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Creativity Helping Mental Health in Oxfordshire

By Rachel Cox | Comments Off on Creativity Helping Mental Health in Oxfordshire

The annual client-led event within the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP) is a chance for clients to showcase their creative talents, skills, and journeys, whilst also breaking down the stigma around mental health. It was not possible to hold the event at a local venue this year due to COVID-19, but that did not stop…

Step Down Housing Shortlisted for Homeless Link Award

By Sarah Jordan | Comments Off on Step Down Housing Shortlisted for Homeless Link Award

Connection Support are delighted their Step Down Housing service in Oxfordshire has been shortlisted for a Homeless Link Award in the category, Promoting Partnerships and Collaborative Working. Step Down Housing provides short-term housing following hospital discharge for homeless patients who do not want to return to the streets or for people whose home is no…

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

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

World Mental Health and Homeless Day 2020

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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…

Black History Month

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on 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.…

Virtual HealthFest @September 12: You can’t come to us, so we’re bringing the fun to you

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on Virtual HealthFest @September 12: You can’t come to us, so we’re bringing the fun to you

Join Oxford Health online at https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/healthfest from noon on September 12 and tour their virtual festival arena packed with six themed activity tents and main stage. A behind-the-scenes tour of one of their hospitals, expert help and tips on boosting your wellbeing, and fun-packed activity sessions are just some of what’s on offer at our…

The Lions Barber Collective

By Sarah Jordan | Comments Off on The Lions Barber Collective

Saving lives, one haircut at a time… Learn new skills to recognise, ask, listen and help your clients with their mental wellbeing by enrolling on BarberTalk’s online training for barbers and hair professionals in Oxfordshire. Now, more than ever, clients may want to share how they’re feeling. BarberTalk training can help you prepare for those…

Sleepio

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…