As we enter a second national lockdown there will be challenges and opportunities for all of us. We know the impact will be greater for some than others. Remember, for most of us, these feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you’re helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

Our services remain open.

And we will continue to share information about ways you can support your mental health.

If you are struggling, get in touch to access our mental health support:

Your GP

Talking therapy services for adults struggling with low mood, anxiety or stress

  • Healthy Minds talking therapy service in Buckinghamshire 01865 901 600
  • TalkingSpace Plus talking therapy service in Oxfordshire 01865 901 222

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Visit the CAMHS website 

Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline

  • Adults: 0800 783 0119 or 01865 904 997
  • Children and young people: 0800 783 0121 or 01865 904 998

Nearly 100,000 digital consultations

Thanks to digital consultations we have been able to carry on providing care safely and effectively throughout the pandemic. Alongside face to face appointments we are caring for people remotely so they are able to stay safe at home. We are a leading trust in the UK on the up-take of digital consultations, nearing 100,000 completed consultations. When you get in touch we can talk with you about the best way for your to receive care and support.

Lockdown

England is now in lockdown which means that increased requirements are in place.

These are:

Only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work
You must work from home if you can
Avoid travel unless essential

As ever, please remember “wash hands, cover face, make space”. People are also urged to stay alert, control the virus and help save lives.

You can find out more about the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available at the government website.

Take a look at the NHS Every Mind Matters top tips for your mental health when staying home.

Community Services

We also continue to operate a host of community services in Oxfordshire – waiting and able to support you during lockdown – including School Nurses, Health Visitors and the Family Nurse Partnership.