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
Our wellbeing groups provide activities based around the Five Ways to Wellbeing: connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. The groups aim to support the wellbeing and mood of our service users through activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, interactive games and gentle exercise.
The groups support people in their recovery journey and enable them to become more confident and independent. This can play a crucial role in an individual’s recovery, leading to engagement with activities in the community, volunteering and even paid work.
We offer art and music sessions plus groups exclusively for women or men, which encompass many different activities designed to improve mental wellbeing. Groups often go on outings and day trips to enjoy activities such as walking, swimming and bowling. Our annual seaside trip is always popular, with very positive feedback from service users.
For more information about our wellbeing groups in Aylesbury, click here
For more information about our wellbeing groups in Chiltern and south Bucks, click here
For more information about our wellbeing groups in High Wycombe, click here
To view the full Timetable, please click here.
To find out more about our Fees, please click here.