Tower House Surgery
Map PointerTower House Surgery, 169 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3AF
Appointments: 01494 526840
Out of Hours Service: 111

Surgery Opening Times

Monday7.15am - 6.30pm
Tuesday7.00am - 6.30pm
Wednesday8.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday7.00am - 6.30pm
Friday8.00am - 6.30pm

Useful Local Links

Addiction Support

Alcoholics Anonymous
0845 769 7555 (national helpline)
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
A 12-step program that aims to get alcoholics to sobriety

AL-Anon 
02074 030888
www.al-anonuk.org.uk
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

DrugFam
08453 883853
www.drugfam.co.uk
DrugFAM supports families affected by a loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol. The aim is a positive outcome for everyone including those misusing drugs or alcohol.

FRANK
0800 776600
www.talktofrank.com
For friendly, confidential drug advice, talk to FRANK, or visit the website.

Narcotics Anonymous
0300 999 1212
www.ukna.org
A fellowship of recovering drug addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Skype meetings also held online for those who cannot meet in person.

One Recovery Bucks
0300 772 9672
www.onerecoverybucks.org
One Recovery Bucks is the new adult integrated substance misuse service for Buckinghamshire.

This services is a simpler & inclusive system that combines STAR's, SMART and Bucks Carers.
It is a single point of access for all services users and there families/carers.
Patients can also self refer via the website or calling the number.
The main hubs are in Wycombe & Aylesbury and are open 6 days a week.

GamCare
0808 8020 133
www.gamcare.org.uk
GamCare provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem.

Gam-Anon 
08700 508880
www.gamanon.org.uk
Meetings are for anyone who has been affected by a loved one's gambling problem.

Bereavement

Cruse
01494 511117
www.crusebucks.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care helps anyone suffering a bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Child Bereavement Charity
01494 568900
www.childbereavement.org.uk
Based at Saunderton, the charity provides support and information for when a child dies or a child is grieving. Trained professionals help families to cope with their loss and rebuild their lives.

Winston’s Wish
08452 030405
www.winstonswish.org.uk
This charity is the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. They offer practical support to anyone concerned about a grieving child.

Cancer Support

Orchid- Fighting Male Cancer
0808 802 0010
www.orchid-cancer.org.uk
Recognised as the UK's leading charity working in the area of male-specific cancers. If you or someone you know is worried about testicular, prostate or penile cancer, please call our Nurse Specialists at the Orchid National Male Cancer Helpline. 

The Brain Tumour Charity
www.thebraintumourcharity.org
The High Wycombe support group meets on the first Friday of every month at Pusey House. It is aimed at patients, families and friends of those affected by a brain tumour. Visit the website and search for your nearest support group.

Cancer Education, Information and Support Service
01296 316954
Based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, all cancer patients being treated within the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust are entitled to use a range of services including complementary therapies and a chance to get involved in the Creative Arts Group or Relaxation Hour.

Macmillan (Cancer support / info)
0808 8080000
www.macmillan.org.uk
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan has a team of people supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Children and Young People

Barnardo’s Sure Start Children Centres
01494 866181
www.barnardos.org.uk/buckschildrenscentres
The centres provide information and support, and a variety of activities for families with children aged 5 and under. They work in partnership with the local Health Visitors and Midwives and the National Childminding Association.

First Response
08454 600001
A single point contact for Buckinghamshire’s Children’s Social Care.
If you are concerned about a child please call the number above or email cypfirstresponse@buckscc.gov.uk

Young Minds
0808 802 5544
www.youngminds.org.uk
YoungMinds is a charity offering information to children and young people about their emotional wellbeing and mental health. The Parent’s Helpline offers free advice and support for parents worried about their children’s behaviour, emotional problems and mental health.

Youth Enquiry Service (Y.E.S)
01494 437373
www.youthenquiryservice.org.uk
The service offers free and confidential support, information and counselling to 13 -25 year olds in the High Wycombe area.

Different Strokes
08451 307172
www.differentstrokes.co.uk
Different Strokes is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to young stroke survivors throughout the UK. They are run by Stroke survivors for Stroke survivors, for active self help and mutual support.

