Approximately 1 in 4 people will struggle with low mood, stress, worry and other emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. Perhaps this is something you are going through right now? If so, there is help available.

At this time of year, the media often talk about ’Blue Monday’; the ‘most depressing day of the year’ associated with a post-Christmas dip in mood, dark nights, gloomy winter weather and unpaid bills. Joanne Ryder, Clinical and Professional Lead for the Psychological Therapies Pathway and Head of IAPT in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, says: “Feeling low, stressed or anxious can happen at any time, to anyone, from all walks of life and backgrounds.”

Anyone can struggle to cope with the emotional challenges in their life especially if they are coping with a long-term health condition, experiencing employment difficulties or finding it hard to sleep.

TalkingSpace Plus can help people quickly with psychological treatments that are proven to help in such situations. We have dedicated specialist staff who are trained to understand the specific needs or health issues associated with low mood and emotional difficulties.

TalkingSpace Plus also offers a range of helpful online resources such as Computerised CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

If you are struggling with issues such as these now or at any time of the year, TalkingSpace Plus is a free, NHS service where you can easily refer yourself in a number of ways:

  • via our website, where you will find a self-referral form as well as a range of helpful resources
  • by telephone: (01865 901222),
  • by writing to us: TalkingSpace Plus, Oxbridge Court, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES

We also accept referrals from GPs or other health care professionals.

TalkingSpace Plus is easy to access anytime online and with later office hours until 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays if you prefer to phone.

Our opening hours are:

  • Monday 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 8am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am – 8pm
  • Thursday 8am – 8pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm

TalkingSpace Plus is a partnership between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxfordshire Mind and Principal Medical Limited.