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Peer support workers ‘reduce readmissions to mental health crisis units’

By Sarah Hoyle | Comments Off on Peer support workers ‘reduce readmissions to mental health crisis units’

Lancet study including Oxford Health researcher finds that care from people with experience of mental health conditions may help readmissions. A new study published in The Lancet finds that compared to a workbook, people who had support from those with first-hand experience of mental health problems themselves were less likely to be readmitted to acute…

Lack of funding highlighted on World Mental Health Day

By Sarah Hoyle | Comments Off on Lack of funding highlighted on World Mental Health Day

OMHP were mentioned in an Oxford Mail article highlighting the lack of funding on World Mental Health Day, this was a strong message from 3 of our partners talking about funding challenges. Read the full article here: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16976019.lack-of-funding-highlighted-on-world-mental-health-day/

Restore was named the winner of The Oxford Times Charity and Community Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards.

By Samuel Gibbs | Comments Off on Restore was named the winner of The Oxford Times Charity and Community Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards.

More than 400 entrepreneurs at the Oxfordshire Business Awards used an app to pick the winner of a top charity accolade. Now in its 24th year, the awards were presented at the futuristic John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus. For the first time, business leaders and their staff were given the…

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

By Samuel Gibbs | Comments Off on 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…

Oxfordshire Mind would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to volunteer Wendy Lynch!

By Samuel Gibbs | Comments Off on Oxfordshire Mind would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to volunteer Wendy Lynch!

Wendy has volunteered at the Oxfordshire Mind Witney Hub for 6 years. During this time she has helped to set up the Get into Reading peer support group, encouraging service users to read and explore stories of all narratives to promote positive mental wellbeing. On the 5th June 2018 Wendy was presented the Individual Award…

Mental health charity Restore needs more funding

By Samuel Gibbs | Comments Off on 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…