Buckinghamshire Family Information Service
08456884944
www.bucksfamilyinfo.org
A 'one stop shop' for all families in Bucks, brimming with details of activities and events, childcare, support and advice.

Speech and Language Therapy Service
Local contact details
Oxford Health Speech and Language Therapy Service are offering drop in screening sessions for all pre-school children with speech sound difficulties.
Parents can self-refer preschool children for an assessment by phoning one of the many screening clinics listed here.
School age children can access the service via their school.

Counselling Services

Alzheimer's Society
0300 222 1122
www.alzheimers.org.uk
If you're affected by dementia or worried about your memory, call the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline where trained advisers can provide information and support.

Buckinghamshire Mind
01494 463364
www.bucksmind.org.uk
The service offers affordable one-to-one counselling to adults from their premises in Desborough, High Wycombe. The counselling is available to people over the age of 18 who are experiencing emotional difficulties or mental distress.

Healthy Minds Service
01865 901600
www.healthymindsbucks.nhs.uk
Read more in their leaflet
If you are feeling anxious, depressed or stressed, Healthy Minds may be able to offer you the help you need to improve your wellbeing.
They are a fast acting NHS service offering talking therapies, practical support and employment advice to people with a GP in Buckinghamshire.

Relate
03001 001234
www.relate.org.uk
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

No Panic
08001 388889
www.nopanic.org.uk
No Panic is a voluntary charity which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobia’s, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

Samaritans
01494 432000
08457 909090
www.samaritans.org
Confidential support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing distress or despair, and feelings that could lead to suicide.

Sane
08457 678000
www.sane.org.uk
SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helpline and email services and their online Support Forum where people can share their feelings and experiences.

South Bucks Counselling
01494 440199
www.southbuckscounselling.org
Their team of counsellors can offer you help to cope with and work through difficulties, and make positive changes in your life.
Whilst GPs may recommend some clients to contact the service, anyone over 18 years of age is free to contact them independently.

South Central Veterans' Service
0300 365 0300
Email: sc.veterans@nhs.net
Read more in their promotional leaflet
A specialist mental health service for anyone who has served in the British Armed Forced (regular or reserves).

Dementia Support

Alzheimer's Society

This website contains essential information on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, including how to live well with the disease and how to find help near you.www.alzheimers.org.uk

National Helpline Number 0300 222 1122

Finance and Unemployment

Citizens Advice Bureau (High Wycombe and District)
03442 451289
www.highwycombecab.org.uk
www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Their free, confidential advice helps people resolve their problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, and many more issues.

Job Centre Plus (High Wycombe)
08001 690190
www.dwp.gov.uk/jobcentreplus
The Job Centre can administer claims for Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support.

Step Change Debt Charity (formerly CCCS)
0800 1381111
The UK’s leading debt charity offers tailored advice and practical solutions to help you manage debt and make a fresh start.

Homeless Support

Wycombe Homeless Connection
01494 447699
www.wyhoc.org.uk
This charity helps the homeless people of High Wycombe through the provision of support, advocacy, mentoring and drop-in sessions all year round. A winter night shelter between January and March gives emergency accommodation for guests referred by partner agencies.

YMCA High Wycombe
01494 465700
www.hw-ymca.org.uk
As well as providing young people with somewhere to live, the YMCA provides a programme of activities designed to develop skills that will enable them to move on to independent living.

Local Agencies

Thames Valley Police (High Wycombe)
www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Bucks County Council
01296 395000
www.buckscc.gov.uk

Wycombe District Council
01494 461000
www.wycombe.gov.uk

Local Support Groups

Expert Stroke Programme
Phone 0300 3300 761 to book your place
An opportunity for stroke survivors and their carers to meet the experts, ask any questions and to meet others living with stroke. The courses are free and run for 6 weeks at local community centres. See leaflet for more details.

