Reducing loneliness

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is ‘ the impact of loneliness’.

At Bucks Mind, we offer a range of local services to help reduce loneliness amongst our community, including our Wellbeing Service.

This service offers a wide range of groups and activities to help support people experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

Brian lives alone and has early stage Alzheimer’s. He recently joined our Older Adults’ Wellbeing Group after experiencing loneliness, isolation and anxiety.

Brian says:

“To offset loneliness it is necessary to have set things to do such as crossword puzzles and to make oneself go out to meet people. But making arrangements to go out causes me anxiety and stress.”

Brian has found that attending the Older Adults’ Wellbeing Group has helped with his feelings of loneliness. The Group is run by trained Wellbeing Workers who can support Brian to manage his anxiety and help him to engage in social activities.

The Older Adults’ Wellbeing Group offers a relaxed, safe and informal setting for older adults aged 65 + who are experiencing mental health problems, to meet and socialise with others.

Sessions run at Sun House in Chesham on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

To find out more, please contact Lynne Remick on 07944 309064 or email lynne.remick@bucksmind.org.uk

To find out more about our Wellbeing Services, please click here.


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