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Coronavirus Update

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We are aware that the current Coronavirus situation is affecting how our services run and wanted to reach out and offer some reassurance. Although the majority of services have stopped face-to-face support they are still offering their services over the phone and digitally.  The Safe Havens in Oxford and Banbury are still operating and are…

New Mental Health Helpline

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Adults: 01865 904997 Children: 01865 904998 A new mental health helpline has been setup, with support from the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to help relieve pressure on 111.  The helpline will be open 24 hours a day and people can call to find out when and where to get help and access…

Safe Haven launched for people living with mental health problems in Banbury.

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on Safe Haven launched for people living with mental health problems in Banbury.

A specialised safe haven offering a late-night safe space for people experiencing mental health crisis has opened in Banbury. Banbury Safe Haven will offer additional out-of-hours support for adults living with mental illness in north Oxfordshire. People must call ahead to hold a place at the drop-in in Britannia Road, Banbury, for immediate mental health…

Root and Branch Plant Fayre May 17th

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Root and Branch are holding a plant fayre on Sunday 17th May, 1-3:30pm. Buy herbs, flowers and vegetables for your year in the garden. Admission and car parking is free. Root and Branch can be found at Westmill Farm, Watchfield, Oxfordshire, SN6 8TH.

New employment service to help patients find their perfect job

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on New employment service to help patients find their perfect job

Oxford Health is on a mission to help mental health patients find fulfilling paid employment to aid in their recovery. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) has now been fully launched in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire offering a unique service for people over 18 who are no in work and under the care of our adult mental…

Praise for Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership

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Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership “should be congratulated for stepping out on an unknown and long road, for which no one had a map,” according to an independent evaluation by the Centre for Mental Health.

Oxfordshire Recovery College’s Theory of Change

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Recently, students and tutors at the Oxfordshire Recovery College took part in a series of workshops to think about what they do, why they do it and what they are aiming to achieve. A report has been created detailing the ideas everyone came up with. It was split into college’s values, overall aims, specific aims…

Article about the Oxfordshire Recovery College published in The Psychologist

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One of the Oxfordshire Recovery College tutors, Eloise Stark, has written a poignant article about the impact the college has had on her and others. The article was published in The Psychologist which is a monthly publication produced by the British Psychological Society. The article detailed how the Recovery College model worked, the importance of…

My Voice, My Story Showcase

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After the success of the previous Response showcase (Angels of Hope) which worked with service users and proffesionals to put on an entertaining show…It is back this year! This year the project is to expanded across the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership so that all can have the opportunity to get involved. The aim is to…

IPS team scores a ‘good’ rating

By Louise Collins | Comments Off on IPS team scores a ‘good’ rating

The newly expanded IPS team has received a recent glowing review. They received a score of 103 out of 125 and were praised for adapting well to the recent expansion and how enthusiastic the team were. The IPS team offer specialised support for those with severe mental health difficulties looking for employment. The expansion has…