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Be Healthy Bucks

Be Healthy Bucks is a free health and wellbeing service that can make a real difference to quality of life.

Their tailored support focuses on helping people make healthier lifestyle choices that will create long-lasting, positive change.

Be Healthy Bucks offers services for adults, children and young people across Buckinghamshire, including:

  • Adult weight management
  • Child weight management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Support to reduce alcohol consumption
  • Community-based NHS Health Checks

03332 300177

Last updated: 20th April 2023

Buckinghamshire CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service)

Bucks CAMHS are specialist mental health services for children and young people provided by the NHS.

Young people can self-refer themselves from age 14 and the service is more than happy to take referrals from parents, teachers, health professionals, social workers or youth workers.

Referrals can be made in 2 ways:

  1. Calling the SPA telephone line 01865 901951, 8am-6pm Monday-Fridays or
  2. An e-referral which is available on the recently updated CAMHS website

If a parent or teacher would just like advice about a young person, but are not sure that they need a referral, they can call the SPA telephone line to discuss their concerns.

01865 901951

Last updated: 4th July 2019

Buckinghamshire Council’s Dementia Toolkit

Buckinghamshire Council’s Dementia Toolkit is an online hub for people living with dementia and those caring for them.

It offers advice on finding help with many of the challenges that people living with dementia might face, from early stage memory loss to financial difficulties and planning future care.

Last updated: 5th June 2023

Buckinghamshire Dementia Roadmap

The Buckinghamshire Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Buckinghamshire Mind

Independent charity working to support and represent people with mental health needs in the local community. We do this through providing high quality services including:

  • Activity Groups and Peer Support
  • Older People’s Services
  • Befriending
  • Employment Support
  • Counselling for Adults
  • Counselling for Children & Young People

We work to provide a voice for people with mental health needs, to fight stigma and campaign to influence policy and decision making locally. We are committed to making sure our services are inclusive and meet the diverse needs of people in Buckinghamshire.

01494 463364

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Buckinghamshire Mind Guide to Adults Mental Health Services

In association with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

This is a guide to services for Adults. For children, see the Buckinghamshire CAMHS website.

This is a new directory of services, apps and other help available to anyone who is worried about their own mental health and well-being or that of a friend or relative. The Buckinghamshire Mind Guide is intended for members of the public and a wide range for professionals, from NHS and health services to the police, local authorities and care providers. It provides a database that can be easily searched and navigated so that people with a mental health problem can access the support they need.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Buckinghamshire Mind Safe Haven Support Services

Safe Haven is staffed by Bucks Mind workers and supported clinicians from within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Staff aim to create a supportive setting where service users can receive emotional support, plan how to keep themselves safe and be signposted to appropriate community based services.

Please be aware that this is not a drop-in service.

Admissions to Safe Haven are by referral from the Aylesbury Vale Adult Mental Health Team. Service users are also able to self-refer.

07500 350553


Safe Haven Support Leaflet

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies

Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies is an NHS service offering quick and easy access to talking therapies, practical support and employment advice.

Anyone who is feeling depressed, anxious or stressed, is aged 18 or over and has a GP in Buckinghamshire can request help from Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies. You can self-refer.

01865 901600

You can also rate and review Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies.

Last updated: 27th April 2023

Counselling Directory

Confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. Use it to find a local qualified counsellor or psychotherapist.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Forensic Mental Health services

Forensic mental health services specialise in the assessment, treatment and risk management of people with a mental illness or personality disorder whose behaviour has led, or could lead, to offending.

The level of secure service a person is accessing (high, medium, low, or community) is determined by the level of risk a person is thought to pose.

Services for Buckinghamshire provided by Oxford Health

Forensic Community Mental Health Teams

Low Secure Forensic Inpatients

Medium Secure Forensic Inpatients

Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (FCAMHS)

First published: 14th September 2022

Heads Up

Heads Up exists to help men stay happy. They have a toolbox that can help you overcome common issues like trouble sleeping, feeling low and money worries.

First published: 3rd January 2020

Hectors House

Hector’s House aims to prevent suicide and mental health stigma through education, awareness and support. (Based in Berkhamsted)

Text HECTOR to 85258 (Helpline open 24/7)


First published: 20th September 2022


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

First published: 5th June 2019

Making Life easier and more enjoyable for those living with dementia

There are ways to make life easier and more enjoyable for a person with dementia. This gives some practical advice for those living with dementia and carers, for example, dental care, delirium and making difficult decisions.

Last updated: 3rd January 2020

Memory Support Service

The Memory Support Service can support people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers who live in Buckinghamshire. The advisors are members of a fully trained and dedicated team working in the community alongside GP surgeries and memory clinics, and will offer information, guidance and support. The advisors can help in different ways, either by meeting with you in your own home, or via a telephone conversation.

Contact the Memory Support Service

01296 331749

The Memory Support Service is run by Alzheimer’s Society on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council and in partnership with Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups [CCG].

Last updated: 14th April 2021

Men Can Heal

Giving men a safe space and a chance to meet, talk and share their own experiences regarding mental health.

The group meets fortnightly on Thursdays from 8-9pm and on the last Saturday of every month in Aylesbury. See website for location details.

First published: 20th September 2022

Mental Health Helpline

Call the helpline to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During office hours, people who already use mental health services should contact services directly. This service is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

01865 904 997 (Adults)

01865 904 998 (Children and young people)

First published: 16th April 2020

NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS)

This is a dedicated local-community-based service for veterans and those transitioning out of the armed forces with a discharge date.

The service provides a range of treatment, from recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early support, to therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma.

Where appropriate, help is also provided for other needs that may affect mental health and wellbeing – for example, with housing, finances, employment, social support and reducing alcohol consumption.

In Buckinghamshire, this service is provided by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note that the telephone number below is the general line for Berkshire Healthcare Mental Health Services.

0300 365 0300

First published: 20th November 2019

Older Adult Community Mental Health Teams

Provides mental health services in the community to people who are over 65 years old, who are experiencing functional or organic mental health problems. Also supports younger people with dementia. Run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Aylesbury/North Bucks

01865 901468

Whiteleaf Centre, Bierton Road, Aylesbury, HP20 1EG

Wycombe/South Bucks

01865 901309

Shrublands, Queens Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6PT

First published: 13th May 2020

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