Mental health support available to residents all year round
Residents are being reminded of the help on hand to support them in Oxfordshire during difficult times of their lives.
One in four people will experience some form of mental distress during their lifetime, and the holiday season is traditionally a difficult time for many.
Councillor Mark Lygo, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: “This time of year can be a challenge for many of us. People can often find themselves struggling with feelings of loneliness, concerns about family relationships or money, and more.
“Whatever you may be feeling you’re never alone, and if you, or somebody you know, are struggling to cope, help is just a call or click, away.”
Three local Oxfordshire organisations provide confidential and trustworthy advice and support:
- Response’s Mental Wealth Academy supports those aged 18 to 25 years old. Learn more about tsupport services by visiting response.org.uk/mental-wealth-academy.
- Oxford Health NHS mental health helpline is available 24 hours. Find out more on the Oxford Health NHS website.
- Mental health services for adults and older adults:
- TalkingSpace Plus provides countywide support
- Oxford Safe Haven and Banbury Safe Haven both support those having difficulties in the Oxford and Banbury areas.
Residents can also find out more about where to get help, information and support for mental health and wellbeing in Oxfordshire by visiting the Oxfordshire County Council website.
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