Mind the Gap

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Mind the Gap social and activity groups offer the opportunity to meet as and when you want to, make friends, share experiences, learn from each other and enjoy a social life.


Who is it suitable for?

Adults in Buckinghamshire with mild to moderate mental health problems. We also offer a group specifically for men.

What can I expect?

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. Activities include bowling, board games and table tennis, or you can just come along for a coffee and a chat.

We meet at the following venues:

Social group, Mark & Spencer’s cafe, High Wycombe: Mondays, 2pm-4pm

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

Men’s group, Healthy Living Centre, Aylesbury: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm

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

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

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

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

How do I access this service?

You don’t need a referral to join Mind the Gap. Please contact Pauline Hayden on 07788 438 134 or pauline.hayden@bucksmind.org.uk

We 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.


There is no charge for this service.

What our service users say

“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.”


Mind the Gap leaflet
Mind the Gap Men’s Group leaflet
Volunteers Needed leaflet

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.