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 is proud to be in partnership with the Building Futures Programme, which is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The Building Futures Partnership brings together a wide range of providers in partnership to change the lives of disadvantaged adults and young people. Buckinghamshire Mind’s Employment Support Service will work in partnership with the Building Futures Programme to reach those who are furthest from the labour market, offering free support to build their confidence for a future in the world of work. Support will include 1:1 sessions focusing on individual employment goals, careers guidance, work specific courses, emotional support, peer support groups, mindfulness courses, help filling in applications, cover letter writing and interview skills.
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