Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Link with nature PLUS how we can support you

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Link with nature PLUS how we can support you

Link with nature to boost your wellbeing Join our webinar to find out how Get help with our 24/7 mental health helpline so we can get link you to the best help and support for your needs Use our online self-help resources Watch our videos

  • Link with nature to boost your wellbeing
  • Join our webinar to find out how
  • Get help with our 24/7 mental health helpline so we can get link you to the best help and support for your needs
  • Use our online self-help resources
  • Watch our videos

Nature and you

UK Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place this week (May 10-16) in 2021. This year’s theme is nature and the environment.

The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health, and millions of people discovered that during lockdowns in 2020.

However, this was not the same for all of us. MHAW 2021 will explore what the barriers to accessing nature and how everyone is able to share in the natural world and experience its mental health benefits.

At Oxford Health we have many initiatives that tap into this great resource, and one the trust’s strategic priorities is to make the best use of our resources and protect the environment.

Join us to hear more about them in our webinar Virtual Health Matters: Connecting with Nature on Wednesday, May 12 from 12:30pm. To join, please click on bit.ly/Health-Matters-Nature

Our event will be chaired by Trust Chair David Walker, and on the panel are:

  • John Upham, Compliance and Sustainability Manager
  • Dr Catriona Mellor, Specialty Doctor, Marlborough House Adolescent Unit
  • Julie Pink, Head of Charity and Community Involvement

 

24/7 mental health helpline

If you are struggling with your mood and emotions, help is a call or a click away.

Oxford Health has a round-the-clock mental health helpline for adults and for young people in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The helpline makes it quicker and easier to get the right advice they need for their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our trained mental health advisers will contact you on getting the right help for a range of conditions and symptoms including anxiety, low mood, stress, worry,  difficulty with relationships, crying often, feeling helpless, confusion, hallucinations or hearing voices.

You can access help 24/7 whenever you want via the NHS 111 online site.

By answering a range of questions, specialist workers will triage your contact and find the best services for your situation.

If you prefer to talk with someone rather than online, you can call 111. Call handlers will take your details and make sure someone contacts you with support, whether that’s reassurance or a referral to help you with stress, anxiety and worry.

 Try these for other support

  • Your own GP in the first instance
  • Mental Health Services for adults and older adults:
  • Mental Health Services for children & young people:
    • Children and young people: Take a look at our new CAMHS website. There are self-help resources for parents, carers and young people and consist of an explanatory video, accompanying worksheets and an information booklet that can be downloaded. They will help you understand some of the common mental health problems young people experience and what you can do to help. Find them here
  • Mental Health Services advice for parents/carers of children & young people:
    • Our CAMHS website has some specialist pages that offers practical tips suggested by parents and carers. Read them here
  • Leaflets cover:  Worry and uncertainty; Recovering from trauma; bereavement; depression; obsessional problems and OCD. Find them here.
  • We have a range of videos: Take a look at our Short Films About Mental Health series on our YouTube channel covering a range of conditions from PTSD to anxiety, depression, pyschosis, personality disorder and neurodiversity.

Other helplines, information and advice include:

In an emergency

If you or someone else has seriously injured themselves, taken an overdose or are on the point of doing so call 999

 

 

 

 

 

Published: 11 May 2021