New Project to support people in mental health crisis

Safehaven is a partnership between Oxford Health, Bucks Mind, Connections Support and Citizens Advice Bucks, launched to provide people in mental health crisis with an alternative to attending Accident and Emergency.

Please see details below on how to access and refer to the service.

Anyone can self refer to the project or professionals can refer over to provide targeted support to adults in mental health crisis in Buckinghamshire, for example if they are feeling suicidal, having unwanted suicidal ideation or feeling very overwhelmed or manic. For more information about the project and to self refer or make a referral please visit the project website

Working in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bucks Mind works collaboratively with you to empower you and provide emotional listening support as well as helping you to manage your mental health better.
We help you to understand where to go for help in the local community, but most importantly to feel safer and create safety plans if you are struggling to keep yourself safe due to thoughts of self-harm or of ending your life.

Safehaven

 

The service offers face-face groups with the option of a 1-1 discussion with a trained crisis support worker.
We are also offering 30-minute telephone or video support calls for people who cannot access the service face-to-face.

Safe Haven allows you to talk openly about how you are feeling and to build trusting relationships with supportive members of staff, without the fear of being judged. We work with you in a very empathetic and genuine way, no matter what the crisis is.

How to access the service

The Bucks Safe Haven service is operating in Buckinghamshire from 6pm- midnight, in the following locations:

High Wycombe: 7 nights a week

260 Desborough Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2QR

Please call: 01494 218098

Aylesbury: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Peach Tree House, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bierton Road, Sapphire Way, Aylesbury,

Buckinghamshire, HP20 1EG

Please call: 01296 453017

Please note, we will ask for some brief contact details during the first call.

We would encourage self-referrals where possible. However, if you are a professional and would like to make a referral into the service, please email us at: [email protected]

Please note, our email address is accessed from 6pm – midnight daily and we will aim to contact the individual on the day they are referred to us.

Safe Haven is not a drop-in service.

There is no limit to how many nights you can call us, although we would only be able to offer one call per evening.

Safehaven is a partnership between Oxford Health, Bucks Mind, Connections Support and Citizens Advice Bucks, launched to provide people in mental health crisis with an alternative to attending Accident and Emergency.

Please see details below on how to access and refer to the service.

Anyone can self refer to the project or professionals can refer over to provide targeted support to adults in mental health crisis in Buckinghamshire, for example if they are feeling suicidal, having unwanted suicidal ideation or feeling very overwhelmed or manic. For more information about the project and to self refer or make a referral please visit the project website

Bucks Safe Haven offers a safe and supportive environment, for anyone living in Buckinghamshire ages 18 years or over as an alternative to A&E, for people experiencing mental health crisis.