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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

Updated: 12th June 2018

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.

Updated: 14th June 2018

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

Updated: 12th June 2018

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. (updates and corrections)

Updated: 12th June 2018

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

Updated: 22nd October 2018

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.

Updated: 12th June 2018

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.

Updated: 18th December 2018


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.

Updated: 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.

Updated: 10th July 2018

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].

Updated: 10th July 2018

One Recovery Bucks

One Recovery Bucks is for anyone aged 18 or over who is using, or affected by the problems associated with drugs and/or alcohol.

0300 7729 672

Updated: 14th June 2018


Our services in Buckinghamshire:

  • Independent mental capacity advocacy (IMCA), including deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS) and paid relevant persons representative services.
  • Independent mental health advocacy (IMHA)
  • Community advocacy
  • Direct payments

0300 456 2370

Updated: 12th June 2018


If you or someone you know is experiencing a health or wellbeing issue and would like more information and helpful tips Rightsteps can help. Rightsteps is a UK health and wellbeing specialist.

Rightsteps provide information and advice to help people understand and address common mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood. Rightsteps also provide expert information and guidance relating to alcohol, drugs, smoking and other health and wellbeing-related issues.

Find out more

Updated: 18th April 2019

Youth Concern

Youth Concern is a registered charity, which offers help and support to vulnerable young people aged 13-25 years.

They have a drop-in centre in Whitehill Lane, which offers young people a safe place to meet and access guidance, support and counselling.

01296 431183

The Uptown Coffee Bar, Whitehill Lane, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8FL

Updated: 5th June 2019

Youth Enquiry Service

Youth Enquiry Service (YES) is a charity based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, that offers free and confidential support and counselling to 13-25 year olds.

01494 437373

52 Frogmoor, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5DG

Updated: 5th June 2019

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