate has transformed from a disused allotment site with 2 metre high nettles, to a unique 6 acre secret garden with a Nature Reserve, Ponds, Heritage Orchard, Kitchen Garden and Sensory Garden with sculptures and heritage-based art hidden across the site.
Lindengate@Home (#lindengate@home) is for everyone who might be struggling with their wellbeing and isolation. Our normal structure and balance in life has been seriously disrupted and many of us are having to deal with life changing circumstances in so many different areas.
Memory Pathways is for anyone living with memory loss, or mild to moderate dementia and their carers. The sessions run between 10.30 and 12.30 on the first, third and last Fridays of the month. The group provides the opportunity to meet up with people in similar situations to enjoy nature based activities, make new friends, have a relaxing and stimulating time and get support.
At each session, there are seasonal nature based activities, arts and crafts, singing, reminiscing, poetry and more. Please email Referrals@lindengate.org.uk for initial enquiries.
At Wycombe Mind we believe that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We work hard to support anyone that needs our help and assistance in the Wycombe district; including High Wycombe, Marlow, and Princes Risborough. We offer peer support groups throughout the week as well as a number of activities from our centre and local venues. We are also involved directly with the community in the various outreach projects we run.
Buckinghamshire Mind We connect. We support. We influence. We deliver services in our local communities, in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire.
Many separate activities from Bucks Mind can be found under the Mental Health Directory.
At Chiltern we can provide Music Therapy, Neurologic Music Therapy and Community Music services both digitally and in person across England.
We work with people of all ages and needs. We work with people in acute, targeted, rehabilitative and continuing and preventative care. We have outlined below some of the different areas that we support but we are not limited by this, so please do get in touch to see how we can support you. Click on the boxes to find out more.
Currently there is a regular group session in High Wycombe.
Counsellors at South Bucks Counselling have trained in the psychodynamic model, and as such, consider that as adults we are all strongly influenced by our earliest experiences and relationships. Counselling involves thinking about a client’s life history. Clients usually need help with current distress, so our counsellors think through immediate concerns as well as formative experiences.
There is a small charge for these services.
Mental Health Mates aim to provide an informal opportunity for both sufferers and carers to meet with peers and walk and talk without fear of judgment whilst getting some valuable time in the outdoors.
The idea for Mental Health Mates came from journalist and mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon, who set up her first local group in London in 2016. Now the #findyourwe campaign has enabled volunteer led groups to spring up all over the country connecting people dealing with mental ill-health and their carers, loved ones and families who are welcome to attend.
SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
Art Beyond Belief produces innovative and thought-provoking projects in faith-based and health-care settings, and excluded communities. Our work is community-centred. We develop tailor-made projects that successfully promote greater understanding between different community groups, encourage interaction with other sectors of society, and inspire our clients
Fun, casual, drop-in sessions for people experiencing mental health problems. No experience or special equipment needed, just bring yourself. Everyone welcome! Every Thursday 11 – 12pm
The Beacon Sports Centre, Holtspur Way,
Holtspur, Beaconsfield HP9 1RJ
|Our counsellors, psychotherapists, doctors, care coordinators and pain management specialists help people through the long recovery journey. We offer one-to-one therapy, group activities and other support including for physical pain.
Many Local Free Face to Face and Online activities available.
|StayingSafe.net offers compassion, kindness and easy ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience. The website provides vital ‘Safety Plan’ guidance tool, with easy to print / online templates and guidance video tutorials purposefully designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.|
|Whatever you’re going through, call free any time, from any phone, on 116 123. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Samaritans are not just for moments of crisis, but for taking action to prevent the crisis.|
|Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We have conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.|
Fun, casual, drop-in Tai Chi session for people experiencing mental health problems. No experience or special equipment needed, just bring yourself. Everyone welcome! Every Monday 11:30-12:30PM
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A free app for people with suicidal Ideation if you ever speak to someone affected by it. It helps the individual contact services that can help when experiencing Suicidal ideation.
Downloadable on the App store or Google Play store.
Kooth, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop. Users can go online and access effective therapies strategies to manage their own mental health in a safe and confidential