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?


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. It also has an online check-up to help assess your own wellbeing. It also provides information on support.

Healthy Minds – is a NHS service. It offers quick and easy access to talking therapies, practical support and employment advice. You can self-refer by:

  • telephoning 01865 901600
  • 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. They offer one-to-one peer support and more. Tel: 01494 463364.

Cruse Bucks (Bereavement) contact by email or by telephoning:

  • 01494 766 455 (Amersham)
  • 01296 425757 (Aylesbury)
  • 01494 511 117 (High Wycombe)

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) by calling 01296 431911.

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (LGS) For lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered people and communities, free and confidential advice can be accessed. Contact 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. Alternatively contact your local Citizen Advice Bureau.

The Samaritans - open 24 hours a day – 116 123 / 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.

Sport in Mind - aim to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity. There are a number of weekly sessions across Buckinghamshire that can be accessed for free by anyone 17+. Please visit the website or contact 01189479762 for more information about sessions near you.

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: 22/08/2022