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Bucks Council - Don't suffer in silence

By Clerk to the Parish Council Little Marlow Parish Council

Monday, 11 October 2021

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Little Marlow Parish Council Contributor

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Some of us find it hard to talk about how we’re feeling. The pandemic has affected all of us in different ways and for many, it has been a difficult time.

The theme for this year is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ and aims to raise awareness of the inequalities facing those affected by mental health.

Mental health issues can affect any of us at any point in our lives. Although women are more likely to report suicidal thoughts, men are three times more likely to die by suicide. Evidence suggests that people from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are at higher risk of developing a mental health problem in adulthood but are less likely to receive support for their mental health.

This is why Buckinghamshire Council and our partners in the Suicide Prevention Group and our Champion the Change Hub are promoting good mental health for all.

If you need to speak to someone, the Bucks 24/7 Mental Health Helpline is a great place to start. Anyone concerned about their mental health or that of a loved one can ring 111 at any time, day or night to speak to an NHS mental health professional. They are ready to listen and support adults and children who need advice urgently to ensure they get the right help at the right time.

There are plenty of other ways to find support locally:

  • Talk to your GP
  • NHS One You – Every Mind Matters
  • Healthy Minds Bucks
  • Kooth (online support for young people)
  • Young Minds
  • Childline or 0800 1111 (national agency)
  • Samaritans - call 116 123 (24 hours)
  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - call 0800 585858 (7 days a week 5pm-midnight)
  • MIND - call 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)
  • PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) - call 08000 684141 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm + 7pm-10pm, weekends 2pm-5pm)
  • Youth Concern - call 01296 431183
  • Buckinghamshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - call 01865 901951
  • Buckinghamshire Adult Mental Health Services - call 01865 901600
  • Shout (free 24/7 text service) - text Shout to 85258
  • Safe Haven – Wycombe call 01494 218098 (7 days, 6pm – midnight), Aylesbury call 01296 453017 (Sun-Wed, 6pm – midnight)

If you have concerns that you or someone you know is about to act on suicidal thoughts call 111 or 999, or go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. In Buckinghamshire this is at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Contact Information

Clerk to the Parish Council

  • 01628 890301

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Community Office, The Pavilion, Little Marlow, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3RS

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