Information and Options Workers

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Information and Options Workers provide one-to-one support for those recovering from mental health problems.

We are part of the NHS Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) at the Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury (covering North Bucks and parts of Bedfordshire, Oxon and Hertfordshire) and Saffron House in High Wycombe (covering South Bucks and parts of Berkshire).

Who is this suitable for?

We work with people who have severe and enduring mental health problems and have been referred to the CMHT at the Whiteleaf Centre or Saffron House.

What can I expect?

Our Information and Options Workers provide one-to-one support. We look at what recovery means to you and how to support you on this journey.  All support is planned according to your individual circumstances and needs. We will support you at all stages of your journey; from leaving a ward, to being discharged from the CMHT.

Our Information and Options Workers support includes:

  • 1:1 support to access community groups and activities
  • 1:1 support to access exercise groups and gyms
  • Exposure work – support with anxiety so that you are able to leave your home and gain back your freedom
  • Support with volunteering
  • Signposting for employment support
  • Signposting to community groups and activities
  • Short term and medium-term support offered

How can I access this service?

Referrals are made by the Community Mental Health Team. The first point for anyone experiencing any mental health problems should be your GP, who can then make a referral to the CMHT.

Fees

There is no charge for this service.

What our service users say

“What has really helped me is just talking about how I feel.  Talking with other people, and the social contact I am getting through my music and sport activities, really helps me feel a lot better and gives me a lot to look forward to.”

If you feel you require any support to access this service, for example hearing loop, translator or mobility aids, please call 01494 463364 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you to discuss your individual needs.