Mental Health

Milton Keynes Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Milton Keynes Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is a free, confidential NHS service providing psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.


Service Six

To self-refer to Service Six can be utilised for support with mood management and anxiety.

Their contact details are and telephone helpline number 07718003219 which is only available Monday to Friday 9-5pm only.

Young Minds

Young Minds provides a helpline of support and advice to anyone worried about their own mental health and well-being, or are worried about someone else. This charity also offers a free helpline for parents.

Tel: 0808 802 5544 (Parent’s helpline open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm)


This website also offers a free 24/7 text message crisis line, if you need urgent help text YM to 85258.


The NHS change4life website has lots of suggestions for healthier recipes, tips for activities (including indoor activities for rainy days) and food facts:


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123




Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393


IAPT team - for counselling and psychological therapies.

Self-Referral: MK Talking Therapies

You may also refer yourself by calling 01908 725099 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Youth Information Service (YIS)

To self-refer to Youth Information Service (YIS) a counselling service in MK and offer support via an online referral. Tel: 01908 604700 E:


SHOUT provides free 24/7 confidential support via text for anyone in crisis and struggling to cope.

You just need to text SHOUT to 85258 to be contacted to a trained Crisis Volunteer. SHOUT volunteers will provide action listening and collaborative problem-solving.



Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.



Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927