Wellbeing Groups (Chiltern & South Bucks)

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Our groups are held at different locations in the Chiltern and South Bucks area and are supported by experienced staff and fully trained volunteers.

The social aspects of the groups are as important as the activities and enable people to try new things in a supportive environment with others who have had similar experiences. All standard materials and resources are provided.

Members Social, Wellbeing and Art Groups at Sun House, Chesham – Mondays and Fridays

Our groups provide social stimulation and activities for Buckinghamshire Mind service users, offering them a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment to socialise, share experiences and receive support.

The groups are primarily intended for people with more severe and long standing mental health issues who need structure and support in order to stay well.

We have something different on the agenda each week incorporating the 5 ways to wellbeing and including things like:

  • Wellbeing activities, such as healthy eating or gentle exercise
  • Discussion and chat
  • Board games, puzzles and quizzes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Trips out
  • Pool
  • Bingo

Lanterns Group at Gold Hill Baptist Church, Chalfont St Peter – Tuesdays

Lanterns is a social and activity group that aims to help build friendships and facilitate access to activities in the community, with the support of staff and volunteers.

Service users agree an agenda, which might include short trips out, guest speakers, creative and wellbeing activities, pool, badminton, swimming at the leisure centre, discussion, competitions and quizzes.

How to access these services

People are generally referred by the Adult Mental Health Team, but may access via our referral process. We need a certain amount of information and to meet the person so we can assess suitability for a particular group to ensure they will benefit from it and we can meet their needs. People use their direct payments or PIP if they are eligible to pay the membership fee. Please call us for more information or to arrange a visit.

See our pages on Activity Groups in other areas:

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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.