An online database of mental health services and support has been launched in Buckinghamshire.
The Buckinghamshire Mind Guide is for members of the public, patients and carers alongside a wide range of professionals, from NHS and health services colleagues to the police, local authorities and care providers.
It has been launched by Bucks Mind and funded by Oxford Health.
The website was tested by people who use mental health services before it was launched to ensure that it was easy to use and met the needs of those who would use it most.
One Buckinghamshire Mind Volunteer Befriender said: “As someone who has long bemoaned the lack of joined up information for Buckinghamshire mental health, this database will be the way to find help and support in future.”
Andrea McCubbin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Mind, said: “Our new online directory of services is an invaluable resource for individuals and health professionals, public bodies and care providers. The website provides details of all the services in Buckinghamshire that people experiencing mental health difficulties might need. Mental health problems affect all areas of people’s lives and it can be very difficult to find the right help and support. The Buckinghamshire Mind Guide now makes it much easier for people to access the wide-ranging services available in the county.”
Samantha Robinson, Head of Buckinghamshire Adult Service for Oxford Health, said: “I am delighted that, through our joint commitment to improving access to mental health support across Buckinghamshire, we have created this excellent resource. I am confident that this will become an essential mental health guide that will continue to grow over time.”
Any Buckinghamshire mental health organisation can email to request be included in the Buckinghamshire Mind Guide.
Find the Buckinghamshire Mind Guide at bucksmind.org.uk/guide.