YOUR WELLBEING MATTERS TO US
Are you 18+ and experiencing:
Social isolation? Mental Health difficulties?
Homelessness? Long term conditions?
Housing issues? Bereavement?
Cost of Living difficulties/finance issues?
Please come and join us on
the 1st Wednesday of the month
1pm till 3pm
in the Mead Centre
for our social prescribing
We can discuss your worries and issues to hopefully support you moving forward.
This can be an informal chat or if you prefer more privacy, we can arrange an appointment in Newport Pagnell Medical Centre or Kingfisher surgery.
Used by clinicians and now prescribed by clinicians, ShinyMind is a mental health and wellbeing app that has been co-designed with NHS staff and is now available to you as a wellbeing prescription, to help you live better with your condition and feel happier.
Sign up for your FREE access to ShinyMind here.
Hear what our clinicians have to say about ShinyMind:
* update February 2024 *
We are currently inviting some of our patients to take part in Shine Bright Virtual Groups. This is a free 4-week online Mental Wellness course delivered by the ShinyMind team and Dr Tayo Kufeji. If you have received an invitation message, please follow the links for more information and to book a place.
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
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.
Milton Keynes Talking Therapies Service (IAPT)
This service provides NHS talking therapies for common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression. Click HERE for information.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
MK Wellbeing - New 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."
Mind BLMK and CNWL launch Young Person’s Sanctuary in Milton Keynes
Mental Health Crisis Support for 14-17yrs
Mind BLMK is delighted to be working collaboratively with CAMHS and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) in Milton Keynes to provide crisis services for young people in need of mental health support.
The sanctuary is launching at CAMHS Eaglestone Health Centre, Standing Way, Milton Keynes MK6 5AZ on Wednesday 24 January, where it will then operate every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 5pm and 10pm, as well as on Saturdays between 4pm and 10pm.
Mind’s Young Person’s Sanctuaries are safe, non-judgemental spaces where young people can come if they find themselves in crisis or mental distress in the evenings. There is no need to call ahead or book an appointment. If you are aged 14-17, simply drop in and you will be met by a trained youth mental health professional who will listen carefully and help identify ways to address the problems you are facing. The teams will also be able to refer and signpost to other services if required.
For more information about the Milton Keynes Young Person’s Sanctuaries, please visit the Mind website.
Young People With Dementia
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