Community Action: MK are proud to be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2022! The theme this year is loneliness. 

Loneliness can affect everyone, from young to old and no matter what our profession or current situation is. Connection and communication are vital for us to maintain good mental health and being part of a community allows us to build those connections needed to tackle loneliness.

We’ve collected a range of resources and services for Mental Health available to people in Milton Keynes. Read below to find an organisation offering support. You could also take a look at our signposting channels to find other VCSE groups providing support in the local area.

Local Organisations

Keeping Well BLMK 
Do you work in the Health and Social Care sector or for the NHS and live in Bedfordshire, Luton or Milton Keynes? You may be able to access personalised wellbeing and psychological support. Click here to check for eligibility and access support. 

Mind BLMK 
Mind BLMK offer support to those living in Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes. They work with a range of partners around the area to make sure that no one faces mental health struggles alone. Click here to find service available in Milton Keynes. 

The Mix MK 
The Mix MK is a drop-in mental health service for people to access local service and make new friends. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend the sessions which take place: 
When: Every Monday 14:00 – 16:30 
Where: Unity Park Station (Old Bus Station) Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR

National Services

Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation support anyone who needs help taking care of their mental health. They’re also hosting Mental Health Awareness Week this year. Visit their website to find out more and why they chose loneliness as the theme for 2022. 

Better Health: Every Mind matters Campaign
NHS advice and support for mental health. 

The Campaign to End Loneliness
Advice and research on loneliness and how we can tackle loneliness within the community. Want to support their campaign? Click here to become a campaign supporter.

Heads Up 
Heads Up focuses on mental health for men, supporting men ‘to get happy and stay happy’. They offer toolkits for mental health, a talking service and advice for a range of topics. 

For Men to Talk
A chance for men suffering with anxiety, depression and grief to talk to other sufferers. 

24/7 mental health support and suicide prevention service. They offer a free, confidential helpline, Call: 116 123 or visit their website to have a confidential chat. 

National mental health organisation, providing emergency support to people struggling with their mental health. 
This week, you can also visit their advice page on loneliness and effects on mental health. 
Or call their infoline: 0300 123 3393 for expert advice and support. 

The Marmalade Trust
Marmalade Trust is the UK’s leading loneliness charity for all ages and the only charity in the world specifically dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness. 

The Mix 
Essential mental health support service for young people (Under 25). Call their helpline: 0808 808 4994 or visit their website to access a 1-1 chat service and online advice. 

The silverline
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and support to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call their helpline:  0800 4 70 80 90

Mind side by side
Side by Side is Mind’s online community where you can listen, share and be heard. 

Free support service for children, offering mental health supoort through their free helpline: 0800 1111 or chat to them online

Social networking platform for grandparents to connect with others offering advice, support and friendship. 

Social networking platform for parents to connect with other parents offering advice, support and friendship.