Activity Groups (Chiltern & South Bucks)
Our groups are held at different locations in the Chiltern and South Bucks area and are supported by experienced staff and fully trained volunteers.
The social aspects of the groups are as important as the activity and enable people to try new things in a supportive environment with others who have had similar experiences. All standard materials and resources are provided.
Members Social Groups (Sun House, Chesham) – Monday (12-3pm) and Friday (11-2pm)
Our groups provide social stimulation and activities for Bucks Mind members offering a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment to socialise, share experiences and receive support.
The groups are primarily intended for people with more severe and long standing mental health issues who need structure and support in order to stay well.
- Discussion of current events (sometimes heated!)
- Board games, puzzles and quizzes
- Arts and crafts
- Trips out
Some of our members choose to come to the same drop in each week, to meet up with friends and support each other, but all members are welcome to drop in at any of the sessions.
Arts and Crafts (Sun House, Chesham) – Thursdays (2.45PM)
A chance to take part in a wide range of arts and crafts and develop or rediscover skills.
Regular activities include:
- Painting (watercolours, acrylics, ink etc)
- Sewing (we have a sewing machine!)
- Card making
- Seasonal crafts
The social experience of the group is intended to be as important as the activities themselves – you don’t need any special talent to join in, just enthusiasm and a willingness to try new things. The group is relaxed and soothing. People leave feeling calm and de-stressed.
Lanterns Group (Chalfont St Peter- Gold Hill Church) – Tuesdays (10-3pm)
Lanterns is a social and activity group which meets on Tuesdays. It aims to give people the chance to build friendships and it facilitates access to activities and trips with the support of staff and volunteers.
Clients agree an agenda which might include day trips (e.g walks at Black Park or bowling) guest speakers, creative activities, pool, badminton, swimming at the leisure centre, competitions and quizzes.
How to access these services
People are generally referred by the AMHT using our referral form. We need a certain amount of information and to meet the person so we can assess suitability for a particular group to ensure they will benefit from it and we can meet their needs. People use their direct payments if they are eligible to pay the membership fee. Please call us for more information or to arrange a visit.