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Friends in Need are our Friends indeed

The Fitness Garden and Buckinghamshire Mind have been collaborating in different ways since our launch in August 2019 (Yes our first birthday is coming). We have hosted regular mindfulness sessions and a service awareness day at our facility in High Wycombe. Now we are delighted to be supporting the Friends in Need service with a weekly Online Yoga session delivered by the amazing Laila starting Thursday 9th July. Here is some background to the Friends in Need service. As well as information on how to get involved if you or any of your friends could benefit from the great support available.



Friends in Need is a valuable, free service for people who are experiencing depression, anxiety and loneliness. Buckinghamshire Mind’s aim is to promote community resilience by reducing isolation through peer support.

The power of Friends in Need magical peer support is needed more than ever during these current challenging and uncertain times: We have organically and creatively evolved into a virtual source of support and friendship for existing and new members alike.

We have all stepped out of our comfort zone to stay connected and enjoy a plethora of enriching activities such as Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Sacred Sounds, Art and Crafts, Quizzes, Sign Language, Singing, Wellbeing training and more importantly to have a cuppa and a chat with other members during our daily zoom calls.

If you’re interested in becoming a Friends in Need member or would like to know more about our service, please get in touch with your area coordinator on:


Sufia Rahman -  Buckinghamshire Friends in Need Coordinator: Mobile: 07914 669438 Sufia.Rahman@bucksmind.org.uk


Debbie Workman – Friends in Need East Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Team Lead: Mobile 07508 350545, debbie.workman@bucksmind.org.uk


Ansa Khan – Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead (WAM) Friends in Need Coordinator: Mobile: 07496 874882, Ansa.Khan@bucksmind.org.uk


Charlene Morgan – Slough Friends in Need Coordinator: Mobile: 07950 303832, Charlene.Morgan@bucksmind.org.uk


Kara Hale – Bracknell Friends in Need Coordinator: Mobile: 07914 669430, Kara.Hale@bucksmind.org.uk


We look forward to hearing from you 😊

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