Mental Health and Wellbeing

Good mental health is about feeling well in your own mind. Good mental health and resilience are fundamental to our physical health, our relationships, our education, our training, and our work and to achieving our potential. Our mental health can change over time. This can be because of life events which cause distress or unhappiness, or it can happen with no apparent cause. These changes can lead to mental health difficulties or illness.
In an emergency dial 999 or call Samaritans on 116123.
For more information about local services please use the Adult Care and Health Directory and Mental Health Specialist information

There are a large number of recognised mental health conditions that doctors can diagnose such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress and schizophrenia. Your doctor may suggest a number of treatments such as medication, counselling or therapy. In many cases these treatments can be very effective and help you get back to a state of good mental health. If necessary they will refer you on for more specialist support.

If you have concerns about your mental health, speak to your GP. They will ask you questions about your mood and any strange or negative thoughts or feelings you may have been experiencing, to help to understand what is wrong and make a diagnosis.

Mental Health Services in Milton Keynes

Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust offer mental health services across Milton Keynes for people of all ages. Please go to their website for more information.  

For more information on mental health services and resources in Milton Keynes please visit the NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Comissioning Group Mental Health directory.

Local Mental Health Campaigns and Resources:

HeadsUp is a local campaign that aims to prompt men to recognise when they are feeling low and how to take action.

Visit the HeadsUp website:

  • For an online check-up and toolkit for men's mental wellbeing.

  • To see information on what local services are available to support men before crisis point is reached.

  • To find out how to support a man in your life who may be feeling low.

See The Signs is a local campaign to encourage awareness of how to support someone with suicidal thoughts and encourage us to talk openly about suicide.

Five Ways to Wellbeing - five steps that we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.

Milton Keynes Mental Health Challenge - raise awareness of mental health and encourage people to talk about mental health by signing up to the Milton Keynes Mental Health Challenge.

Mental Health in the Workplace - national and local resources to support organisations and businesses to support workplace mental health and wellbeing.






Last Updated: 8 July 2019