Mind BLMK (Milton Keynes) have a central Wellbeing Centre (based on Midsummer Boulevard) where we offer peer support and our bereavement by suicide support service. We also have a Community Garden project at York House in Stony Stratford and work across the community to promote better mental health and wellbeing.
Peer support service
Peer support groups offer a safe space for people to share their own mental health experience and recovery journey and feel heard and supported by others.
- Mixed peer support group 10:00 – 11:30 (Zoom)
- Women’s peer support group 12.30 – 14.00 (Zoom)
- Men’s peer support group 18:30 – 20:00 (Face to Face)
- Mixed peer support group 18.00 – 19.30 (Face to Face)
The groups will be led by a Peer Support Worker with lived experience of mental health and built-on shared personal experience and empathy with a focus on working towards wellbeing and recovery.
The Milton Keynes Bereavement by Suicide Support Service is there to help you during the grieving process. The loss of a loved one to suicide is a unique circumstance that can leave the bereaved with unanswered questions and complex feelings that can be hard to understand and process. Mind BLMK can offer support and information to help you with this.
The Milton Keynes Crisis Recovery Service aims to provide support for individuals in mental health crisis who would like to address their immediate mental health needs, as well as manage their well-being in the long term.
This service will enable an individual in mental health crisis to work on a one-to-one basis with a Mind BLMK Crisis Recovery Support Worker. Individuals will be supported to help understand why they may feel in crisis at times, and to work on how to make positive change and find solutions to manage their longer-term wellbeing and increase their resilience.
Mind BLMK Crisis Cafés are safe, non-judgemental spaces that you can come to if you find yourself in crisis or mental distress in the evenings. You will be met by a trained mental health worker who will listen and help you identify ways to address the problems you are facing.
- Milton Keynes Crisis Cafés: 226 Queensway, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2TE. Open seven days a week, 365 days of the year, between 5.00pm – 11.00pm.
If you would like further information about Crisis Cafés, please email: email@example.com or call: 0300 330 0648 (open 9am – 4:30pm). Please note that they cannot offer crisis support over the phone during these hours.
Milton Keynes Talking Therapies is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. This is a free, confidential NHS service providing talking therapies for low mood or depression and anxiety difficulties.
They offer a range of evidence based talking therapies which are delivered by trained NHS professionals.
Their Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners deliver a range of low intensity interventions for people with mild to moderate difficulties or who have recently become anxious or depressed. These guided self-help interventions are delivered online and in workshops as well as on the telephone and face to face.