Mind the Gap

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Mind the Gap (MTG) was originally started by two service users 10 years ago. They understood that peer support was an important part of their recovery, so they set up Mind the Gap 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.

You don’t need a referral to join Mind the Gap, but it would be a good idea to ring either Chris (07722 828587) or Pauline (07788 438134) before coming to one of our sessions. We do know that joining a group can sometimes be difficult, so if you’d like to bring a friend or family member to support you during the first few visits, then you’re welcome to do so.

We welcome everyone and would love to meet you. If you’re recovering from a mental health problem and would like to find support and make new friends, then come and join us.

A services user’s thoughts about Mind the Gap

“I hate to think where I’d be without this group, probably struggling much more than I do now. I admit to being wary of joining the group when it was suggested as an option, but I settled into the group nicely. I hate it if I know I’m not going to be able to get there, which is rare fortunately.

I feel I have grown as a person over the time I’ve been going. I am more confident and more able to join in and be an active member. I know I am missed if I’m not there, the same as I miss the group. I can chat with others and help if I can. I may not be much of a talker, but I know I am a good listener and I have compassion for others. The group has definitely brought this side of me out.”

We meet at the following venues:

Social group, Sainsbury’s coffee shop, High Wycombe: Mondays, 2pm-4pm

Bowling group, Hollywood Bowl, High Wycombe: Fortnightly, Tuesdays, 11am– 12noon

Social group in BB’s Muffins, Aylesbury: Wednesdays, 2pm to 4pm

Yoga group, The Bagnall Centre, Chesham: Thursdays, 10am-11am (£2 per person)

Social and board games group in Costa Cafe, Chesham: Thursdays, 12noon to 3pm

Table tennis group, White Hill Centre, Chesham: Thursdays, 11am-12pm (£3 per session)

Social and board games group in Costa Café, Chesham: Saturdays, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

For more information, contact Pauline Hayden: 07788 438 134 or pauline.hayden@bucksmind.org.uk

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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 info@bucksmind.org.uk and we will get back to you to discuss your individual needs.