Need Support? Here is a list of Useful Organisations
MK Play Association
MKPA is a charity which provides play to children in the area along with hire of play equipment, a scrap store, craft shop, training for teachers, carers and parents. MKPA have created a number of play craft packs that are available to buy at a low cost. These packs encourage play, creativity and learning ideal for projects at home.
MK Food Bank
Food Bank Helpline 0300 303 4933
The Helpline is open from 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.
Please contact the Food Bank for advice on voucher issuing and where to collect food parcels. The distribution centres are listed on their website. This service is for everyone who needs food. Please pass this information on to anyone who is in need.
Milton Keynes Community Fridges
A simple solution to wasting less through the sharing of good quality food to benefit the people of milton keynes. The community fridges are open to all. If you have a family member, friend or neighbour that are in need of food that can't attend one of our community fridge sessions please come and collect food on their behalf.
Community fridges can be found at:
- Coffee Hall (Woughton Community Council)
- Conniburrow (Big Local Community Hub)
Great Linford (Little Bookshop)
Netherfield (Vineyard Chapel)
Westcroft (Westcroft Pavillion)
Wolverton (The Old Bath House)
Age UK MK Charity
Age UK Milton Keynes works with and for older people to make a real and positive difference that contributes to their wellbeing and quality of life. Talk to an adviser for free, confidential and independent advice on matters that affect older people. They can support you to complete forms, make telephone calls and give practical help and advice. Contact on 01908 550700.
Age UK, the national charity, operates a free, confidential advice line on 0800 678 1602. Open 8am - 7pm, 365 days a year.
We are offering emotional wellbeing support over the phone to the wider community. If you feel that you or anyone you know would benefit from having someone to talk to, either as a one-off or regularly over the coming weeks, please get in touch or pass their details on. If you or someone you know needs urgent or crisis support with their mental health, we are here for you. Our Crisis Café will be operating remotely seven days a week, between 5pm – 11pm and can be contacted during these times by phone on 01525 722 225. Mental Health support across BLMK - phone: 0300 330 0648
The Mayor of Milton Keynes
Councillor Amanda Marlow , the Mayor of MK provides regular updates on her Facebook page. These daily updates include MK Council announcements, Government notices, visits, other MK-related organisations plus notices and advice from other sources.
Keeping Well BLMK
A free and confidential service offering wellbeing and psychological support to key workers in the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes area.
Contact: Phone: 01908 724 227 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refuge provides specialist services to survivors of domestic abuse.
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 (freephone, open 24/7)
or visit the website to access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm.
Mental Health Foundation
Practical advice to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Offer free emotional support 24 hours a day - in full confidence. Call 116 123.
You can also email them: email@example.com
The Carers UK telephone helpline is 0808 808 7777
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
Offers guidance and support for people experiencing problems with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health problems.
Call 0800 326 5559
Rehab Recovery is a helpline set up to help people experiencing issues with alcoholism and drug addiction. Rehab Recovery can signpost you to a number of resources in your local area, including 12-step meetings and treatments such as support groups, residential or home detoxification and aftercare services/sober living housing.
Telephone: 0800 088 6686
Rehab 4 Addictions
Rehab 4 Addiction offers a wealth of resources and information about addiction and mental health. They provide a helpline that offers immediate assistance to those struggling with addiction. They also ffer a comprehensive directory of treatment centres throughout the UK, making it easier for those in need to find help near them.
Telephone 0800 1404690
Money Saving Expert
This website offers practical help and advice on houseold bills, cards and loans, complaints and reclaims, banking and savings, mortgages and homes, travel, insurance, deals and shopping, income and budgeting and help for students.
The Marmalade Trust
Dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships, for all ages.
Better Health Every Mind Matters – loneliness page
Advice & support for loneliness.
Tips for loneliness
Mind Side by Side
If you are over 18, you can join Side By Side, an online community where you can listen, share and be heard by others. visit Side By Side
Men’s Mental Health support and information
For Men To Talk
A chance for men suffering with anxiety, depression and grief to talk with other fellow sufferers.
Offers free confidential help for under-25s to get support online and via a helpline: call on 0808 808 4494, text "THEMIX" to 85258.
A free 24-hour confidential telephone helpline offering information, friendship and advice to people over 55: call Silverline on 0800 470 8090.
The Student Room
Is the largest online community, with a range of different forums to help students get advice and support from others while studying.
A great place to connect with other parents and carers. The website offers advice, knowledge and support help make lives easier on everything from conception to childbirth and babies to teenagers.
A social networking site that offers a forum for over-50s to chat, debate, support each other and share a laugh.
HMRC 0800 015 9559
Universal Credit 0800 328 5644
NHS Only call 111 if you cannot get help online at https://111.nhs.uk