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Mental health and wellbeing

This means different things to different people but ultimately it is around how we think, feel and behave in today’s society.

Where can I go / who can I talk to for support?

Adults

If you are worried about your mental health and wellbeing, and are finding it difficult to cope, you’re not alone - there is lots of help and support available in Buckinghamshire:

GP: You can visit your GP for confidential advice and support

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).

National Domestic Violence For help and advice about domestic abuse call helpline: 0808 2000 247. A list of local support services are also available.

National Debt Helpline / Citizens Advice Bureau For free debt and welfare advice call the on 0808 808 4000 or contact your local Citizen Advice Bureau

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.

Children and Young People


For more information on where can I go / who can I talk to for support children and young people, please click here.

Last reviewed: 27/08/2019