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Healthy Minds Bucks

The Buckinghamshire IAPT service
Working together to improve wellbeing

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Emergency help

Who to contact in an Emergency

Healthy Minds is not an emergency service. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, feel unable to keep yourself safe, or feel you are in need of urgent support, please contact the following Services

Your GP

During Surgery hours you can contact your GP for an urgent appointment

The Samaritans

You can contact The Samaritans for free on 116 123 or email

Mental Health Helpline

You can call the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline on NHS 111

Calls are free to this number

When to call

Examples when people may call the mental health helpline include:

  • If you have an existing mental health problem and your symptoms get worse
  • If you experience a mental health problems for the first time
  • If someone has self-harmed but it does not appear to be life threatening, or they’re talking about wanting to self-harm
  • If a person shows signs of possible dementia
  • If a person is experiencing domestic violence or physical, sexual or emotional abuse

Who the service is for

  • People in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Banes, Swindon and Wiltshire
  • People of all ages including children and the elderly

What we do

We offer:

  • A brief assessment with a call handler
  • Transfer or signposting to mental health services based on level of need with access to trained clinicians if appropriate

Contact us

You can self-refer yourself, or call on behalf of another person.

Call xxx

Calls cost/free

Stay well

Whatever you are doing, remember to take the recommended health advice to stay well physically.

Go to trusted websites for advice such as GOV.UK and NHS.UK on how to reduce transmission and protect the vulnerable.

For more ideas, visit Mental Health Matters’ guide to Mental wellbeing while staying at home.

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Covid-19 update: We are still accepting referrals into the service and supporting people safely and effectively through the use of digital solutions or telephone appointments. If you have any questions about this please contact us.