Mental Health

Online information about mental health

  • NHS Every mind matters
  • MIND: Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • BEAT provide specific information about eating disorders
 

Online self help and apps

 

Recommended self help books

There are numeous excellent self help books, these are just a selectin that we recommend

  • Manage your Mind. Gillian Butler and Tony Hope
  • Mindfullness – A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Mark Williams
  • Overcoming Anxiety. Helen Kennerley
  • Overcoming Depression. Paul Gilbert
  • Overcoming Binge Eating. Christopher Fairburn
 

Local services for Mental health difficulties

TalkingSpace Plus

TalkingSpace Plus is and NHS service providing psychological therapies in Oxford. They actively work with people struggling with depression and anxiety, helping them move forward and recover using psychological therapies that work. A GP referral is not necessary – you can self refer via their website or by phone.

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Oxford University: Counselling

The University Counselling Service is available to all Oxford University students and offers a wide range of support and advice.The Service offers free and confidential support, but it is not an emergency service.

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Turning Point

Turning point NHS service providing support for drug and alcohol problems. You can self refer via their website

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Staying Safe

Safety Plan

Helping you to stay safe when you feel overwhelmed:

We’ve put this leaflet together to help you through times of distress. We want to make sure that you know what help you can get to stay safe and how you can get it, and how you can help yourself to stay safe.

Safety Plan Booklet

 
Oxford Safe Haven

Oxford Safe Haven (OSH) provides an additional resource to out-of-hours service and is an alternative to hospital emergency departments for people experiencing a crisis with their mental health.

For more information please see our poster

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Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

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SANE

SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.

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Children and Young People

In addition to the general resources above these are some specific resources for children, young people and their families

 
Oxford Children and Adolescent Mental health Service

NHS mental health service for children and adolescents

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Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

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Young Minds

Mental health information for young people and a crisis messenger service providing mental health support by text..

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Happy Maps

A tool to help parents find resources in their area

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Family Lives

A  resource for parents of children and young people with mental health problems (it also offers advice on other areas of family life).

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