Support groups in your area
Support in your local area
To get help if you're staying at home because of coronavirus, please search the Bucks online directory for information on volunteer groups and services.
County wide support
Below is an up to date list of organisations who are offering support to people affected by coronavirus across Buckinghamshire. If you need support or can volunteer to help, please contact the groups directly.
To talk about your feelings you can also contact a GP or one of the local support organisations including:
- 24/7 Mental health crisis line for all ages – FREEPHONE Adults: 0800 783 0119 & Children and Young People: 0800 783 0121
- NHS One You – Every Mind Matters - then click on ‘Every Mind Matters’
- Healthy Minds Bucks
- Kooth (online support for young people)
- Young Minds
- Childline (national agency)
- Time to Change (national agency)
- Time to Change Bucks (local agency)
- Samaritans - call 116 123 (24 hours)
- CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - call 0800 585858 (7 days a week 5pm-midnight)
- MIND - call 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)
- PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) - call 08000 684141 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm + 7pm-10pm, weekends 2pm-5pm)
- Youth Concern - call 01296 431183
- Buckinghamshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - call 01865 901951
- Buckinghamshire Adult Mental Health Services - call 01865 901600
- Shout (free 24/7 text service) - text Shout to 8525
- Rehab Clinics Group (Student guide to managing mental health)
You can also call the Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline when you would usually ring 111, speak to your GP, council or police for non-emergency mental health advice.
If you have concerns that you or someone you know is about to act on suicidal thoughts call 111 or 999, or go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. In Buckinghamshire this is at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
There is further information and advice, including support for people bereaved by suicide, on the Buckinghamshire Mind website.
Help for people with cancer
People with cancer (many of whom are in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable group) and their families might feel especially worried about the virus, as cancer and its treatment can lower your ability to fight infection. Cancer Research UK have provided some advice that may help.
The websites below are continually updated to give the most up to date information as it emerges from central government.
If you require further information, our trained local advisers can help you. We are adapting to the situation and do not have as many advisers as usual. If there are delays in getting through, please call back. We want to help and are grateful for your understanding.