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
- Moodgym: online self help for anxiety and depression. CBT based.
- Be Mindful: online mindfulness.
- Calmharm for self harm
- Sleepio: online CBT to help with sleep problems
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 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.
- Telephone: 01865 901222
- Email: email@example.com
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.
Turning point NHS service providing support for drug and alcohol problems. You can self refer via their website
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.
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
- Telephone: 01865 903037/07710 092849
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Telephone: 116 123
- Email: email@example.com
SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.
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
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
Mental health information for young people and a crisis messenger service providing mental health support by text..
A tool to help parents find resources in their area
A resource for parents of children and young people with mental health problems (it also offers advice on other areas of family life).