Buckinghamshire Mind works in partnership with other local organisations to deliver vital mental health services to more people in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire.
We are working in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and as part of a Mental Health Integrated Community Service team to deliver the Community Connector service in East Berkshire. We work with Primary Care Networks, alongside GP’s, Mental Health Practitioners and Clinical Psychologists to provide support to those experiencing significant mental health problems, who are wishing to access services in their local community.
We work in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council to deliver our Befriending service, which offers short term support to adults who are lonely or isolated as a result of mental illness. We also work in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council and other organisations to deliver the Rough Sleeper Initiative to provide support with mental health, drugs and alcohol and housing.
Champion the Change, funded by Buckinghamshire Council, 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.
We are proud to be in partnership with Building Futures, which is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The Building Futures Partnership brings together a wide range of providers to change the lives of disadvantaged adults and young people.
Buckinghamshire Mind’s Employment Support service works with the Building Futures Programme to reach those who are furthest from the labour market, offering free support to build their confidence for a future in the world of work. Support includes one-to-one sessions focusing on individual employment goals, careers guidance, work specific courses, emotional support, peer support groups, mindfulness courses, help filling in applications, cover letter writing and interview skills.
Mind in Berkshire
Mind in Berkshire is an exciting collaboration between Buckinghamshire Mind and Oxfordshire Mind aimed at increasing third sector capacity to deliver mental health support and to develop mental health awareness across Berkshire. Working with existing providers, Mind in Berkshire aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and skills and to enhance capacity.
NHS England has funded our partnership with Buckinghamshire CCG and three Primary Care Networks to deliver a Social Prescribing service in Aylesbury, Chesham and Little Chalfont. Our Social Prescribers, called Community Link Workers, can draw on our community knowledge to work with adults who have any non-medical needs; having a holistic approach and by finding out what really matters to them.
We work in partnership with Oasis to enable service users from within our Safe Haven and Employment Support services, to gain access to specialist support around substance misuse, homelessness, and physical and mental wellbeing.
We have worked in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust since 2016, providing Community Based Support for mental health. We work collaboratively with various teams across Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, including Community Mental Health Teams, the crisis pathway (Safe Haven), and the specialist Perinatal team.
The Safe Haven partnership expanded in August 2021, working with Connections Support and Citizens Advice Bucks to provide dedicated support for those in crisis experiencing issues around benefits, housing, and substance misuse.