Coronavirus Update

We are aware that the current Coronavirus situation is affecting how our services run and wanted to reach out and offer some reassurance. Although the majority of services have stopped face-to-face support they are still offering their services over the phone and digitally.

 The Safe Havens in Oxford and Banbury are still operating and are providing confidential support face to face or over the phone to anyone who is struggling to cope in the evenings and weekend.  If you are in crisis please call before to book a space. Call 01295 270004 (Banbury) or 01865 903 037 (Oxford).

A new mental health helpline for all ages has also been setup, with support from the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, to help relieve the pressure on 111. You can call 01865 904 997 (adults) or 01865 904 998 (children and young people) to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals, 24 hours a day. During office hours, if you already use mental health services should contact services directly using the numbers in your care plan.

Any organisations you are receiving services from should have contacted you about how they plan to continue to support you. You can also check the individual organisations websites for below for further updates.

Individual organisations:

Restore – https://www.restore.org.uk/

Elmore Community Services – http://www.elmorecommunityservices.org.uk/

Oxfordshire Mind – https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/

Connection Support – https://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/

Response – https://www.response.org.uk/

Oxford Health – https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/

Root and Branch – https://www.rootandbranch.info/

Bridewell Gardens – https://www.bridewellgardens.co.uk/

Oxfordshire Recovery College – http://oxfordshirerecoverycollege.org.uk/  

To keep update to date with government advice around coronavirus, visit the government website here
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For medical advice around the coronavirus, visit the NHS website here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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For advice relating to Coronavirus including planning for staying at home or indoors, taking care of your mental health and wellbeing and a checklist to see if you are ready to stay at home for 2 weeks, Oxfordshire Mind have put together a detailed article with lots of advice.
https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing-2/

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The Oxfordshire Recovery College have released a podcast as a way of engaging with students. In their first episode they discuss the Five Ways to Wellbeing, how to maintain wellbeing during social distancing and pasta recipes.
https://anchor.fm/oxfordshire-recovery-college

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Every Mind Matters, an NHS run website, also has 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus.
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/

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Oxford Health have put up a series of videos on their YouTube channel, around how to manage your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
https://www.youtube.com/user/OxfordHealth

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Active Oxfordshire have lots of helpful information about how to exercise at home, including ways to motivate yourself to still exercise.
https://www.activeoxfordshire.org/how-to-stay-active-while-youre-a

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The Oxford Mindfulness centre are offering free weekly podcasts which are open to all, with no need for prior mindfulness experience. Find details on all the sessions so far below.
https://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/learn-mindfulness/online-sessions-podcasts/

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Below is a document which contains lots of different links and apps which might be helpful. There are links for how to help your wellbeing and sleep, how to continue to exercise inside, how to manage your mood, different podcasts to listen to, practical help and mindfulness. There are also specific links for older adults and children.