My voice: My Story! – Mental Health Awareness Week Production

'My voice: My Story!' will be shown during Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 10-16. Arts group Angels of Hope support the project. It ran an Introduction to Film course and a screenwriting class over Zoom to service users and staff across the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership.  Three scripts were produced from [...]


Free, Online Mental Health Awareness Workshops for Parents & Carers in Oxfordshire

As a part of the Mental Wealth Academy service, Oxfordshire Youth are delivering Mental Health Awareness workshops for parents & carers, to help support young people with their mental health. The course will take place online and is available free (Using your Oxfordshire postcode, as the promotion code.) The sessions aims to help parents [...]


Oxfordshire Budget Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council is asking people who live and work in Oxfordshire to share their views on its funding proposals for the coming year. Every year Oxfordshire County Council sets out how it intends to spend its budget on behalf of local people. And that includes funding to support people with mental health challenges [...]


Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline moving to NHS 111

Call NHS 111 for mental health advice for adults and children from Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire 24/7 Mental Health Helpline A 24/7 mental health helpline launched to provide people with mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic is moving to NHS 111. The round-the-clock Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline makes it quicker and easier [...]


Wellbeing for Education Return Training 

What is the ‘Wellbeing for Education Return’ Training?  Wellbeing for Education Return Training is a national training package designed for education staff; aimed at providing schools and colleges with support and tools to enable staff to respond to the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their pupils.   The expectation is that each school [...]


World Mental Health & 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 [...]


Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership 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. "Black History Month has relevance to every one of us, [...]


Young People’s Supported Accommodation (YPSA) – A new Partnership

Oxfordshire County Council initiated a system change approach to ‘supported housing’ in Oxfordshire with their recent Tender. Local mental health charity Response, who provides housing for over 200 people across the Thames Valley, has teamed up with local youth development charity Oxfordshire Youth to provide an innovative new model of support for young people [...]


Mental Wealth Academy Official Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Mental Wealth Academy - a vital new partnership offering a proactive and preventative programme of non-clinical mental health services for 18-25 year-olds across Oxfordshire. For the next six months, in response to the effects of the COVID pandemic, this service is being extended to 16-and-17-year-olds [...]


Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Mental Health Helplines

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 [...]