Health and wellbeing
Looking after our mental health and wellbeing is important. There are a variety of organisations and websites that may be able to offer you the support, advice and help you need – whether in person, over the phone, via text, self-help or in group community settings:
- The Every Mind Matters website offers advice and practical steps that people can take to support their wellbeing and manage their mental health
- If you or someone you know is elderly and feeling lonely, Age UK have information and advice on their website
- The Marmalade Trust is a charity dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people to make new friendships
- The Hub of Hope can also be accessed to find local sources of mental health support and services, both from the NHS and from other organisations
If you’d prefer to speak to someone you can contact:
- Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline – a 24/7 mental health helpline to provide people with mental health advice. The number for adults is 01865 904997. For children and young people, the number is 01865 904998.
- Connection Support is a local charity that provides a flexible and tailored support and advice to adults and families in Oxfordshire. You can contact them on 01865 711267.
- Samaritans – if you’re having a hard time, they can provide you with advice and support. Call them anytime on 116 123.
- Mind National Mental Health Charity. Call their information line on 0300 123 3393.
- CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a charity that supports men under 45 years old with mental health issues. You can call them on 0800 58 58 58.
Staying physically active
Staying active is one way you can help improve your mood and mental health.
- Visit our Active Communities page for details on activities we run and support in the district
- Move Together is a scheme in Oxfordshire focused on helping you to move more and feel better if you have been affected by Covid-19
- Sport England has some great tips and advice that can help you and your family stay active
Drugs and alcohol support advice
There are lots of organisations available that can provide you or someone you know with support and advice. Head to our community support pages for more information.