Bucks Mind is still here for you throughout lockdown and beyond

In response to Lockdown 3, we would like to assure everyone that we will be doing all we can to maintain the mental health support and services provided by Buckinghamshire Mind and will be remaining open, whilst ensuring that we are compliant with Covid-secure guidelines and regulations.

We are keen to support as many people as possible over the coming weeks, whilst ensuring the safety of all our service users, volunteers and colleagues.

The government is giving a strong endorsement of the voluntary and community sector to continue to provide support across our communities during lockdown. Buckinghamshire Mind is committed to working flexibility to keep our services going, under strict Covid-secure guidelines.

Below are some key service area updates. We will provide further ongoing updated information on each service area, on their individual website page. For schedules and further details, please click here and visit each service area.

Adult Counselling & Suicide Bereavement Support

Provided remotely via online sessions.

Befriending

Provided remotely by phone with some one-to-one socially distanced outdoor walks to take place.

Children & Young People’s Services

Provided remotely via online sessions and newsletters.

Community Link Workers

Provided remotely via phone and digital platforms (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams). We are also assisting with the vaccination rollout in Mid-Chiltern Primary Care Network.

Employment Support 

Provided remotely by phone, video and digital platforms.

Older Adults’ Service

Provided remotely by phone and Zoom, newsletters and care packages.

Outreach/Recovery Groups

Provided remotely by phone, digital platforms (Zoom, YouTube), closed Facebook group and monthly care packages.

Peer Support Groups

Provided remotely via closed Facebook groups, video and digital platforms.

Perinatal Support Service

Provided remotely via phone and digital platforms (Teams). In exceptional circumstances we are also providing socially distanced face-to-face support with one-to-one walks.

Safe Haven (crisis support) 

Provided face-to-face and by phone.

Training Services

Provided remotely via video and digital platforms.

Wellbeing Groups

Provided by phone support, closed Facebook groups, Zoom groups and newsletter. Some face-to-face in groups are continuing with safety measures in place in accordance with government guidelines.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For up to date COVID-19 advice and guidance, please click here.

For urgent mental health support, please click here.


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