Parkinson's respite scheme for carers in South Bucks
Thanks to a generous legacy left to the Amersham and High Wycombe branch of Parkinson's UK, carers can now get up to 20 free hours of support.
For more information and how to apply, email abrowne@parkinsons.org.uk

Breathe Easy Buckinghamshire (British Lung Foundation Support Groups)
Helpline 03000 030555
A local support group for anyone with a lung condition, including Asthma.
They meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm at Pusey House to listen to various speakers, hold raffles, have tea and biscuits but most of all, have fun.

Bucks Stop Smoking Service
A FREE NHS service which provides expert advice, information and support to people in Bucks who want to stop smoking.

Carers Bucks
0300 777 2722
www.carersbucks.org
Carers Bucks is a charity that works in partnership with family carers to support them in their role by providing information, advice, advocacy, emotional and practical support. The Wycombe support group meets on the third Friday of every month at Pusey House.

Diabetes UK -Wycombe and District Branch
01628 486870
www.diabetesukwycombe.co.uk
The voluntary group works with the Diabetes Centres at Wycombe and Amersham Hospital to provide information and support for those affected by and at risk of the condition.

Eating Disorders Support
01494 793223
www.eatingdisorderssupport.co.uk
Eating Disorders Support is an organisation providing help and support to anyone affected by an eating problem. It also provides help for those who are caring for, or supporting someone with an eating disorder.

Netbuddy (Learning Disability and Autism Carer Support)
www.netbuddy.org.uk
This website is full of handy tips and bright ideas from parents, carers, teachers and therapists with experience of learning disability and autism.

The Royal British Legion
01494 448800
If you have served in the Forces or are the dependant of someone who served - The Royal British Legion Services are available to you. For advice or support with bereavement, returning to civilian life or money worries, call the number above.

Speech and Language Therapy Service
Oxford Health Speech and Language Therapy Service are offering drop in screening sessions for all pre-school children with speech sound difficulties.
Parents can self-refer preschool children for an assessment by phoning one of the many screening clinics listed here.
School age children can access the service via their school.

Pregnancy Support

Care Confidential
www.careconfidential.com
Free, confidential counselling, support, help and advice for those facing an unplanned pregnancy or have post-abortion concerns.

Miscarriage Association
www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
Information and support for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.

Sands (stillbirths and neonatal deaths)
www.uk-sands.org
A charity organisation which offers support when a baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.

 

Services for the Elderly and Disabled

Age UK Buckinghamshire
01296 431 911
www.ageuk.org.uk/buckinghamshire
Services offered include advocacy, benefits advice, information on local support groups and even foot care, handyman services, computer training and visiting/befriending services.


The Chilterns Dial-A-Ride
01494 766123
A door to door minibus service in the Wycombe District Council area for the elderly and disabled. To use the scheme you need to register to become a member. There is an annual fee. To register, please telephone Dial-a-Ride between 9.30am and 12.30pm, using the number above.

British Red Cross
01494 521512
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They also provide short-term loans of equipment to people in need such as wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks and frames. www.redcross.org.uk

Sexual and Domestic Abuse

24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline
08082 000247

Broken Rainbow
0300 999 5428
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
Provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Forced Marriage Unit
02070 080151

Freedom Programme
01296 437777
A support group that can help you begin to make sense of what's happening to you.

Karma Nirvana
0800 5999247
National charity supporting victims of forced marriage and honour-related abuse.

Mankind
01273 911680
www.mankindcounselling.org.uk
Support for men who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives.

Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
www.mensadviceline.org.uk
The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential, freephone helpline for men who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. It’s available to all men in the UK.

Wycombe Rape Crisis
01494 462222 (helpline)
0808 8029999 (national helpline)
www.wycomberapecrisis.org.uk
A voluntary organisation supporting female survivors of sexual violence - rape, assault or child sexual abuse - whether historical, recent or current.

Wycombe Women’s Aid
01494 461367
Wycombe Women’s Aid provides support to women and children experiencing the effects of domestic violence by offering refuge, counselling and practical and emotional support.

There's No Excuse for Domestic Abuse
This guide details services available to victims of abuse in Bucks and information on how to report abuse.

Read the booklet

Sexual Health Services

0300 303 2880