Children and Young People’s Services
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we at Buckinghamshire Mind are closely following the Government’s guidelines on health and safety measures regarding social distancing. As such we have made important changes to our services to ensure the safety of our service users, volunteers and staff. To ensure the safety of all, we have removed the aspects of this (these) service (s) that involves face to face groups and/or 121 meetings. We will continue to create and develop innovative ways of delivering remote mental wellbeing support that focuses on tackling social isolation and promoting positive emotional wellbeing.
As such, we are still running this (these) service (s) remotely, including (this is not an exhaustive list):
- daily phone/email/text support
- online activities and support groups
- live groups via various digital platforms
- postal care packages- including motivational ideas, group activities and peer communication
- practical support, such as shopping and liaising with external services
Buckinghamshire Mind’s provision for children and young people consists of two services:
We work with children aged four to 18 years old in various settings, including: infant, primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, youth clubs and sports clubs. We deliver a range of educational sessions including: assemblies, workshops and full training days. Find out more
This service is available to both primary and secondary schools in Buckinghamshire. Our team will deliver training to sixth formers or Year 5/6 in mental health awareness and help them become Peer Supporters to the students in younger years. Find out more
Counselling for Young People:
Due to lack of funding Buckinghamshire Mind is no longer able to provide a counselling service for Children and Young People.
Please see below a list of other services that provide support for Children and Young People.
Youth Concern – Aylesbury
- 01296 431183
Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Youth Enquiry Service – High Wycombe
- 01494 437373
Counselling Directory – To find a private therapist in your local area.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – For mental health issues, if you are 16 or 17 and live in Buckinghamshire, you can:
- Contact us yourself from Monday-Friday 08.00-18.00 on 01865 901951, to ask to be seen by your local CAMHS
- Or self-refer online https://secureforms.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/