World Mental Health Day 2020
ANIMATION: Jo shares their experience of using OMHP's wide range of services through journey to better health.
Did you know effective recovery from mental health challenges means helping people in all aspects of their lives?
That’s why Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP) provides a complete recovery package supporting people at all stages of their journey – including housing support when they need it.
Jo, who uses OMHP services, has shared their story to show all the different ways they were helped.
Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership and Homeless Oxfordshire are collaborating with the support of Oxfordshire Homeless Movement to raise awareness as World Mental Health Day and World Homelessness Day both fall on Saturday, October 10.
Research by homeless charity Crisis has shown that poor mental health can be both a cause and a consequence of homelessness.
And we know that effective recovery means helping people in all aspects of their lives. That’s why OMHP provides a complete recovery package supporting people throughout their journey. Ensuring people have secure housing is one cornerstone of that recovery package.
OMHP’s housing support includes 357 housing units offering people experiencing mental health challenges intensive to low level support depending upon their need at the time. OMHP also helps people communicate with landlords so they can maintain tenancies, finds housing suitable for people’s needs and supports then to navigate the lettings system to access social housing.
Look out for #HeadandHome on social media and share the YouTube videos on this page to let people know about the support available to them.
About Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership
Mental health care takes many forms at OMHP and people have a range of services and activities, in hospital settings and in the community, they can use to support their emotional and physical care and wellbeing, learn education and skills, find employment and secure financial stability and housing.
Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership brings together six specialist mental health organisations to create positive initiatives that improve the lives of people living with mental health challenges. They are Restore, Oxfordshire Mind, Elmore Community Service, Response, Connection Support and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT).
If you are concerned about your health, or that of a loved one, you can contact Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire 24/7 Mental Health Helpline for advice.
Call 0800 783 0119 for adults and 0800 783 0121 for children and young people.
Published: 10 October 2020