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Milton Keynes Recovery and Wellbeing College - Mental Health Training
They offer co-produced and co-delivered psychoeducational health and wellbeing courses for people using mental health services, their carers, their families, and members of the public in Milton Keynes. Please click here for more information and to access a timetable of current training sessions.
Mind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing.
Working closely with a range of partners, they offer a number of activities from their wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.
Their aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone. For more information visit their website
Newport Pagnell Community Connection Service
Shout - a new confidential support service for 11-25 year olds
New service from 20th February 2023, for people aged 11 to 25 living in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. They can text the word REFLECT to 85258 to be connected to a trained Shout Volunteer.
The service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can help with issues such as anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression and suicidal thoughts. The conversation, which takes place entirely by text message, aims to help the person texting reach a calmer place with a plan to move forward. It will also signpost them to further support available locally.
Sarah Breton, Associate Director for Children and Maternity Commissioning at Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, said: “We heard from young people that they often find it much easier to communicate via text rather than over the phone, so we’re pleased to be able to provide people aged 11 to 25 across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes mental health support via Mental Health Innovations’ text messaging support service.
“The service can help with a range of issues, including anxiety, bullying, depression, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, and more. It’s free, anonymous and won’t show up on your phone bill.
“If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, text REFLECT to 85258 and you’ll be connected with a trained Shout Volunteer."
Yis Young People's Mental Health
YiS Young People’s Mental Health is a local charity that supports the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Milton Keynes. The YiS Early Support Hubs provide a drop-in service for young people aged 11+ who would like a safe space to access support for their mental health and wellbeing without needing a referral or an appointment. Young people will gain access to light touch, early intervention information, signposting, and guidance to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing needs before they hit a crisis point. Hubs enable young people to meet like-minded peers in their community. Early Support Hubs offer brief 1:1s with Hub Staff to support young peoples mental health and wellbeing, these 1:1’s are bookable via the website. For more information please visit their website
Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions Training 3rd April 2023
Chat Health Promotion - School Nurses
ChatHealth - ChatHealth is an award-winning messaging service for young people aged 11-19 years, available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm (automatic bounce backs respond to incoming messages out of hours). As our lives have changed over the last few months due to the coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for young people to have easy access to support, particularly in the absence of face to face contact. The text number for this service is 07480 635517 Or visit www.chathealth.nhs.uk to start a chat. For more information about ChatHealth, our organisation or for further general health advice and support for service users visit our website www.mkchildrenshealth.cnwl.nhs.uk