It is with sincere regret, effective immediately, Buckinghamshire Mind will suspend all wellbeing groups until further notice. This applies to the following services:
- Women’s Wellbeing Group -Monday High Wycombe
- Monday Social Group in Chesham
- Lanterns Tuesdays in Chalfont St Peter
- Milestones Wednesdays in High Wycombe
- Thursday Art Group in Chesham
- Friday Art Groups in High Wycombe
- Older Adults Groups (Pippin and Park Club) Monday – Thursday
- Wings in Aylesbury Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
- Men’s Social group Friday – Chesham
- Mind the Gap – all groups
**Please note: All other services are still operational in line with Government and Public Health advice. This includes services such as Safe Haven in Aylesbury and High Wycombe. **
The decision to suspend these wellbeing groups are in line with the very strong public health messaging being communicated from the Government and Public Health regarding limiting all social contact and practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Buckinghamshire Mind are reviewing our services daily in line with government guidelines and will continue to remain open for services the best we can. We will continue to adhere to all outlined protocols in order to ensure safeguarding and the safety of our service users, volunteers, colleagues and the community.
Although we will not be running services that include bringing current service users together in group situations, we can still offer a range of support in varied and creative ways to help service users navigate their mental health during this crisis. All existing wellbeing group service users will be contacted by a relevant Bucks Mind colleague.
We do this with very heavy hearts and will of course aim to get these up and running again as soon as we receive the appropriate communications from the government.
Please check our website regularly for updates and we would like to remind you of national Mind’s information and support:
Corona virus and your wellbeing
Also a valuable information source on looking after your mental health during this time, by the Mental Health Foundation:
Looking after your mental health during corona virus outbreak