Peer Support Groups
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
Peer support groups offer the opportunity to socialise and take part in activities with people who share similar experiences. Buckinghamshire Mind provides the following peer support groups.
A friendly peer support group that covers Bucks and East Berkshire and aims to help members manage depression and anxiety by trying uplifting, fun and free of charge activities. Find out more
A Twice-monthly peer support group held in Burnham Library. Find out more
A peer support group in Marlow that provides women experiencing mental health problems with an opportunity to meet like-minded people in an informal setting. Find out more
Social and activity groups in Chesham and High Wycombe where people can meet as and when they want to, make friends, share experiences, learn from each other and enjoy a social life. Find out more