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By Sarah Jordan | Comments Off on Sleepio

During these difficult and unusual times, changes in the way we all live, learn and work impacts both our physical and mental health, which includes affecting our sleep. Be kind to yourself by prioritising your sleep to protect your mental health.  Oxfordshire Mind have partnered with Sleepio to provide expert guidance on sleep and mental…

Calls now free as helpline marks 1,000th call

By Sarah Jordan | Comments Off on Calls now free as helpline marks 1,000th call

Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline has launched a freephone number as the service marks its 1,000th call for mental health advice. Calls will now be free to the 24/7 mental health helpline which has received more than 1,000 calls from the public for mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic. The round-the-clock helpline was set…

Sleep Myths vs. Sleep Facts

By Sarah Jordan | Comments Off on Sleep Myths vs. Sleep Facts

Sleep Myth: We all need 8 hours of sleep. Sleep Fact: It turns out that 8 hours is just an average. Although some people might find that 8 hours of sleep at night suits them, we’re all individuals and have different sleep needs. Some people may need closer to 7 hours of sleep while others…

The Lions Barber Collective

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

Changes to Health and Wellbeing Services during Lockdown

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

Being Active when you’re working from home

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

Home Workout Resources

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

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

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

Physical Activity and Mental Wellbeing Resources

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

Anxiety and Coronavirus

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on Anxiety and Coronavirus

Feeling anxious is to be expected at this time. We are here to help. Call today. NHS Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline 24/7 Adults: 01865 904 997 Children and young people: 01865 904 998 https://bit.ly/ohftmhh