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Statement from Vanessa Odlin, Service Director for Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Services on behalf of OMHP.

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  Thank you to everyone who has supported the trust and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership as we faced the prospect of £1.6m funding cuts to our Oxfordshire mental health budget.   We have been inspired by the support and dedication of all our colleagues and partners who voiced their concerns about the impact of the proposed budget changes.…

Healthfest – Save the Date

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Oxfordshire council makes dramatic U-turn on mental health cut

By Sarah Hoyle | Comments Off on Oxfordshire council makes dramatic U-turn on mental health cut

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has made a dramatic U-turn on plans to slash mental health funding. The council had been proposing to reduce its contribution to NHS mental health services and social work by £1.6 million, from £8m to £6.4, by 2022. Today, however, council bosses appear to have bowed to public pressure, scrapping £1m of…

OMHP release an open letter to Oxfordshire County Council

By Sarah Hoyle | Comments Off on OMHP release an open letter to Oxfordshire County Council

The letter, signed by all members of the partnership, is in response to Oxfordshire County Council’s proposal to cut mental health funding by £1.6 million by 2022. Oxfordshire County Council responded to the open letter and offered the opportunity to give your feedback on proposed mental health budget cuts. Read more… SaveSave

Service User Planning Event

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Service user planning event. SaveSave

Safe Haven launched for people living with mental health problems

By Sarah Hoyle | Comments Off on Safe Haven launched for people living with mental health problems

A specialised safe haven offering a late-night safe space for people experiencing mental health crisis has opened off Cowley Road in Oxford. Oxford Safe Haven (OSH) offers additional out-of-hours support for adults living with mental illness in Oxfordshire. People must call ahead to hold a place at the drop-in in Manzil Way, Oxford, for immediate…

New housing network to aid protection of adults and children from abuse

By Sarah Hoyle | Comments Off on New housing network to aid protection of adults and children from abuse

A new housing network launched this week to help Oxfordshire’s adult and children’s safeguarding boards and housing providers across the county to share concerns, advice and best practice with each other. The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and Adult Board Housing Network held its first meeting yesterday (Wednesday, October 3) with a session that combined the…

Oxfordshire Mind awarded £81,000 funding boost

By Sarah Hoyle | Comments Off on Oxfordshire Mind awarded £81,000 funding boost

  A pioneering project by Oxfordshire Mind to help local people on a low income to lead healthier lifestyles has been given an £81,000 funding boost. The three-year scheme, in partnership with the Oxford Mental Health Partnership, will focus on getting people with severe and enduring mental health conditions to take part in weekly walking…

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/