Posts by Samuel Gibbs

Depression ‘well above average’ in Oxford as cases continue to rise

Latest figures show a blanket increase in severe mental health issues across the county, with Oxford City ‘well above the average’ of all other districts. Deprivation in parts of the county, along with increased awareness, are being blamed for the rise. The figures were published in the Oxfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2018, an annual…

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Mental health charity Restore needs more funding

Lesley Dewhurst, co-director of the charity based in Manzil Way, East Oxford, said staff need to bring in fundraising of about £300,000 a year. Ms Dewhurst said the charity received up to £1.3m a year funding from Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group but that is not enough to cover the cost of the work it needs…

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