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 www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs.

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.

 oxfordhealth.bucksCAMHSSPA@nhs.net

 01865 901951

 www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/bucks/

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.

 dementiaroadmap.info/buckinghamshire/

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.

  bucksmind.org.uk

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.

 bucksmind.org.uk/guide/

 mindguide@bucksmind.org.uk (updates and corrections)

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

 buckssafehaven@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Safe Haven Support Leaflet

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.

 counselling-directory.org.uk

Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is a 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 Healthy Minds. You can self-refer.

 healthy.minds@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

 01865 901600

 healthymindsbucks.nhs.uk 

You can also rate and review Healthy Minds Bucks

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

 memorysupport@alzheimers.org.uk

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].

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

 onerecoverybucks.org/

POhWER

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

 pohwer@pohwer.net

 pohwer.net

Wycombe Mind

Support for people who have a range of mental health illnesses.

 enquiries@wycombemind.org.uk

 01494 448279

 wycombemind.org.uk/index.html

How the GP can support a person with dementia

GPs and GP practice staff (including practice nurses) have an important role in supporting people with dementia and their carers. It is important that people with dementia and carers have regular check-ups with their own doctor (at least once a year). They should see them as soon as possible if they have any concerns about their health. This page looks at the different kinds of support available from a GP for a person with dementia. It also explains how they and their carer can access them.

 https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/help-with-dementia-care/how-gp-can-support-person-dementia