The 'Mini-Bus' Free Drop-In Service, for crisis listening and emotional support, now known as 'BUS-STOP', has evolved and has been running for nearly 3 years and is based in Central Milton Keynes.
BUS-STOP is a 'Drop-In' open facility. The service offers 'Free Crisis Listening and Emotional Support' to the general public. All our volunteers are CRB checked.
BUS-STOP may also host regular counselling clients on proper contract (donations requested) with either qualified or student counsellors who are all on professional counselling courses.
Please also confer with the other page that explains the BUS-STOP Drop-In, and the full Counselling services offered at the Mini-Bus.
There are also Resident Counsellors for referrals, who may be called upon at our CMK office for in depth general counselling or someone more experienced in specialist trauma work.
The Mini-Bus is currently located in The Market area at ‘Market Square’ near to the Crown Walk Entrance (No.8) in Milton Keynes Central Shopping Centre.
This project development, the 'BUS-STOP' Free Drop-In, was born out of a need in Milton Keynes for a Drop-In Crisis facility to open on a regular daily basis.
This was primarily set up at the outset, due to the fact that there was no evidence of an adequate daily drop-in facility available for a weekly crisis cover in the Milton Keynes City area.
When the service was initially established there were obviously other help agencies with surgeries, open by appointment, though only a few specific times and certainly not open most week days, or at the weekend, when clients also need support.
The BUS-STOP Drop-In facility is currently manned by locally trained volunteers (befriending only) and either student counsellors attending training course in a College, University or Institute, or other qualified counsellors who carry out contract Counselling work.
Our volunteers are all supported by qualified and regulated supervision. Insurances are in place for befrienders, although for full 'counselling contracts' our students and qualified professionals also have their own private insurance, as a normal safeguard.
DROP-IN SERVICE is located at:- Market Square, Central Milton Keynes. Outside Entrance No. 8, by the big red 'Post Boxes'.
For further information contact Manager Joy Dietsch: email email@example.com