Other sources of support

There are lots of other organisations who can provide help, information and support. Click the link below for some of the local and national organisations available.

Mental Health Organisations

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Provides specialist mental health services to people in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties.
Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Buckinghamshire Mind
Buckinghamshire Mind provides support for a range of mental health disorders. Their web directory has further links to local services in Buckinghamshire.
Website: www.bucksmind.org.uk

Counselling support

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
www.bacp.co.uk

South Bucks Counselling
www.southbuckscounselling.org

Wycombe Counselling Service
www.bucksmind.org.uk

Chiltern Counselling
www.chilterncounselling.org.uk

Aylesbury Mind Counselling
www.bucksmind.org.uk

Relate
Relationship counselling and advise, sex therapy and mediation
www.relate.org.uk

Employment Support

Bucks Workability
Offers support to people with disabilities who are looking to investigate employment opportunities in Buckinghamshire
www.bucksworkability.com

Support for family and friends

It can be really tough for the family and friends of someone experiencing depression, anxiety or stress. They often want to help, but are unsure how best to do this. Click on the links below to find out more about the support available for family and friends, and how they can help.

Carers Bucks
Carers Bucks is an independent charity that supports unpaid family carers in Buckinghamshire.
www.carersbucks.org

MIND
MIND is a charity that offers advice to those caring for someone experiencing anxiety or depression.
www.mind.org.uk/help/carers

MIND also organises a befriending scheme:www.bucksmind.org.uk/befriending

Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity for those affected by anxiety disorders. Below is a link to some information on their website about how family, friends and carers can support someone who is experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
www.anxietyuk.org.uk/about-anxiety/helping-family-and-friends/

Overcome Depression
The link below offers advice on supporting and caring for a friend or relative with symptoms of depression.
www.overcomedepression.co.uk/showingaffectionsupportencouragement.html

Depression Alliance
The Depression Alliance also offers information for people who are concerned about someone with depression.
www.depressionalliance.org/help-and-information/friends-and-family.php

Time to Change
Time to Change is a programme that focuses on putting a stop to stigma and discrimination associated with mental health. Their websitewww.time-to-change.org.uk provides information and advice about talking about mental health.

Further Information

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Information about evidence based treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
www.nice.org.uk

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
www.iapt.nhs.uk

Last updated: 20 October, 2016