Anyone 18 years or older with a common mental health problem can access the service. However, please let us know if any of the following applies to you as we have tailored some of our interventions to these areas:

Are you pregnant or a recent parent?

We recognise that pregnancy, birth, the period after birth, and the time of adjustment to a new baby can be extremely challenging. This is referred to as the perinatal period.

Being pregnant and a new parent is difficult. It often does not meet our expectation of being a wonderful and exciting time. Instead it is very common to experience low mood or anxiety. We may then experience associated feelings of shame, guilt, or loss of confidence in ourselves as a parent.

Around 1 in 5 women experience low mood and anxiety during the perinatal period. It is also recognised that over 1 in 10 fathers experience depression and anxiety during this time.

We are extremely keen to support both women and men during the perinatal period. One of the options available for new mums who are struggling with low mood or anxiety is a tailored 10-week post-natal wellbeing group. Find out more about this on our Courses and groups page.

Do you have a Long Term Health Condition?

Do you have a long term physical health condition (LTC) for example, diabetes, a cardiac condition or a respiratory condition, that you are finding difficult to manage?

Many people with physical health difficulties can have times when they feel down or worried about this. Feeling down or worried can, in turn, make it harder to manage your LTC the way you want to.

We can help support you with managing the emotional impact of living with a long term condition. Please visit our LTC page to find out more.

Are you a student or young adult?

Leaving home, going to university or getting your first job can be an exciting time but can also be stressful. Studying, the pressures of deadlines and exams, managing your money or sorting out your accommodation for the first time can be overwhelming.

For some people the stress associated with these changes is short lived and soon passes. However, for others it can be longer lasting, and they may need some additional support to feel better.

We can provide support, advice and treatment for people over 18, see Getting help.

Are you a military veteran?

We welcome referrals from people who have served in the armed forces. It is common to feel very low, angry, anxious or distressed due to different situations and psychological therapies can be effective in overcoming these difficulties. We recognise it can be difficult to take the first step to contact us. We do not see seeking support from us as a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

We are trained to work with people from a range of backgrounds and experiences, to listen rather than to judge, and to cope with and understand a range of strong emotions. We hope you feel able to get in contact with us.

To find out more about what we offer please visit our Getting help page.

Are you caring for someone with dementia?

Every year more than two million people in the UK become carers.

Around 1 in 8 adults in the UK are carers and many of these care for a person with dementia. Often people who look after someone, friends or relatives, would not recognise themselves as a carer. You may be taking on a caring role for the first time and may not know what to expect. It can be easy to neglect your own needs and interests when you are busy caring for someone.

We provide support, advice and treatment for anyone who might be struggling. We also offer a tailored group for carers of people with dementia. Please visit our Courses and groups page to find out more.

Are you affected by a disability?

We know that many people can face additional challenges in their lives, both visible or invisible. These include mobility difficulties, neurodevelopmental challenges such as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and sensory impairments such as visual impairments or hearing difficulties.

We can adapt our treatment sessions and materials to support a wide range of needs as required and will discuss what would most benefit you.

We support diversity and equally include everybody

We at NHS Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies are passionate about promoting equality and understand the links between inclusion and wellbeing. We want anyone who may need our support to be able to receive the help they need. We can often tailor our packages of care in a way that is sensitive to individual requirements relating to age, gender, religion, language, culture, disability or sexuality. We strongly believe that nothing should be a barrier to receiving our support.

We have a diverse workforce of therapists, from a variety of backgrounds, age groups, and cultures, who speak a multitude of languages. Where there are specific language needs that cannot be met from within our service, we can arrange interpreters (at no cost to you). We also have materials that are available in different languages. If you feel you have any specific needs, please do inform us, so that we are able to best support you.

We are committed to providing services that are accessible to everyone. We recognise that different people have different needs and we will always do whatever we can to make sure that these needs are met, please see our equality and diversity page to find out more.

For more information see our Getting help page.

Page last reviewed: 14 April, 2023