Mental Health is our focus – find the right support for you

Mental Health is our focus – find the right support for you

Today is World Mental Health Day and if you, or someone close to you, feels the need for support help is at hand.

Oxford Health is a mental health trust and is using today as an opportunity to raise awareness of the variety of mental health help and care available.

The Trust has an extensive range of support services available to people who are in a mental health crisis.

Here we look at the teams that make up the support network in continuing to offer outstanding care to and provide links to make it easy to seek support.

More than 2,000 people have accessed our 24-hour mental Health helpline since we launched it at the start of the pandemic. For all adults and children across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, you can speak with a trained mental health expert who can listen and get you the help you need. You can call NHS111 or visit 111.nhs.uk

For young people and their parents/carers, please explore our dedicated CAMHS website that is packed with useful tips, expert advice and practical help. From sections on finding out if your feelings are normal to what steps you can take to boost your wellbeing, this site also has a range of videos as well as numbers to call.

Talking Space Plus offers a range of free evidence based talking therapies to over 14,000 people a year across Oxfordshire helping people with common mental health concerns like low mood, anxiety and depression.

Healthy Minds based in Buckinghamshire and has an aim of ‘Working together to improve wellbeing’. This service was established in 2008 and the service offers a range of free NHS, tried and tested psychological therapies.

Our award winning Bucks Perinatal Mental Health service provides specialist assessments and treatment of women with complex and severe mental health problems during and after pregnancy. Watch the dedicated video about the service here.

There is also a dedicated Oxfordshire service providing the same support to pregnant mothers. If you wish to be referred to this or the Buckinghamshire service please speak to your GP, midwife or health care professional.

As well as Trust support there are external organisations we work in partnership with and NHS online support. Whatever help you require the support is always available.

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is made up of several organisations listed below:

  • Response
  • Connection Support
  • Restore
  • Oxfordshire Mind
  • Elmore Community Services
  • Oxford Health

By working together all these organisations can create better services and provide support that promotes quality of life for people with mental health illness. Their mission is to: Support recovery, hope and ambition. Visit the website for further information.

Better Health Every Mind Matters have created a useful Mind Plan. Fill in a quiz full of 5 questions to get top tips and advice that will work for you as an individual. Visit the NHS Every Mind Matters page for more wellbeing tips, kickstarting your health and how to get the right support.

Published: 10 October 2021