TalkingSplace Plus service leaflet

Feeling low? Anxious? Stressed?

We can help you. Let’s start talking.

Free NHS talking therapies for people in Oxfordshire.

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. We can offer a range of talking therapies and wellbeing activities that can help with stress, anxiety and depression. We also offer employment support to help you stay in work or return to work.

Talking therapies that really work

TalkingSpace Plus is a free, confidential NHS service available to anyone over the age of 18, registered with a GP in Oxfordshire offering talking therapies to over 14,000 people each year. We help people experiencing common conditions including stress, anxiety and depression.

Our staff are also specially trained to help people living with long term physical health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and persistent physical health conditions. This may be important to you as people living with long term physical health condition you are two to three times more likely to experience stress, anxiety and depression.

More information about talking therapies, wellbeing activities and employment support can be found on our website:

No need to ask your GP – Refer yourself

TalkingSpace Plus is easy to access

To book an appointment, you can do this online or by telephone. We also accept referrals from your GP and other healthcare professionals.

Phone: 01865 901 222

We will need some basic contact information, including your name, address, date of birth, NHS number and contact number(s). If you self-refer via online we will usually contact you within two working days to arrange a telephone appointment.

Non-urgent advice: What to expect from your first telephone appointment

We will ask you about your current situation and how it is affecting you.

We will explain the different types of therapy and wellbeing activities we offer.

Together, we will decide how TalkingSpace Plus can help you.

Equality and diversity

Anxiety and depression affects anyone from all backgrounds. Equality is at the heart of what we do at TalkingSpace Plus.

We want anyone who contacts us for support to be able to receive the help they need.

We work hard to make sure what we offer responds to each person’s own needs relating to religion, language and culture.

We strongly believe that nothing should be a barrier to receiving our support.

We can use interpreting services if your first language is not English.

Older adults

You may be living with a physical health condition and your health may be getting worse or you may have recently received a diagnosis. This may affect what you do and how you feel.

Talking therapy involves talking to someone who is specially trained to help manage your thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on your behaviour and mood.

Talking therapies are proven to work – and they can work particularly well for people who are older. Even if you’ve tried them before and weren’t sure, you can give talking therapies another go




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General guidance: Contact us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Trust Headquarters,
Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Sandford Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4XN

  • Switchboard: 01865 901 000
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Page last reviewed: 10 February, 2022

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