Posts by Louise Collins

We’re looking for your thoughts on how to improve our services

As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, the Community Mental Health Framework is a new way of working that will improve mental health services so that GPs, mental health teams and other support organisations in the community work better together. We are coproducing this new framework to make sure that service users and carers…

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World Mental Health and Homeless Day 2020

October 10th sees both World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day being celebrated. Mental health problems and homelessness can affect anyone, any day or time of the year but the 10th October brings a good opportunity to show your support.   We want to get Oxfordshire talking about the ever-growingly important subject of Mental Health…

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Black History Month

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is committed to race equality in mental health care says Lesley Dewhurst, chair of Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, at the start of Black History Month. Here she shares the partnership’s pledge to deliver and co-deliver services for everyone in the county. Below the video is a transcript of the Lesley’s words.…

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The Lions Barber Collective

During Men’s Health Week, The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership are supporting The Lions Barber Collective in their mission to create a world free from suicide. The globally renowned charity comes to Oxfordshire at a time when we are adapting to a ‘new normal’. We’re working with Oxford County Council and other partners across Oxfordshire to…

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Changes to Health and Wellbeing Services during Lockdown

Oxfordshire people have been receiving care and support from health and wellbeing services in different ways during the coronavirus outbreak. Local organisations have been resilient and adapted their services and resources so people in the local community can still use them during lockdown. The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership has been…

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Being Active when you’re working from home

One of the biggest problems from working at home is inactivity. Our main reaction to a busy workload is to sit for as long as possible until the task is done. Before you know it, hours have gone by and you have not moved from your chair! Excessive sitting can affect your metabolism, increase blood…

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Home Workout Resources

With new restrictions in our lives, working out at home has become the new normal. We have lots of tips and ideas for how to start on your home workout journey. Enjoy the exercise you do Sport England has a whole range of ideas of different activities you can try from the comfort of your…

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Breaking down the barriers to staying active: The Walking for Wellbeing Project

My name is Francesca and I run the Walking for Wellbeing Project with the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership. For those of you who don’t know about us, Walking for Wellbeing runs friendly, accessible walking groups leaving from local mental health services, aimed at getting people with severe mental health conditions active. Getting active and staying…

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Physical Activity and Mental Wellbeing Resources

Physical health and mental health impact heavily on each other but are often not talked about together. It is even more important to talk about the effect of physical health now as our usual ways of exercising may have been disrupted due to the coronavirus. Physical activity can be done in many forms and does…

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